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The Chronicles of Riddick

Nothing special to offer

(Edit) 26/02/2005

Riddick, the ever unstoppable Vin Diesel ("You sent a four man team to catch ME?") gets caught up in the expansionist hijinks of an army of nazi-cum-borg types called "necromongers". Good stuff, you may think. You may expect lots of good actions sequences set in space...

Unfortunately, a lot of the action takes place in a dank prison compund with the dreaded necromongers off doing their own thing somewhere else entirely. Some of the action sequences are good, but the ones you expect the most of (the large athletic fight scenes) are confusingly fragmented and have no sound effects, which results more in feelings of bewilderment than of exhileration.

Still, a good ending and high budget effects allow this film to escape from the prison compound of drudgery onto the planet surface of mediocrity...but never up to the stars.

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Gunbuster

Above average

(Edit) 26/02/2005

I'm not a big anime expert, so I can only compare this to the western films and television I've seen, but it does compare favourably there.

This disc is actually 6 30 minute TV episodes strung into one. Because of this, there are some very unusual 'features' in the middle of the story explaining the fictional science of the gunbuster world. Skip them. Trust me.

That aside, the story is involved and engaging. The main charcter can be a bit pathetic at times, but at least she is a coherent well crafted individual. The time warping effects of their technology also produce really interesting scenes which are handled well and add a lot of depth to the story.

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