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Take away Carvil's glasses, trim his nose, and file his teeth.
Speaking of bald heads...........................sooooooooo the sci-fic/action junkie in me saw Riddick last night, and liked it. I'm a terrible critic because I dig the franchise and am generally easy to please when it comes to anything in those genres. A bit of a nod to Pitch Black, but hints of the character-driven plot of Chronicles of Riddick. So, that's my experience with bald guys for the weekend. Bazinga.
I never saw Pitch Black. I hear it was quite good. Several critics have said exactly what you said, "Good movie," "Harkens back to Pitch Black,. A few who didn't like it said that it harkened too much. None of them had the good taste to weave in a "Bazinga."
I recommend checking the films out. I liked Pitch Black, and liked Chronicles of Riddick even better. The third film revisits themes and even familiar "players" from the game of the first film, but I think they have moved the series from leaning heavily on more gruesome violence to focusing on Riddick himself and his own inner battles with being an antihero, much to his own chagrin. Less shock value, more fascinating character study. I love character drama, interpersonal struggles,moral dilemmas, etc., so I've really enjoyed the series. I appreciate the creators' efforts to do something more with the Riddick character beyond being a total bad-@ass with no other interesting qualities.I'm not nearly as awesome as Sheldon but hey...we can all strive right :D
You have me sold!
I'm with Lu. I've been a fan of Riddick and have looked forward to this movie for years. Pitch Black was great in concept and execution. The character of Riddick was instantly compelling. Chronicles of Riddick, well I liked it, but it was sort of space Lord of the Rings. Complete with Judi Dench voice over explaining how the evil invading army will "destroy the worlds of men." Riddick really is a Pitch Black throwback, but instead of a motley group of stranded pioneers and pilgrims, we get a motley group of mercenaries. Eliminating the desire to see Riddick hold back and not kill discriminately. You want to see him pit himself against his hunters.
You two had me at "Riddick."
Great comparison! I know who the guy is on the right but I am not too familiar with Mr. Carvil, probably a good thing. If you are like me, I get my facts from The Weekly World News (the world’s only reliable news) and this is news!I'm with Lu on this too...Riddick is a unique character being the galactic fugitive out for his own skin. There have been a handful of prison-planet/space-fugitive movies out there but nothing that brings it together like Pitch Black or Chronicles of Riddick.
I don't agree with Carville politically, but I get the feeling he's more of a hired gun than true believer. He's got style. He's got great style. Very entertaining.
I abhor politics and avoid them like the plague. I feel that way about the news as well for the most part. Both generally make me want to beat my head into a wall. THAT SAID..... I saw this and thought it apropos. I'm always down for a little schadenfreude at a politician's expense.http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://jeffwinbush.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/james_carville_is_gollum.jpg&imgrefurl=http://jeffwinbush.com/2011/09/19/james-carvilles-panic-attack/&h=480&w=640&sz=41&tbnid=Dx6XNJkEm0ebaM:&tbnh=107&tbnw=143&zoom=1&usg=__Bju6c8t_ugVklrZ1lavi4hc1Kvc=&docid=17nRtcgtMcT-5M&sa=X&ei=LckvUva2GOmdyQGnwYDIAg&ved=0CKEBEP4dMA8
I like this one a lot.
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