I watched Riddick recently and was greatly disappointed. All I could think of was that it was quite similar to Aliens, from a plot point of view – a bunch of tough strangers thrown together on a desolate planet who must unite and survive against a common enemy. However, Aliens is far superior in every way. The characters in Riddick are bland, and all their dialogue could easily be swapped without making any major differences to the story being told. Alines is full of character, even with those who only have a few lines.
I realise nostalgia sometimes makes us thinks the past was better than it really was, but the magic of ’80s films rarely shows up today. Here’s a great list on io9 that puts my thoughts in to 10 handy points.
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