The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)

<strong class="MovieTitle">The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury</strong> (2004)

(On Cable TV, April 2013) Even setting the bar low for a direct-to-video animated feature meant to bridge between two movies in a series (Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick), there really isn’t much to say about Dark Fury: Narration-wise, it’s almost completely useless as a bridge between the two films, and doesn’t do much considered by itself: it’s a standard “hero kills a few more things in-between bigger adventures” plot, stretched over 35 minutes.  Visually, I’m not a fan of Peter Chung’s anime-inspired aesthetics -extended limbs and all- and the blending of 2D with 3D elements feels amateurish at time.  Dark Fury just lies there, inert, as a sop for fans of the character and the hope of delivering a pre-manufactured franchise to the masses. 

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