The Riddick trailer has finally arrived and, as would be expected, the first instant reactions have made their way online. Whereas in years past we kept our opinions to ourselves or talked about them down the pub, now we bark them out in 140 (or less) characters for the entire world to see.
To try and get a general consensus from the entire Twittersphere is a little bit tricky, but I have trawled through the internet to try and grab a representative cross section of opinion.
According to TweetFeel, the Riddick trailer is currently being talked about positively in around 79% of tweets, while negative words have been used in 11%. Below are some examples of both:
Yo @kateesackhoff... 'Riddick' trailer looks frakkin' awesome! I'm so there, opening night. :)— Bear McCreary (@bearmccreary) May 16, 2013
Almost wrote I'm "Riddick-ulously" excited about the RIDDICK trailer, but... Oh, wait. I just did. Well, there it is. bit.ly/13xFCbs— Rick Marshall (@rickmarshall) May 15, 2013
Riddick trailer! Totally looking forward to this. Definitely looks more like Pitch Black than the last one. youtube.com/watch?feature=…— jason bergman (@loonyboi) May 15, 2013
The new Riddick trailer looks great. I'm now very excited about the return of one of my favourite characters.— Gary Bailey (@BlueFury47) May 16, 2013
"This is a man who can see in the dark…" BWAH-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!! RIDDICK trailer is hilarious: youtu.be/tDxDEjDMreA— Chris Cardno (@VisualEdgeChris) May 15, 2013
But the praise certainly wasn't universal. Here are some slightly less positive tweets:
The Riddick trailer shows way too much. Wouldn't surprise me if the last shots in the trailer is the actual finale of the film.— Peter Hasselström (@TheManko) May 16, 2013
How do you have a new Riddick trailer and not even reference what happened to the whole necromancer fleet?— Matthew Mahoney (@MahoneyRed) May 16, 2013
dammit Riddick trailer, why did you have to show the monster?— David Muller (@phaezen) May 16, 2013
That Riddick trailer was HORRIBLE.— Joaquin por que¿ (@1Day_Wawa) May 16, 2013
And now, just to be interesting, here is a schizophrenic tweet from someone who hated it, but liked it at the same time:
Despite being horrible, this debut trailer for Riddick hasn't put me off watching it: youtu.be/tDxDEjDMreA— Jack Holt (@jackkholt) May 15, 2013
So there you have it, at the moment most people are prepared to pile praise upon the trailer. Those who were negative tended to criticize what the trailer showed, as opposed to the quality of the film.
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