Taking inspiration from Flash Gordon, Dune and even a hint of Moebius, TCOR is a very ambitious film with great sets and costumes however it plays out very much like two separate films smushed together to make the very first Sci-Fi 'Carry on" film. Who the hell is EVERYONE in this movie aside from Vin Diesel?
Extended version. The second entry is an over ambitious sci-fi epic that crumbles under its own hubris eventually. Some interesting ideas and some stunning visuals overrun by a story that doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Diesel is pretty much a one man show here regardless of the 'name' actors who must have collected bigger salaries than their norm for appearing here (talking to you Colm Feore)). Not a complete waste.