(Better question: Why make an entire thread for this instead of just asking in the movie thread?)
For the record, it was the latter. Whereas as Pitch Black was an unorthodox sci-fi movie that took some risks and didn’t rely on many cliches and thus had those risks generally pay off, The Chronicles of Riddick was a barely related sequel that was a cliche-storm on top of having a bunch of vaguely explained bullshit while also somehow not having the moral ambiguity of Pitch Black since there are pretty clear bad-guys here. The bad guys here are also a group of (visually) overdramatic pseudo-nihilist conquerors that don’t really have much of anything interesting going for them beyond the fact that their leader has a ghetto version of Chizuru’s powers from KOF if she made out with Shang Tsung; he also manages to die in a pretty hilarious way at the end, which is one of the few memorable things about the movie. Add all of those problems on top of a supposed prophecy and dumbing down the now-grown Jack’s character, and, yeah, it was poorly made. I still feel kind of bad that Dame Judi Dench got roped into that movie somehow; less so for everyone else even though that includes otherwise good actors like Thandie Newton, Colm Feore and Keith David.
Still, I wouldn’t say it’s outright horrible, but it’s passably mediocre at best and definitely disappointing compared to Pitch Black and I wouldn’t recommend wasting one’s time watching it in its entirety.