Most of the time I had no idea what was going on. Again, I haven't seen Chronicles, so maybe if I had I'd get it, but that was hardly a huge movie. I'd entertain actually if you ask most people on the street they'll have never even heard of it, and Pitch Black as it goes. So I'd say a good 90% of people who go see this movie on a Friday/Saturday night will be in the same boat.
Karl Urban's one scene, who is he? Fuck knows.
Do watch Chronicles
. It's got some good world-building and it'll help you fill in the gaps.
And the main enjoyment I got out it was mainly seeing Katee Sackhoff on the big screen, and imagining in my head what some episodes of BSG would look like on the cinema screen and how awesome that would be to watch... certainly compared to what I was watching anyway.
I remember her saying that she wanted to concentrate on doing some grounded non-scifi work when BSG
ended. Now here she is in Riddick