Starring: Vin Diesel, Katee Sackhoff, Matt Nable
Directed by: David Twohy
Written By: David Twohy
Rating: R (US) Running Time: 1 hr 59 min
This is a basic, yet solid outing for the Riddick franchise. I say basic because this film isn’t about delivering a complicated story. It’s pretty much a simple creature feature, with all that usually entails. Plenty of nervous sweaty people brandishing a variety of lethal looking hardware anytime something goes bump in the night. It’s at night though where Riddick does his best work, and Vin Diesel is brilliant in the title role.
This is a science fiction/horror flick. If you enjoyed Pitch Black back in 2000, you’re probably going to enjoy this. If movies like Pitch Black, and Aliens are not your cup of tea. Try focusing your attention on the cool creature and technology effects. There are also some nice moments of humor too, which will help. Riddick is rated R for language, bloody violence and brief nudity.
I actually didn’t care for the sepia tone to the film, so a regular dvd or streaming show on any device you like will service this film well enough.
Best Moment: << spoiler! >>
I know I announce this may be a spoiler, but you’ll still get mad at me if I get too specific. So I’ll try to be as vague as possible while still getting my moment across. A certain character has been promising to put a certain part of Riddick’s body in a box. Riddick later promises this person a quick a painful death, and the manner in which that occurs is entertainingly ironic!