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This is the definitive Riddick movie; it has the action, gore, horror, survival themes, special effects and the badass natural of Vin Diesel that makes it the perfect movie for the character. I currently rate it as my 3rd favourite film of the year and I hope that they make another film like this to truly end this franchise on a high note. The reason this movie did so good is because it focused on Riddick being a badass, being stealthy, using his animalistic intelligence and showing him kill off people and well made special effect creatures. If I had to give it a Spill.com rating; I'd give it a low Full Price
I thought the movie was ok. I saw the film after listening to this review and I was all pumped up for this to be great!! It wasn't, I felt like it was corny as hell. It had some good parts to it, but was booged down by too many story flaws and graphic missteps. I expect more from Vin Diesel. I still enjoyed the spill review as always!!
I saw Riddick last night and I really enjoyed. I am also in that group that liked Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. I bought the director's cut and I see the difference between that and the theatrical release. As much as I like TCOR I understand why there are people who don't like it.
I thoroughly enjoyed Riddick, surprisingly actually, because I could never find the interest to finish watching Pitch Black.
I think Chronicles of Riddick was going for a Dune (novel not movie) feel. I think it succeeded on a visual level, but was too much of a dumb action flick to live up to it on any other level. This said, I actually like Chronicles of Riddick to an extent. Perhaps unfortunately it just cements the idea to me that Dune is not able to be made into a movie. I don't think the general audience, nor many sci fi fans are willing to take the visuals of Dune seriously in live-action form, in the same way we can't take many superheros in their comic book version costumes seriously on screen. Even when I watch Chronicles of Riddick I can't help but think it would've made a better comic or animated film (but with better animation than the actual animated movie they made that I never watched fully). Though, I may be biased, I prefer more down to earth sci fi like Children of Men and 1984.
Also, Riddick is Space Batman.
I think where Pitch Black and Riddick succeeded while Chronicles failed is that we aren't up Riddick's ass. We spend time with him in the beginning and he's clearly the main focus, but in the grand 60-70% of Riddick, we're with the mercs. So with Riddick off screen, you buy into his badassery. You buy into his scary nature, because you don't see him. You just see a merc get dragged into the shadow by a cold-blooded killer. Plus the return of the aliens made it feel WAY more sci-fi than Chronicles. I liked this movie quite a bit.
@Boardgill, NOT a B-movie
@JoeDrifter, Really? Just watch the first & stop all that.
@Jon, RT is a joke.
Plus, they didn't act like "Well, we gotta show you this cause you watched the last one.", Vin & David are clearly sticking with the Chronicles story, and it was a badass film, really nothing to scoff at unless you're a super-nerd. Director's cut isn't anyway.
Riddick review: the 3rd installment in the action sci fi R-Rated Pitch Black series stars Vin Diesel as Richard B. Riddick, a convict who can see in the dark, and a follow up to 2004's PG-13 Chronicles of Riddick. The film is written by David Thowy, so let's dive into the darkness with Riddick.
After the Chronicles of Riddick, Riddick is betrayed and left for dead on a desert planet, by the Necromongers (including a small cameo by Judge Dredd himself, Karl Urban, how nice of him). With his survival instincts waning, Riddick tries to better himself by going all Conan on alien life, even adopting a cute Alien dog. While Riddick and his dog are re-enacting I Am Legend and Old Yeller, a group of Bounty Hunters led by Santana (played by Jordi Mollà) who vows to deliver Riddick's head in a box. Another team led by Boss Johns (with a connection to the 2000 film, imposing Matt Nable) and Starbuck Katee Sackhoff (she is technically playing Starbuck from BSG) vies for Riddick, this one taking him alive. Tensions flare, Riddick is there and nocturnal creatures that arrive in clouds come to play and kill meat on screen.
I'm not a Riddick/Pitch Black fan not even seeing the first film, but saw the sequel which is very...eh at best and tries I think too hard to make Riddick a mythic hero or Superman. Here they stripped him down and despite being Vin Diesel he does have some good lines with dark humor and he's imposing as hell. One scene I loved was a "growl-Off" wth the Alien dog whose being a jerk to him, which shows Riddick is human in a way, but those are too few. While still a badass, he has some character as opposed to some of the others whose are very stereotypical, but I expect that, it's a horror film. Problem is without Riddick/Diesel you don't really care about anyone else. The props (very 2000 AD/Dredd ish, including John's uniform. A combo of Dredd and Cable), the FX on the aliens are okay, and the script is B grade horror. If your a fan of them, go for it.
Other actors include Bookeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Keri Hilson, and former WWE star Dave Bautista (funny this is the 2nd film this year with Vin and another WWE star. The other's with The Rock/Dwayne Johnson). I'd give Riddick and Rental, it has enough for fans but offers little for new-comers.
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