Riddick

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Running Time:  119 min.
Release Date: September 6, 2013
DVD: January 14, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 3.99
based on 140 votes and 62 reviews
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Cast: Vin Diesel, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Gerard Funk, Karl Urban

Synopsis

The infamous Riddick (Vin Diesel) has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.

Director: David Twohy
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Ted Field, Vin Diesel
Screenplay: David Twohy
Official Site: riddickmovie.com

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  • 5 stars "Riddick as the character deserves R-rating with all the cruelty, ugly words, blood and dirt. It´s better if Twohy and his team don´t think about the damage a movie could cause to kids and just do what they want, not what studio tries to pressure them into to have wider audience and to earn more money. Watch the directors cut. The ending scene closes the topic of revenge against the traitor Crone and suggests we will see the Underverse. And the next thing I want to see is epic story in the expanded universe like in Chronicles but with dark, ruthless atmosphere of this one or Pitch Black."
  • 5 stars "Riddick is COOL. He would be cool even in a commercial for washing powder. :D A few things could be done better, like these obviously confusing scenes with Dahl being or not being lesbian which offended so many people who love to be offended by everything, and I could go without some over-the-top wrestling, but as a whole it´s enjoyable movie with the most badass cynical antihero of all times, funny mercs and one of the very rare good female characters. Dahl isn´t wannabe badass like the childish stalker Kyra (I hate Kyra) but a professional who doesn´t brag about being cool all the time because she is cool and she proves it when neccessary. Also she isn´t hypersexualized like the most of female characters in action movies. I believed she could really be a merc in cynical post-apo galaxy. In the contrary, I´ve never believed Kyra to be real badass. She was only obsessed with Riddick to the point of putting his life in danger when she signed up with mercs to find him. And than watch him die or be sent to prison, I bet. I´m glad that Twohy didn´t went into the saving stupid Kyra from the Underverse thing. I have nothing against Necros and Underverse and expanded mythology and I would like to see Underverse and Furya but Kyra should stay dead. It would make no sense to bring her back. Lord Marshal wasn´t dead when went to Underverse and back, so why the Hell should dead Kyra come back? Her corpse must be rotten after those years. And absence of this annoying character helped the third Riddick movie to be better than Chronicles. For the next one, keep the R-rating, keep the cynism, the blood, the brutality, the f-words...and absence of silly romantic hints. It works in the hard, cruel universe of Riddick and he works the best as lonely beast who doesn´t know how to rejoin the human race, like he said in Pitch Black. The dog was cool too and worked better as a sidekick than stupid, arrogant, selfish Kyra. The dog was truly"
  • 4 stars "I have never much been into the Riddick movies but this was a very good film. Vin Diesel is at his best at portraying what I understand is his favorite character. A dark and thrilling action film with good special effects and a decent story line as well."