Writer: David Twohy (Screenplay) Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat (Characters)
Starring: Vin Diesel, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Conrad Pla, Karl Urban
Plot: Following the events of the previous film where Riddick (Diesel) became a king, he starts to feel the need for home. Taken to a sun-scorched planet he is left for dead. Riddick goes back to what he does best adapt and he has to do this fast as the predators on the planet are deadly. Knowing his time on the planet is running out he sends a distress beacon attracting two different groups of bounty hunters one led by Santana (Molla) and the other by an old enemy Johns (Nable). Riddick must now fight and outsmart these bounty hunters and make it off the planet before it is too late.
Verdict: Riddick returns to his old deadly self
Story: It would be fair to say this story returns to what made Riddick such a hit in the first place, using more of the hunter instinct in Riddick to get the better of his enemies be them human, alien or creature. It returns to be darker but never reaches the full level achieved before. Some of the creatures created are good and original but the fights against them have been done before. (8/10)
Actor Review: Vin Diesel – Riddick the man who can see in the dark with a hunters instinct more deadly than any other living man. Vin does a good job return for the third time being the highlight of the film. (9/10)
Actor Review: Jordi Molla – Santana the leader of one group of bounty hunters who talks too much and is too trigger happy. Fits into the Riddick world perfectly where the bounty hunters always think they know how to deal with Riddick. Good performance for the role required but slightly overplayed. (7/10)
Actor Review: Matt Nable – Johns a bounty hunter with a score to settle with Riddick. Good performance playing the role to a similar level as the father to the son in the Pitch Black film. (8/10)
Actor Review: Katee Sackoff – Dahl, Johns second in command hard as nails chick who will kick anyone’s ass if they get in the way. Great choice to add to the franchise as she is a sci-fi favourite and she gets to play on that by being so part anti-hero but also becoming one of the guys in her character. (8/10)
Actor Review: Dave Bautista – Diaz the muscles in Santana’s bounty hunter team, doesn’t say much and never seems to get into fights. Poor use of a muscle body guard figure as well as a wooden performance. (3/10)
Director Review: David Twohy – After directing all three Riddick films he knows how to create a dark atmospheric world. This time he continues that knowledge. (8/10)
Action: Some good fight scenes and battles with creatures. (8/10)
Sci-Fi: Great addition to the sci-fi genre this is fast becoming a good franchise. (9/10)
Special Effects: Good special effects throughout with plenty of CGI being used well. (9/10)
Believability: Just enjoy (0/10)
Chances of Tears: (0/10)
Settings: The planet makes a great setting for the film, very dark and the environment adds to the story. (9/10)
Suggestion: I would suggest this to most people all previous Riddick fans will enjoy and this is a great film for people to watch and just enjoy what they see. The more serious film fan may struggle to enjoy this though. (Watch)
Best Part: Everyone is out looking for Riddick and when we see where he finally is it is funny.
Worst Part: Riddick’s dog gets killed
Kill Of The Film: Santana.
Trivia: Vin Diesel agreed to do a cameo in Fast & Furious Tokyo Drift in exchange for the rights to the Riddick Franchise.
Oscar Chances: No
Chances of Sequel: Yes it is open to a sequel.
Similar Too: Pitch Black
Overall: Riddick returns to his best environment.