Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.
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The infamous Riddick 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. Written by
The "exploding bomb" shoulder patch worn by Johns' mercenaries is an actual U.S. Army shoulder patch, of the 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD). See more »
When Riddick is about to push over the obelisk, to create a hiding place so he can sleep, there are a few rocks in the hole he will hide in. In the next shot, as the obelisk is falling, the hole is empty. He wouldn't have had time to clear out the hole as the obelisk was falling. See more »
Don't know how many times I've been crossed off the list and left for dead. Guess when it first happens the day you were born, you're gonna lose count. So this, this ain't nothing new.
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Riddick is left for dead on an unknown planet with hostel indigenous
predators. With a bounty on his head he calls upon the very people who
want to have him killed in order to escape.
Director/writer David Twohy certainly delivers a fan pleasing sequel
that fittingly harks back to the first instalment's roots in both story
linkage and tone. While not as grand, fans of Chronicles will also be
pleased with the stripped continuation back story and a cameo from Karl
It's a good piece of science fiction action entertainment with
decapitations, shootings, spaceships, a hostile planet, yes it's
familiar and debatably derivative as the characters get picked off one
by one, but as with Pitch Black Twohy effortlessly manages to create a
convincing environment with new memorable biological creatures which is
no easy task, to his credit it's no often lighting strikes twice given
how many forgettable alien creatures have been put on screen. Yet, even
though reminiscent Alien (1979) he manages to recreate what he did with
the photosensitive, reptilians in his breakout 2000 film.
Vin Diesel returns as the character created by Jim Wheat & Ken Wheat-
Riddick, this time he rekindles his previous edginess but the 'one
Riddick and his dog' aspect expands the character, sneakily retaining
some likability (especially for animal fans).
Given the way the production was funded the special effects are a mixed
bag but serve their purpose. The first act is a special effect survival
piece with sparse dialogue and smart action, with the second act taking
place after an (unstated) amount of time when Riddick finds a small
base. From then on its full of action setups, space motorcycles,
conflicts and one-liners as the mercenaries and bounty hunters have to
make an alliance with Riddick to survive an impending alien onslaught.
The supporting characters are developed just enough to be both
identifiable, memorable and you almost care just enough to invest your
time. Spanish actor Jordi Mollà gives a standout performance as the
head hunting, unsavoury Santana, Total Recall (remake) actor Brokeem
Woodbine gives some weight with his limited dialogue. Katee Sackhoff
while feeling a little typecast still delivers the goods, even the
remaining groups stereo-types are more fleshed out than they should be
of the genre which adds to the enjoyment. Matt Nable is a good lead as
Boss Johns whose character gives the story a (satisfying) little twist
that those familiar with the original will see coming a mile off.
The closing is arguably abrupt but is possibly intentional as it leaves
you wanting more. The critiques maybe a little hard on Riddick but
considering it is a third in a film series spurred from such humble
beginnings, an inviolate first (small comparison to is sequel) Riddick
is entertaining viewing.
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