Riddick

Riddick

David Twohy (2013)

113min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
From start to finish, this adventure is completely ridiculous (no pun intended), but Vin Diesel remains charismatic and fun to watch in his signature antihero role as the growling convict left for dead on a sun-scorched planet. After healing his broken body with rivets and taming a space hyena, his only means of escape is letting the intergalactic authorities know he's alive so he can hitch a rocket ride, but that also means alerting unscrupulous mercenaries to his presence. There's also a digital army of nasty alien predators to fight off in a set-up reminiscent of Pitch Black - and that's not the only link to the original film. It's far better than the first sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick, with ferocious monsters, slasher-style gore and cheesy one-liners (Jordi Mollá's hilarious, macho head bounty hunter has the pick of them) and writer/director David Twohy - who has been at the helm of all three instalments - enhances the kinetic action with an impressive array of cosmic visuals. All this makes for an entertainingly pulpy and playful science-fiction ride.

Summary

A fugitive is left for dead by his treacherous followers on a dangerous world full of lethal predators. He lures bounty hunters to the planet in the hope of killing them and stealing their spacecraft, but finds himself forced to work with them against an attack by the monsters at the top of the food chain. Sci-fi thriller sequel, starring Vin Diesel and Katee Sackhoff.

Cast & Crew

Riddick Vin Diesel
Santana Jordi Mollà
Boss Johns Matt Nable
Dahl Katee Sackhoff
Diaz Dave Bautista
Vaako Karl Urban
Moss Bokeem Woodbine
Lockspur Raoul Trujillo
Luna Nolan Gerard Funk
Nunez Noah Danby
Vargas Conrad Pla
Director David Twohy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment OneGuidance: Violence, swearing, nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 30 Aug 2013
Drama