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Riddick, Movie

Riddick 2013

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Rule the dark.

The third chapter of the sci-fi thriller saga, beginning with Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). Writer/director David Twohy returns, as does star Vin Diesel as the badass Riddick - escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. Marooned on a seemingly vacant, sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself fighting for survival against lethal alien predators. More

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 violent mercenaries who won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy. The second ship is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With these two unlikely forces reluctantly banding together, the odds seem in their favour – that is, until the hunted becomes the hunter… Hide

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182 votes / 47 comments The Talk

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    • Matt

      gonna be awesome

    • kel

      dumb

    • movie master

      outstanding trailer

    • Berta

      OMG can't wait for it to come out in the cinema

    • Mark

      Can not wait for this movie and judging by the trailer it will not let me down.

    • Maui

      This should be good & well worth the wait

    • dave

      vin is the man, i read he paid to get this movie made low budget

    • DA1

      Beware the RIDDICK!!

    • dinks

      about time riddick

    • Huk

      Is it a remake of the original?

    • Ashlee

      OMIGOSH YES Riddick is back!!!!

    • shiftbutton

      Yummmm.

    • Chris

      Holy shitballs that looks awesome!

    • cathy

      God, it feels like I've been waiting for the latest Riddick 4 ever!

    • Mr G

      Looks like too much CGI, not much story / acting.

    • Patrick

      Wow, CGI and all this looks very interesting.

    • movie master

      outstanding trailer

    • TaylorCarver

      "You're not afraid of the dark are you?" - Well, $hit I am now thanks Riddick...!

    • leighroy

      TOTALLY ABSOLUTELY MUST SEE THIS!!! Loved the previous two so bring it on!!!

    • booker

      good to see Katee Sackhoff in more movies, although it does look like they just stole her Starbuck character

    • treza888

      looks gutsy

    • Niki

      Pitch black version 2! Bring it on- definitely want to see thus

    • penese crew

      yes can't wait for this movie :)

    • phill

      not afraid of the dark are ya

    • berta

      aw hell yeah

    • Brad

      Bountyhunters, aliens and the necros. all three movies in one. Oh yes. ;)

    • Rosie

      Gaaah I can't wait, this looks like one kick ass movie.. Riddick better not die.. For like EVER...

    • Roger

      Looks like it might be a return to form for this series.

    • the movie master

      cool trailer

    • conrocks

      Looks good!

    • G4MB!T

      daaaaaaaaammmmmmmm!

    • San

      I want to have Riddick's babies!

    • Berta

      so can't w8 for this movie to come out yeah

    • kelly

      love the riddick films been waiting since last feb for this film to come out looks great cant wait to see the new aliens x

    • c dawg

      looks like a mix of the first two, character survival/big budget action. don't think it'll work

    • reetz

      come on its Riddick, of cause its gona be awesome...

    • sugeta prasad

      ho yes.....

    • K1possum

      YES YES AND HELL YEAH

    • Tara

      Hell yes!

    • Yvon

      Only the flesh would be better

    • SYBLE

      Looks good

    • Heyfulla

      Looks okay.. def will get to see it..

    • reetz

      see this tomorrow.....

    • Miss Mole

      usa release same time as here. No1 in USA for 3 weeks The Butler still not here until Nov. very odd.

    • SYBLE

      Seeing it today

    • Slychick

      I like the first two movies. this looks just as good

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Flicks.co.nz Review

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Tony Stamp Flicks Writer

With Riddick, Vin Diesel & David Twohy have taken their character ‘back to his roots’, which means casting aside the mythology that polluted Chronicles, and making something a lot closer to his first go-round, Pitch Black. More

That film was a lean sci-fi thriller that riffed on Aliens and cast Riddick as a villain of sorts, who eventually emerged as an anti-hero. His character is problematic when he has to carry a whole film though, as it’s hard to keep rooting for a guy who acts not just like a psychopath, but also a real dick.

Riddick begins by stranding its hero on a hostile planet, leaving him to fend for himself against the elements and weird wildlife. This is the best section of the film, largely dialogue-free and with lots of alien beasties for Diesel to punch. At one point he ascends a hill in the nude for some reason, and is silhouetted against the alien moon. It’s a wonderfully silly image, like something from a Boris Vallejo painting, and sums up how the film is best when it embraces its pulp roots.

When Riddick sets off a distress signal and attracts two groups of bounty hunters, things go downhill a bit, as some ripe dialogue and downright bonkers sexual politics come into play. Still, the film continues to entertain, especially when there’s fighting and stunt work involved.

It’s been a while since our titular Furyan strapped on his goggles, and I’m not sure anyone was really clamouring for his return, but Riddick justifies its existence purely through a good sense of violent fun. If a scene where a man kicks a sword through another man’s face appeals as much to you as it did to me, you’ll find plenty to enjoy. Hide

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  • nigelmurch@xtra.co.nz

    I agree totally with zamm, I have been a Riddick fan right from the get go, Pitch Black was awesomely dark,

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  • nigel

    Pitch Black was Epic in my book

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Brendan3 Flicks Superstar (?)

Similar to the first Ridick
Shot at night to save on special effects with minimal actors to save $
Action was minimal more a thriller / horror film and an average one at that.

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Press Reviews

59% of critics recommend

Consensus: "It may not win the franchise many new converts, but this back-to-basics outing brings Riddick fans more of the brooding sci-fi action they've come to expect."

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Time Out New York

Watching this see-in-the-dark muscleman brooding against gorgeous otherworldly vistas, all while crafting pointy homemade weapons and befriending a scene-stealing CGI canine (no joke), is a sci-fi aficionado's delight. Full review.

Empire (UK)

Overlong and often overcooked, this is nevertheless a relative return to form for Diesel as the fiendish Furyan. Full review.

Guardian (UK)

The results are by turns boring and bizarre, although Diesel still has some presence. Full review.

Hollywood Reporter

Faithful to the template if not the spirit of previous installments, this flabby second sequel barely manages to advance Riddick’s considerable personal mythology. Full review.

The Dissolve (USA)

Riddick taps into a primal well of audience wish-fulfillment, but over the course of its unrelieved, monotonous length, it does its best to suck that well dry. Full review.

Total Film (UK)

Too stodgy for B-movie suspense, too silly to shock, too sexist to stomach, Diesel’s return misfires. Full review.

Variety (USA)

An improbable but very enjoyable sequel that recaptures much of the stripped-down intensity of Diesel and director David Twohy’s franchise starter "Pitch Black." Full review.