Riddick – Review

by on 09/06/13 at 6:35 am

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This is the third movie featuring Vin Diesel as Riddick. The first two were Pitch Black (2000) and The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). This time, Riddick is brought to a planet that he was told was his home planet. Unfortunately, he soon finds out that it’s not home, and he is left there for dead.

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This weird planet has huge hyena type creatures that hunt in packs and could rip him to shreds. There’s also some strange half scorpion / half lizard type creatures. Those creatures Not only will sting you with their tails or they’re huge mouths, but they’ll emit a poison venom into your skin that will kill you. So, Riddick befriends a puppy, (one of those hyenas) and starts training it. Him and his dog find a clever way to get out of a cavernous area. The only way out is through a pond full of those scorpion / lizard creatures.

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Once Riddick makes it out of that mess, he finds his way to a station full of food & supplies. He see’s trouble coming at the horizon, so he hits the emergency beacon in the station. It reports to ships around the area that he’s on that planet. But, sadly, he’s got a bounty for his head, and the reward is double if he is taken back dead.

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Two ships arrive. One is full of mercenaries obviously trying to find Riddick, kill him and collect the reward. The other is a crew and captain. The captain is the father of one of the people Riddick allegedly killed. It’s not too easy to catch Riddick. But, they do try, with mixed results.

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So, I really wasn’t anxious to see this movie. And well, it turned out, I was right. The first hour of this movie is downright boring. It finally picks up once the 2 ships land and start hunting Riddick. But, the dialog and action was so cheesy. I just was not impressed with the movie at all. 1 1/2 out of 5

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