Riddick (Unrated Director's Cut Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet)
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David Twohy (Pitch Black, The Chronicles of Riddick) is back to direct Riddick, starring Vin Diesel as Richard B. Riddick - a convict, last seen in The Chronicles of Riddick, had just conquered the Necromonger Empire. However, it was only a matter of time before Riddick was betrayed by his underling, Vaako (Karl Urban).Read more ›
This is easily the best of the trilogy in my opinion and presents a darker and more violent story than "Chronicles" represented by the PG-13 back to R rating however it doesn't saturate the dialogue with gratuitous profanity as in the first film; there's also very brief nudity and again, lots of violence but these things all supplement what is essentially a fierce tale of survival and a very well made sci-fi film.
As I was watching Riddick at one point, surrounded by enemies in the midst of a raging storm, I was reminded of a line from a poem: "Out of the night that covers me, black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed." :o)
On Riddick's opening night, I went to see the film. I was disappointed. Riddick is almost the same exact film as Pitch Black.
Aside from a few minor differences, this film contains many of the same elements. Allow me to list them (Beware. Spoilers ahead.):
1. The film takes place on a desolate planet that does not have much life.
2. There are bounty hunters that want to capture him.
3. There are monsters on the planet that want to eat all of them.
4. The main plot is to get off the planet.
5. Two hot women. One will die.
6. Scene of Riddick battling the monsters with his bare hands.
7. Scene where Riddick cuts the monster in the stomach and its guts come out.
8. Sexual frustration between the lead woman and Riddick.
9. Monsters will come out of their respective habitats once the conditions are in their favor.
10. Bounty hunters must work with Riddick in order to survive.
11. Takes the team through the monsters in order to reach their goal.
I thought I was going to see a film with Riddick as the Lord King Marshall of the Necromongers. I guess with a budget of $40 million, the makers of the film could not afford to create that storyline. Chronicles of Riddick had a budget of just over $100 million.
This is still a decent film, mainly because of Vin Diesel's charisma and on screen presence. That is why I give the film 3 stars. Add a star if you did not see Pitch Black.
Vin wants to follow this movie up with at least another sequel with hopefully a much bigger budget and on a much bigger scale (think Chronicles). Vin wants to take Riddick through the Underverse to Furya or something like that. I hope it happens. I absolutely love the Riddick universe and want to see the mythos expanded. The problem is Vin isn't getting any younger. I wish his priorities were the Riddick movies and not the Fast and Furious movies, but those Fast movies make all the money, unfortunately. Vin says he can't put out sequels to Riddick like Fast and Furious because "they're too dark". Come on, that's not the reason. But whatever, I'm glad we got to see a real Riddick movie again.
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Another great movie in the Riddick series. Fans who know the story will not be disappointed.Published 9 days ago by Rebecca B.
The first movie I bought digitally on amazon prime. it worked great.
I had seen the movie before, and it was great for the price
Love the Riddick movies and great movie to complete my collection. Suspense and action to the hilt.Published 24 days ago by Ann
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