Full Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 08/13/2020
Less flashy than The Chronicles of Riddick, this third installment about the spacefaring antihero returns to his roots. No longer at the center of an interstellar conflict, Riddick (Diesel) is stranded again on a desolate planet and fighting hostile alien creatures. Complicating matters is the arrival of rival mercenaries hoping to collect the bounty on Riddick’s head.
Vin Diesel is as stoic and menacing as ever. The first act was the best section, where he adapts to his new environment and even befriends a hyena-wolf as a pet. It shows his resourcefulness and his more friendly side.
The other characters are mainly there as cannon fodder or to v
be assholes to Riddick. Future MCU actor Dave Bautista displays hints of the star power we’re familiar with, but like the other …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/20/2014
Left for dead on a hostile planet, Riddick communes with nature to regain his edge and forges an uneasy alliance with a group of mercenaries to escape from a swarm of vicious indigenous creatures. David Twohy's sci-fi B-movie franchise abandons its pretensions to becoming a grand space opera and returns to its roots as a straightforward alien monster movie. It pretty much ignores everything that happened in Chronicles Of Riddick, preferring to become a cover version of its first incarnation Pitch Black. Once again a gang of disparate characters are holed up in a hostile environment and menaced by a horde of alien creatures, but this time the characters are a bunch of unlikeable thugs instead of people you really want to root for, and the fact that the creatures are in plain view at all …
MovieAddict - wrote on 09/15/2013
Riddick is crowned king of his enemies, the all- conquering cult the Necromongers but gets betrayed by his jealous rival Vaako (Karl Urban returning for a one-scene cameo) while searching for his original home planet of Furya.
Kicked off a cliff in a desolate alien-infested planet, he is forced to seek shelter from the harsh rocky landscape and the vicious alien creatures that inhabit it. Needing a ride out of there, he sends a distress beacon which calls down two separate teams of Mercenaries, one a decent professional outfit run by Johns (Matt Nable) and his tough right hand woman Dahl (Katee Sackhoff).
The other is a bunch of crude bad space pirates led by the vicious and unpleasant Santana (Jordi Molla). Both groups are looking for Vin, but for different reasons; Santana …
Snoogans - wrote on 09/08/2013
I'm new-ish to this movie series. That is, I'm familiar with the character of Riddick, but haven't seen the previous two films. This third part doesn't offer much to newbies in terms of backstory, character, or anything to do with the universe of the films. The beginning was promising. It starts off with Riddick alone on a desert planet, just trying to survive the elements and creatures with nothing. An entertaining setup, until the rest of the cast arrives. From here on out, it becomes a cliched and predictable affair, complete with bad dialogue and uninteresting characters (not to mention sub-par f/x). It's joyless in lack of effort, but not in lampooning ability. Overall, it generates the feeling of a good Sy-Fy channel flick, which is about the equivalent of a severely …