Cast: Vin Diesel, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista
Director: David Twohy
What’s it about
Third time’s not quite the lucky charm for Vin Diesel’s futuristic thriller Riddick. For almost the entire first half we are left with the lonely Riddick (Diesel) battling strange creatures on a lonely planet. It is a survival plot with a bunch of bounty hunters gunning for his life. He must do all to survive!
If you enjoy playing video games written around mystical planets and a hero’s solo fight then Riddick might entertain you. CGI experts have done a good job in making the creatures look interesting. Diesel looks like he’s having fun even though most of his action has happened against a green screen.
The makers put all their eggs in one basket – Vin Diesel. If there was a side kick or a novel supporting character maybe it wouldn’t have felt so weary. Also the production quality isn’t that great. It looks brilliant in some scenes and terrible in others. The dialogues are ridiculously over the top, cheesy and at times embarrassing. Given the fact that the first two films really didn’t make any big dent, the third should have been made with greater enthusiasm.
What to do
Wait for the DVD, Riddick fails to wow us with his super powers.
Here's the trailer