It’s been more than ten years since we last saw Riddick, fighting Necromongers in the sequel to his first outing, Pitch Black. In fact, it’s hard to believe that Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick are related. Those two films are radically different from one another, with many folks saying that first flick is superior to the second.
I still liked the sequel though. And for the second sequel, it looks like Riddick is going back to basics, but with a slice of that big budget action thrown into the mix. I kinda dig that.
In the film, the infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. 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 merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.
Love or hate the Necromonger angle from the last film, I’m still eager to see how Riddick goes from being their king, to being left for dead. Just please, no more of that Furyan nonsense, I beg of you. Riddick stars Vin Diesel, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Jordi Mollà,Dave Bautista, Nolan Funk, and Karl Urban, with David Twohy directing once again.
Last Updated: August 5, 2013