Vin Diesel’s niche film series has brought us it’s third film, RIDDICK.
Following after Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, Vin and director David Twohy return for their third film together, following the escaped convict on a new planet, calling bounty hunters to find him there.
I had the chance to watch Vin, Twohy, and Katie Sackhoff during their San Diego Comic-Con 2013 panel in the famed Hall H, and all the fans knew they were excited about this film.
But did the film really live up to expectations?
The film, as usual, follows Riddick on the run from another group of enemies, this time bounty hunters. He is deserted and left for dead on an unknown planet, with vicious creatures and no human life. After regaining strength, he finds an abandoned outpost and calls for a bounty team to toy with them, planning to steal their ship. So on and so forth, (I won’t spoil much) Riddick finds a new best friend, kills people like his day job, and eventually. . . well go watch the movie to find out! (If you have not already!)
The story . . . the story is interesting; there is not much going on; in other words, you don’t necessarily have to see the first two films to understand the third. There are references to previous films, but it all plays out throughout RIDDICK.
Vin is still a tough, badass, but shows some care and kind-heartedness throughout a few points. A nice note since we saw how humble he was during his SDCC Panel and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Vin definitely enjoys this series, because I do not think he would return for three films; money doesn’t discourage him (plus he scored big time from the Fast series and now MARVEL)
RIDDICK packs a punch with fun shoot-em-up scenes, a few fight scenes, and action scenes escaping the deathly creatures; the CGI was well used, and the dialogue. . . let’s just say don’t expect this to be a top-notch conversational film.
Vin will always be one of my top actors, and because I enjoy seeing him in films so much, and seeing him come back for more of RIDDICK, I humbly give the film a 7/10.
You can be the judge for your own rating!