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Director: David Twohy
Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Uban

It's quite riddick-u-lous that Hollywood keeps churning out sequels for movies, especially when they' not warranted. Riddick is the third instalment in the series of The Chronicles of Riddick, all of which weren't financial successes. Pitch Black, released in 2000 and The Chronicles of Riddick in 2004 were produced on mega budgets yet were shunned by money conscious movie goers. Riddick, released nine later was produced for a fraction of the previous movies but as expected, has had a less than formidable response at the box office.

The story continues as escaped convict Riddick (Van Diesel) is marooned on yet another desolate and sun scorched planet. Bounty hunters are on his tail, one especially who wants him caught so he can avenge his son's death. Scorpion like creatures called mud demons provide all the fun as Riddick tries to traverse the planet while battling these horrid creatures.

Riddick is The Pacifier meets Aliens. Obviously a low budget feature, this cheesy SCI-FI / Fantasy flick is no different to the others in the series. The acting is consistently bad throughout, the best performance being delivered by Riddick's computer generated pet - a jackal beast pup. Diesel is not a good actor, mumbling and stumbling his way through this film as he does in all others, seemingly trying to impersonate Sylvester Stallone as 'a Rambo of sorts'. The script is banal with silly dialogue and characterisations which leave audiences in fits of laughter. The sepia photography is strange and irritating to the eye.

Vin Diesel's only claim to success is The Fast and the Furious franchise but these films weren't about him and would have survived regardless whether he was a participant. Can audiences expect to see Vin Diesel gracing the silver screen in yet another Riddick sequel in five years time? Let's hope not.
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Riddick (2013)
Reviewed by Roberto Di Donato on
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Riddick is The Pacifier meets Aliens...
Rating: 2.0