Left for dead on an apparently lifeless planet, Riddick is fighting for survival against alien predators, and triggers a distress beacon to lure mercenaries and bounty hunters to the planet, providing him with a possible means of escape.
The film opens with a bit of reflection, on life and the soul of Riddick. We see his tough side, and we see a more gentle side peaking through, as he prepares himself for the upcoming conflict.
Although slow to start, with Riddick alone against the elements and alien life, things soon take on a sense of urgency once the other humans arrive, one a team of mercenaries, the other a group of bounty hunters. The two crews are competing, everyone is out to get Riddick, and there’s hostile alien life.
Riddick is far more contained then Chornicles of Riddick, feeling more in-touch with PItch Black than the previous film.
The story provides for great entertainment, and tough guys Vin Diesal and Karl Urban don’t disappoint with the action. Riddick is an action packed look at the instinct for survival.
Riddick opens 25 October 2013 in South Africa