Review: Riddick

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

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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