Riddick 2014

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Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Vin Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before.

Starring:
Vin Diesel, Jordi Mollà
Runtime:
1 hour 58 minutes

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Riddick

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction
Director David Twohy
Starring Vin Diesel, Jordi Mollà
Supporting actors Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Batista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Karl Urban
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By O. Southwood on 29 July 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Great to see the return of Riddick and in general this was an immensely enjoyable piece of sci-fi action in the same style as its previous two parts. Definitely a worthy addition to the series and Riddick himself is on top form as the lethal anti-hero in peril. The love and devotion to the franchise shines through in this movie, it was made with great care for the material and it shows.

Problems? There are a few. First and foremost the lack of a decent opponent or any real threat to Riddick as he seems able to fight his way out of anything and lacks any sort of fear or vulnerability. The character of 'Johns' is meant to be his nemesis here but Johns never provides any real threat or indeed presence.

Second problem is the poor continuity with the previous movies. The ending of 'Chronicles of Riddick' is dealt with and forgotten within the first few scenes of 'Riddick' and then we are back to square one with Riddick as a lone refugee stranded on a strange world with dangerous aliens and monsters. Sound familiar? That's because it becomes a re-hash of Pitch Black pretty soon into the movie.

The aliens/monsters are great, and especially the dogs. But the human cast are lacking in motivation and threat. I would like to see Riddick up against a real human antagonist able to challenge him physically and strategically. What about somebody with see-in-the-dark ability or some equal power to his?

There were odd moments that remind us (rather uncomfortably) that Riddick is not a nice person and we should not like him. (He even hints at rapist tendancies at one point). For me these moments spoil him as a character, or perhaps that is the idea, to make us feel uncomfortable rooting for him?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sam Tyler on 30 Jan 2014
Format: Blu-ray
People who question the success of the recent ‘Fast and Furious’ films and their star Vin Diesel, may question why he is so popular, this granite voiced man seems to be fashioned from the same stuff his larynx is made from. Perhaps they never say the first outing for his character Riddick, ‘Pitch Black’. This was a superior slice of science fiction horror, which introduced Diesel as one of the best anti-heroes the genre had seen since Snake Plissken. Fast-forward a decade (and ignore Chronicles) and Diesel is back in ‘Riddick’, the first sequel to have the tone of the original, but is it too similar?

‘Chronicles of Riddick’ ended with our glassy eyed man mountain, king of a ruthless army, but the problem with backstabbing your way to the top is that there is always someone else behind you. Riddick finds himself abandoned on a remote planet to fend for himself. He is a hard man you can sustain, but why does he get a funny feeling when it start to rain. How can the same stuff happen to the same person twice?

‘Riddick’ is almost homage to ‘Pitch Black’ in the way it is structures – a few secluded survivors must defeat an alien horde. This time the people being gobbled up are mostly mercenaries out for Riddick’s head. The interplay between Riddick and the two mercenary camps is great fun. However, at times Riddick becomes a little to evil – we don’t mind murder and mayhem from our antiheroes, but promises of rape? A little too much for us to handle.

The action is intense, but it perhaps the first 30 minutes of Riddick surviving that is the most interesting part of the film, he is a strong screen presence. The back end of the film feels a little like a poor man’s ‘Pitch Black’.
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102 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Timelord007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Sep 2013
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Positive.
1)The action is hardcore & it doesn't hold back the gore, Check out the scene with the box as it's worth seeing the movie just for that sequence.
2)No 12a toned down rubbish here thank god.
3)Great tension & atmosphere the build up is slow but the pay offs worth it.
4)Vin Diesel is on top form playing this character you can see for Vin is a labour of love.

Negative.
1)Slows up after an exciting first 20 minutes then takes a while to get going again.
2)It's similar to Pitch Black in tone so it loses a little originality.

Blu ray Info.
Format: PAL
Language: English
Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
Region B/2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 15
Studio: Entertainment One
Running time 119 minutes theatrical cut
Running time 128 minutes extended cut

Blu ray Extras.
Vin's Riddick
Meet the Mercs
Riddicks Blindside
Blu ray exclusive: The Twohy Touch.

Quality.
A great clear sharp vibrant picture quality with superb crystal clear sound throughout the movie, I've experienced no glitches or loading problems.

Trivia.
1)Vin Diesel made a cameo appearance in Fast & The Furious Tokyo Drift in exchange for the right's to the Riddick character which he was allowed to produce independently.
2)Riddick takes place 5 year's after The Chronicles Of Riddick which took place 5 year's after Pitch Black making this movie 10 year's set after the original although 13 year's have passed between production on Riddick & Pitch Black.

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