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
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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 Willy Eckerslike TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 Dec. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This, perhaps surprisingly, is a very good film. It doesn’t pretend to be anything it isn’t and doesn’t take itself too seriously; it’s just a well constructed sci-fi action film with atmosphere and lots of stuff happening.

The action begins some time after Riddick’s ascendancy to the throne of the Necromongers with him injured and marooned on some godforsaken planet where the local fauna is far from friendly. A rather long flashback dream sequence documents his fall from grace and then, in true Riddick fashion he just gets on with the business of recovering and battling the aforementioned wildlife, befriending a rather improbably dog-like creature along the way.

This preamble does seem a little slow (it is probably shorter in the theatrical release), but it is really setting the scene and drawing the viewer into the Riddick universe before the action begins in earnest. The action arrives in the form of a couple of bands of mercenaries / bounty hunters both of which want Riddick but for different reasons. Their numbers are, of course, whittled down and it is pretty obvious what is going to happen in the end, but along the way we’re treated to hardcore action and some splendid sci-fi movie references; most notably the splendid wtf moment from Alien3. Marvellous.

Refreshingly, the narrative dovetails very neatly with Pitch Black (still a firm favourite) and, considering the cast of monolithic stock action characters, the atmosphere is consistent, the pace & tension are well managed, there is a surprisingly witty side to some of the dialogue and the whole thing just rolls along very nicely indeed. Being written and directed by the same chap who brought us Riddick’s previous two outings, this splendidly simple and engaging movie brings a very welcome dose of brain-out brooding sci-fi action. Excellent stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Jan. 2014
Format: DVD
Riddick (Vin Diesel) is left for dead on an inhospitable planet & in a bad way. Stranded, his only way off the planet is to use the infamous price on his head, to lure bounty hunters to him so he can take their ship & escape. If only it was that easy.

Riddick is a sequel from Chronicles, and begins initially without explanation of Riddick's predicament, left for dead on an planet, as it slowly uses flashbacks of Riddick's time as Lord Marshall of the Necromongers & a brief cameo by Karl Urban (Dredd) for continuity, to tell the tale of how he ended up there. While the remainder of the film is heavily tied into the survival scenario used in the original film, Pitch Black, from a decade prior. With the advance of technology the CGI special effects were nice, the dusty dry planet backdrop, wildlife & action set pieces well presented, better in some places than others, but nothing we haven't seen before that the original did just as well. The build up of tension within the bounty hunters was well done, culminating in particular with the locker scene where you could cut the atmosphere with a knife, but otherwise it's an all too familiar scenario with either scared mercenaries & those underestimating him etc...

The opening 20-30 minutes is a little slow paced, with the explanation & understanding how Riddick ended up where he is, as initially he needs to go back to his animalistic roots as he fights to survive in his new surroundings against the local wildlife.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 April 2014
Format: DVD
Tired of being a ruler, Riddick (Vin Diesel) decides he wants to return to his home planet, only to be double crossed. In the first few minutes of the film Riddick displays his toughness by setting a broken bone in his own leg...then he puts screws in it. He makes friends with an alien dingo. Eventually he goes up against only eleven seasoned bounty hunters...and we know how that goes.

The special effects were decent. The dialouge meets our tough guy expectations. Good mix of drama and action, with a touch of levity. The plot is very simple, Riddick vs. bounty hunters vs. alien creatures. Good popcorn film.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, nudity (Katee Sackhoff + full frontal) sex talk.
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73 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Jason on 4 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD
Not sure why this film is getting the roasting it is. While it may not be the deepest of films, it is a superior action/SF film that more than holds its own against the competition.

I will admit straight away to liking the unloved Chronicles of Riddick, so you may want to throw up your hands in horror and walk away now. While that got slated, at least it tried to do something different to Pitch Black. Vin Diesel worked hard to get Riddick back on screen, and if nothing else it shows his commitment to the character.

The film Riddick is taking the story back to basics. The first 20 minutes are so are excellent, when you see Riddick abandoned for dead on a nameless planet, his struggle to survive and then how he rears and befriends an alien dog. After he kills an alien beast, he finds an empty outpost and entices 2 rival groups of mercenaries down on to the planet. This effectively reestablishes the character, and demonstrates why the mercenaries who are hunting him see him as such a threat.

There is an all-too-brief flashback of Riddick among the Necromongers after Chronicles, and then the main story shifts to the mercenaries, and Riddick playing cat-and-mouse with them, picking them off while using them to get transport off the planet.

A lot have people have said that Riddick is too much like Pitch Black, however for much of the film, Riddick is more like Rambo in Space, as he uses his stealth and wits to play the mercenaries against each other until he can take them on on his own terms. And the film nicely portrays the characters of the mercenaries too, so they are not just mindless grunts.
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