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Review Ryan Lambie 2 Sep 2013 - 05:46

Vin Diesel returns as the gruff anti-hero in the action sequel, Riddick. The results, Ryan writes, are a bit of a muddle...

With Pitch Black having established Vin Diesel's Riddick as a lethal science fiction anti-hero, director David Twohy gave the character a grand adventure of his own in The Chronicles Of Riddick. With that film's disappointing theatrical take severely dampening chances of an equally lavish sequel, Twohy's come up with Riddick, a more economical side-story that aims to get back to the focused man-versus-monsters premise that made Pitch Black a sleeper hit.

The movie opens with Riddick having what he generously describes as "a legendary bad day". Double-crossed by the Necromongers - the cult-like warrior race from the previous film - he's left for dead on a godforsaken desert planet full of various slithering, toothsome monsters. Feasting on alien eel meat and »

- ryanlambie

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