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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Movie Review: Riddick 2013

R, 1 hr. 59 min.
Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: David Twohy
Written By: David Twohy
Stars: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff
In Theaters: Sep 6, 2013 Wide
Universal Classics - Official Site

Riddick, the latest chapter of the groundbreaking saga that began with 2000's hit sci-fi film Pitch Black and 2004's The Chronicles of Riddick reunites writer/director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway, The Fugitive) and star Vin Diesel (the Fast and Furious franchise, xXx). Diesel reprises his role as the antihero Riddick, a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy. The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy. (c) Universal

I just love movies like this. Nothing but over the top action, killing and campy dialogue. Riddick is exactly what you think it will be. How could you not like a movie with a monster so bad ass that it eats its own entrails? Unfortunately there is an alien dog, kind of like a greyhound/hyena/zebra mutt, and we all know what happens to dogs in movies. Would it kill a screenwriter to let a damn dog live?

This movie picks up right after Riddick has been crowned king of the Necromongers. And guess what? They try to kill him by dumping him on a barren planet with monsters. If you are going to just see Karl Urban you will get a whole 2 minutes of him on the screen, but you do get to see Katee Sackhoff’s nipple!

There isn't much I can say other than if you like this type of movie then you will enjoy the hell out of it. If you don’t, then don’t go. Definitely worth a matinee price.

4.5 “please don’t rain” sheep

Sharon Stogner


  1. Nothing with that much slimy monster in it would be something on my list! Great review!

    1. yeah, in this scene he slices its stomach open then its entrails fall to the floor. Then it eats them!

  2. I loved Pitch Black! Was hoping they were going to make more of these movies, I love him in this role.

  3. I WANT TO LICK HIM FROM HEAD TO TOE!!! I am SO SO SO HAPPY this is out! WOOT awesome review.. again LICK HIM and lock him in the dungeon!

    1. I want to lick Karl Urban from head to toe!!!! lick lick lick, yummy! Can't wait to see this one too! :)