Excerpt: Left for dead on a hostile planet, Riddick communes with nature to regain his edge and forges an uneasy alliance with a group of mercenaries to escape from a swarm of vicious indigenous creatures. David Twohy's sci-fi B-movie franchise abandons its pretensions to becoming a grand space opera and returns to its roots as a straightforward alien monster movie.
Summary: I believe if Vin Diesel had everything he needed, Riddick would have been awesome. As it is, he may have the rights, but was hamstrung by a low budget - as it stands, the CG is adequate at best (though the beasties are quite inventive) and the mercenaries - even with Katee Sackoff, Dave Bautista and Jordi Molla giving it their all - are pedestrian at best. Diesel remains the best part of this franchise - calm, cool and utterly invincible.
Summary: A disappointingly pedestrian Riddick outing after the underrated second Riddick movie. Here, the budget has been stripped way down, which limits the scope of the action sequences and the special effects considerably. In addition, the plot is about as predicable and cliché as you can possibly get.
Summary: Have to agree with a fellow critic. It starts off strong with Riddick's method of survival. It goes downhill with some ridiculous characters and dreary screenplay. The plot was not that interesting since it just rehashed the same story of the previous installments, he has a bounty and just wants to go home. Even the conclusion was a bore. If only they could come up with a better story and a worthy opponent instead of everybody fearing him.
Excerpt: Riddick is crowned king of his enemies, the all- conquering cult the Necromongers but gets betrayed by his jealous rival Vaako (Karl Urban returning for a one-scene cameo) while searching for his original home planet of Furya. Kicked off a cliff in a desolate alien-infested planet, he is forced to seek shelter from the harsh rocky landscape and the vicious alien creatures that inhabit it.
Excerpt: I'm new-ish to this movie series. That is, I'm familiar with the character of Riddick, but haven't seen the previous two films. This third part doesn't offer much to newbies in terms of backstory, character, or anything to do with the universe of the films. The beginning was promising. It starts off with Riddick alone on a desert planet, just trying to survive the elements and creatures with nothing. An entertaining setup, until the rest of the cast arrives.
Summary: A statutory warning before I begin the review. The item, as I discovered AFTER unwrapping the packet, DOES NOT match with the image shown here. The image is one of the Unrated Director's Cut Blu Ray+DVD package available ONLY in the US, while the item that was received by me was the shuddh deshi DVD manufactured by Reliance.