The infamous Riddick (Vin Diesel) 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…

“Riddick” is the third instalment of the series of the criminal Riddick and to be honest this is yet another sequel that shouldn´t have been made. Part “Ghosts Of Mars”, part “Aliens” and part “Predators” this is such a poor green screen CGI silly stereotypical sci-fi actioneer that adds nothing to the genre nor to the character. The settings are simply too CGI. The weapons are not that exciting. Diesel is way too serious in his role. The macho dialogue is ridiculous. And the action sequences leaves you wishing for better and more. Alonso Duralde of The Wrap gave the film a negative review, saying “If you were to make a comedy about an actor who makes cheesy sci-fi action movies, and you needed a hilarious clip of his work that underscored the awfulness of his output, just about any 30-second segment of Riddick would do the trick.” Tom Huddleston of Time Out gave the film two out of five stars, saying “It’s flavourless: the aliens are unscary and easily despatched, Vin’s too silent to be interesting, and the other characters are either dull or offensive.” Claudia Puig of USA Today gave the film one out of four stars, saying “Move along, there’s nothing to see and no one to root for in this murky franchise reboot.” Nick Schager of Slant Magazine gave the film one out of four stars, saying “For a film about a killing machine who can see at night, it’s fittingly ironic that the film itself is, both narratively and visually, a dark, muddled mess.” The scene that burns in my brain is the final truly ridiculous one when Dahl is lowered from the ship to pick up Diesel and she sort of fall for Riddick after his previous promise of going “Balls down” with her. Jeez… Who write this sort of shit in 2013? And Dahl is supposed to be this hard ass sniper, but when Riddick flex his muscles and talk more or less about raping her she falls like a little girl. Wow.. A sad shot at trying to create a strong Vasquez like character that fails in all directions. There´s nothing I like with “Riddick” and it deserves a shitty grade. (2 out of 5)

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