Riddick's Return to Basics
|Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick|
|Riddick in Action|
If we already touched the mercenaries I have to admit that Dave Batista had a tolerable performance as Diaz, compared to the movies he participated in the past which were just horrible at best. Boss Johns was a tipical Boy Scouts that had a slight change to his personality towards the end of the movie, Santana was actually one of the funniest and entertaining characters in the film but no one could over shine Katee Sackhoff. The exchanges Dahl had with Santana and later on with Riddick were the best in the film and Katee proved once again that she is one of the rising stars in the action / Sci-fi genre. Unfortunately nobody uses her for the really big projects, let’s hope that Riddick opened a few doors for her and we will get to see Katee elevate herself and get bigger roles in cool films. Vin Diesel did his regular shtick and there are no complains for him he does what he is best in.
Overall Riddick 2013 was a good film. We got our expected action dose, nice CGI, descent plot, 1 really touching scene (with the dog), couple of funny jokes (on Santana's expense) and a few really nice kills (Santana was the best). The only thing that was missing was seeing Riddick convert Dahl back to play on the men’s but that would have been a bonus. The film is definitely fun most of the time but if you don’t remember all the little details from the previous 2 installments in the Riddick Trilogy (Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick) you should watch them prior to watching Riddick 2013. You will get the essential plot of the film but without the history of the previous films you will miss on the core elements of the Riddick Franchise. According to the ending we are going to get a 4th Riddick installment in the future. if Riddick 4 is happening, Karl Urban is going to play a bigger role in the film like he did in The Chronicles of Riddick – and that is great news.
Riddick DVD Collection set from AmazonPitch Black (Unrated Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]
The Chronicles of Riddick (Unrated Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]
Riddick (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
Riddick: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray + Digital HD UltraViolet)
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