If you enjoyed “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick” then you will enjoy “Riddick”. If you are looking for something new, say more depth to the Riddick character, then you might be disappointed.
Riddick is an anti-hero. He is strong, both in body and determination. He must have a hell of an immune system, because he never seems to get blood poisoning or an infection. Perhaps the character’s motto would be “What does not kill me make me stronger,” but it would be warring with Murphy’s Law “Whatever can go wrong will go wrong.”
For me, I can hardly wait for the next Riddick movie, and if the rumours* are to be believed there will be another.
(*Vin Diesel announced in January of 2014 that Universal Pictures wants to produce a fourth Riddick movie.)
Review by Stephanie Ann Johanson
Originally published in Neo-opsis issue 24