The Chronicles of Riddick Reviews
It's hard not to love the Riddick character...as he is unashamedly badass. Definitely one to have on your side and not against you.
This film had some flaws, but I was willing to forgive, as I enjoyed the overall entertaining spectacle. Some nice design and beautiful landscapes gave the film a semi epic scale and gave the world conquerors that much more of an impact. Some of the stunts were obviously wire work, but it was done subtle enough to fade into the background. There are some awesome set pieces, and whenever there is a showdown due with Riddick and some bad guys you are sure to be smiling and revelling in the cartoon violence. This is still Vin Diesel at his best and most comfortable...and always a joy to watch him play this character. Some respectable performances from the supporting cast. Thandie Newton very sexy as the royal temptress, and a young Karl Urban being...well...er ... all manly and brooding. Colm Feore also does well as the Lord Commander, moving and talking with all the authority required of his character.
This doesn't have the impact of the 1st film...and the dark "horror" tone is lost in favour for more grandeur sci-fi. It's still a great piece of action sci-fi cinema, and will remain a solid addition to the series.
Best line in the film - "ItÃ¢??s been a long time since I smelled beautiful..." Words that could only be delivered with credibility by Riddick. I donÃ¢??t think anyone else could pull it off. Fantastic