Saturday, November 08, 2014
Survivors of a space accident are marooned on a harsh, barren planet with three suns, populated by ravenous, nasty creatures who avoid sunlight. One of the survivors is hardened criminal Riddick, whose eyes have been surgically adapted to see in the dark. This will come in handy, as the planet is about to go into a total eclipse that will leave the survivors at the mercy of the indigenous creatures.
I enjoyed a lot about this movie but felt let down by some of the cheesier dialogue and by the ending, which didn't really have as much monstery action as I was expecting. Liked the scary-dark premise, thought Vin Diesel did a good job as Riddick, and enjoyed the creepy night monsters, but ultimately didn't love the whole package. I know some of my blogmates love this movie and am happy to hear dissenting opinions... feel free to let me know what I am missing!