Vin Diesel's Riddick character gets a new lease on life in this third film from writer/director David N. Twohy. Katee Sackhoff and Bokeem Woodbine head up a group of assassins out to kill Riddick, who lures them to a desolate planet when confronted with a hostile alien species. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
Riddick is a very long stretch from Twohy's former vision of the character. In the current structure of 3D movies, I HATE IT when you can tell what's 3D even if you're watching the 2D version. I watched this film in 2D and the film is full of awful special effects that are made to be seen in 3D. Even then I'd imagine the effects would be subpar, as the creatures look as if they're pulled out of a children's cartoon more than they belong in Riddick's world. The story here takes a long to time to get to where it's going, and even then the movie doesn't get to a point where it demonstrates anything worthwhile. This is the first time a Riddick movie has failed.