Riddick | Chicago Reader

Riddick

In the third installment of this sci-fi franchise, Vin Diesel returns as the titular intergalactic convict, whose vision is impaired by day but crystal clear by night. This time around, Diesel finds himself stranded on a barren, monster-filled planet after being double-crossed by former allies; when dueling teams of bounty hunters come looking for him, he hatches a plan to commandeer one of their ships. Director David Twohy (A Perfect Getaway) draws from a wealth of inspiration—his most obvious influences include Howard Hawks's macho actioners and Walter Hill's sur-westerns—but he never commits to any particular viewpoint. Instead, we're treated to a vibrant stylistic mishmash that works brilliantly in chunks but is ultimately too scattered to sustain any cohesion. Not exactly a good film, though a fascinating one.

Credits

Director:

  • David Twohy

Cast:

  • Vin Diesel
  • Karl Urban
  • Jordi Mollà
  • Katee Sackhoff
  • Bokeem Woodbine
  • Dave Bautista
  • Conrad Pla
  • Raoul Trujillo
  • Nolan Funk
  • Danny Blanco Hall
  • Noah Danby
  • Neil Napier
  • Andreas Apergis
  • Keri Hilson

Producers:

  • Vin Diesel
  • Ted Field
  • Samantha Vincent
  • Mike Drake
  • George Zakk

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