With Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Colm Feore, Keith David, Judi Dench, Thandi Newton, Alexa Davalos
Directed by David Twohy

This direct sequel from the enjoyable sci-fi hit Pitch Black (which introduced the vicious convict character of Riddick) almost suffers from digital overload, but once you surrender into its effects-laden domain, you let the organic blend in with the artificial for a wild action-packed ride with anti-heroic triumph at its heart. After the events of Pitch Black, Riddick lay low. But someone put a bounty on his head, forcing him on the run. A vicious race called the Necromongers traverse the universe forcing planets to surrender unto them. They threaten to destroy the whole universe, and guess who is the one guy who may be able to stop them? The cold hearted Riddick has to choose between looking out for number one or save a pathetic little race from extinction. Some of the weaker moments is in the choice of support casting, but director Twohy maintains the large-scale action with a competent digital effects team, well choreographed fight scenes and keeps it flowing at a great pace. This is way more over the top than its predecessor, but a whole lot of fun (the so-called bad-ass Riddick still fighting the good fight and not an indiscriminate meany).

4 / B
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B -

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5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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