Number of Times Seen – 2 (11 Jun 2006 on DVD and 9 Oct 2013)
Brief Synopsis – In this sequel to Pitch Black (2000), Riddick must now try and save the universe from an invading army who want to kill or convert every human being.
My Take on it – It was nice seeing the character of Riddick again and he definitely knows how to “kick-ass”.
The problem is that I didn’t care very much about any of the other characters and it didn’t matter to me whether they would survive or not.
The storyline is actually quite interesting, but the story felt too choppy and I think had they given the story more time to develop, it would have been even better. (FYI, I watched the Director’s cut which is longer than the theatrical released, but not long enough I guess).
Lots of death and destruction abound and it was nice to see some familiar acting faces like Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Karl Urban, Linus Roache and of course the amazing Judi Dench (who actually seemed quite out of place here).
What is nice is to see a movie where the protagonist isn’t such a good guy and reluctantly needs to play the role of hero.
I still think Pitch Black (2000) was better.
Bottom Line – Decent sequel. Lots of action and Riddick still remains the anti-hero who (reluctantly) must act as a hero.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy