Crowned regent of the Necromonger race, Riddick's only desire is to seek out a world, which he has never known. Deceived and abandoned on a desolate rock, while attempting to find his lost home, Riddick strives to rediscover the strength which his time as regent has drained away. Just when Riddick begins to find his way back to himself, unforeseen danger threatens to devour all that he has striven to rediscovered. When the bounty on his head leads bounty hunters to his door, Riddick must convince his hunters to flee or to die with him.
Spawned by 2000's "Pitch Black," the "Riddick" franchise has steadily and quietly maintained a strong position amongst thrill seeking sci-fi fanatics and horror buffs. In this third installment of the ever growing saga of Riddick, Vin Diesel reprises his role as Riddick, taking audiences on a non-stop adventure across a world, which is constantly spewing out new creatures, with increasingly larger teeth, jaws, and claws. Not particularly known for his acting chops, Vin always holds his own, when dawning the guise of the strong but silent types, doing more with less. This current iteration of the sage was co-written and directed by David Twohy. Twohy also directed the first two films of the Riddick franchise, but is probably best known for his work on "G.I. Jane (screenplay)" and "The Fugitive (screenplay)." Featuring a host of clawing, biting, slashing, and spitting monstrosities, Riddick's visual effects are dark, dangerous, and disturbingly well done. Despite Vin's restricted dialogue, once other character's stumble into Riddick's realm, the interactions are well acted, written, and interesting to watch and enjoy. Like the first and second films in the franchise, Riddick is surprisingly still fun, interesting, and entertaining, well worth the time and the price of admission.