Hi hot cute girly and boy geeks of mine. This time a movie review. The Chronicles of Riddick and the second movie in this franchise.
Synopsis according to the official website:
Vin Diesel (XXX, The Fast and the Furious) stars in this electrifying, special-effects-fueled action spectacular! After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, reluctant hero will emerge as humanity’s champion – and the last hope for a universe on the edge of annihilation. Powered by groundbreaking visual effects and pulse-pounding, thrill-a-minute action!
My personal thoughts:
Meh, I liked the movie, but the first one was better. Riddick is on the run from bounty hunters and he learns the Imam, he saved in the first movie is looking for him. So he decides to pay a visit. Of course this doesn’t end well. The necromongers are invading the planet. Come on, what kind of shitty name is necromonger?
The idea is cool, but the executing is not so well done. The Imam also tells Jack is in prison, thanks to Riddick and now he feels obligated to go save her. But first he has a run in with these necromangers. And goes with them willingly only because a woman in a tight dress leads him away? Weak, very weak.
Anyhow. The necromangers are turning the people and destroying the planet and Riddick escapes them, but lets him get captured by bounty hunters to bring him to the planet… Crematoria. Ok, who was assigned for naming stuff in this movie? Can someone please fire him, now!
He finds Jack, but she has grown up, and calls herself Kyra. And she is pissed at Riddick, apparently he lied to her. Well duh, he is a murderer and stuff. So no shiny eyes for her. Although those strange animals that live in the prison are cool. Good CGI.
Now Riddick has to escape the prison. Only problem, it rotates like crazy and a sun is nearby it, so temperatures are kind of hot every now and then. But thanks to the bounty hunters cutting of their means to escape, they have to run across the surface of the planet, in order to outrun the sun and the bounty hunters, going for the only ship on the planet left. And they almost make it. Riddick and his team of inmates.
Kyra got caught by the necromangers and Riddick is just barely saved by a fellow Furian from burning to an extra crispy piece of bacon. So now he goes after the necromangers, again, and tries to save Kyra, again.
He finally kills the head necromonger but Kyra dies (and the Imam is long dead) but the necromonger way is to keep what you kill, so now he is the leader of the necromangers. And we have to wait till next year what comes of this.
I know this is a rather sarcastic review. I like the movie and the way it’s filmed. But I don’t agree with the choices Riddick makes. The first movie we see him struggle and doing what is in his best interest, combined with a little humanity. And in this movie, he is growing soft. Too bad. Thanks to that I rate it a 6.5 out of 10
Love, your hot cute girly geek, Mendy.