Riddick – What You Need To Know
Vin Diesel's third outing as Riddick comes to DVD on Monday (January 13), here's everything you need to know about it:
What's the background?
It's been nine years since Vin Diesel last donned the goggles and became Riddick, the mercenary who can see in the dark and fight off just about any enemy.
In the years between Riddick and 2004's The Chronicles Of Riddick, Diesel's star power has increased dramatically with the spectacular success of the Fast & Furious franchise, allowing him to put his muscle and money into getting Riddick back on screen once more.
Diesel staked more than his reputation on the success of the film, struggling to secure enough finance for the film, he mortgaged his house, obtained loans and spend most of his personal money on the film's production. Lucky for him the film made over $90 million at the box office and he can shop at Whole Foods once again…
What's the plot?
At the end of the last film, Riddick had been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet. This time out, he soon discovers he's marooned on a planet with an alien race of predators. In a desperate act he activates an emergency beacon that alerts two ships: both of which come with unexpected consequences…
Who's in it?
Diesel returns as the eponymous antihero and is joined by Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackoff, Australian actor Matthew Nable, Spanish actor Jordi Molla, former WWE champion Dave Batista and The Host's Bokeem Woodbine, all of whom play members of the team of bounty hunters.
Does it deliver?
Certainly, this is a full-on action blockbuster that fully justifies Diesel's faith in the power of the story and character of Riddick. Let's hope it's not nine years before the next one.
Riddick is released on DVD and Blu-Ray in hmv stores on Monday (January 13).