119 minutes/Opens Saturday
UNITED STATES - The third in the saga of super warrior and wanted criminal Riddick (Vin Diesel, left) sees him as the Lord Marshall of the Necromongers, based on the events of the second film The Chronicles Of Riddick (2004). While not quite the return to the form of first film Pitch Black (2000), this work has at least dispensed with dialogue-heavy Necromonger scripture readings of the second film.
A betrayal finds Riddick abandoned on a desert planet, injured and beset by its vicious wildlife.
Using his powers as a member of the Furya race, he heals, but then finds himself the target of bounty hunter. Diesel and writerdirector David Twohy have learnt their lessons, and like the title, the third film is stripped down to the M18-rated essentials that get the work done.
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