[Play Movie] Riddick (2013) Full Movie – Online Streaming Free Download
I saw Riddick movie online , and truth be told I was amazed. What I found truly significant about that film was the build-up. Pitch Black spent somewhere around an hour in heavy character development before unleashing the monsters. By the time you saw serious action, you already had feelings towards each character, you cared whether lived or died, you could relate.
In sharp juxtaposition, Riddick offers none of these. What makes this contrast so devastatingly drastic could be that the stories consistently parallel the other person. If we step back and view them side by side, we have the same formula: tremendous hardship occurs, people hunt Riddick/ character development, darkness falls and monsters ensue, run for fuel cells, escape. This formula did wonders for Pitch Black for a number of reasons: the acting was well above average, the characters (along with their subsequent actions) were plausible, the CG was pretty state-of-the-art at that time, as well as the story, although not untold, was presented with a novel approach.
What we’re facing in Riddick is one tired cliché after another. I feel like we spent a substantial portion of the movie either watching Riddick heal himself, or weed through his dog. As was mentioned in other reviews, the monster was spoiled from the first few minutes in the movie. By the time you get to the characters, you’ve almost had enough. Once Santana arrives it may seem that things will speed/shape up, at least development-wise. Sure he is successful as a comic relief, but I’m sorry to say that significant development won’t be had. Santana, that is immediately identified as being a psychopath, simply continues in that vein, offering no substance to the role besides what is plainly superficial. What’s more is that each character follows in much a similar way. They come into the scene, state who and what they are, and that’s as much character development as you’ll receive.
I’m uncertain if I had to state this explicitly or whether or not it was implied within my comments on development, but the script was drab and uninteresting. Having characters which were sub-par only made the futility of each and every uttered word more obvious. You would find a chuckle every now and then, but most from the time you’d end up thinking “I’ve heard that line twelve times before”, or, as I was, thinking the lines which were about to be said.
It’s as though, in this movie, the director/writers were intent upon building Riddick’s character solely. This put them at a huge disadvantage. Riddick full movie character alone wasn’t enough to operate a vehicle a movie, as he’s an anti-hero. Take the two proceeding movies: in Pitch Black the thing that was ultimately fascinating was watch Riddick online interaction between Johns, Fry, and Imam; in CoR, his interaction between Vaako, Toombs, Aerion, as well as the slew of other characters.
The bottom line is this movie suffers dearly from an unoriginal story, poor character development, deplorable writing, and incredibly little suspense, basically all the tasks that made the initial two, especially Pitch Black, enjoyable. I provide 6 out of 10 because I’m a fan in the series and was happy in order to see a progression, even though it wasn’t, in my opinion, the very best direction. My hopes rest in this series furthering itself beyond this travesty of cinema and the next (movie) being more worth its predecessors than this bland rehash.