Today we have a new trailer for Vin Diesel's third "Riddick" film, which co-stars Karl Urban (Dredd), Jordi Molla (Colombiana) and Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica"). Check out the trailer (and the poster) below.
Plot: Betrayed by his own kind and left for dead on a desolate planet, Riddick (Diesel) fights for survival against alien predators and becomes more powerful and dangerous than ever before. Soon bounty hunters from throughout the galaxy descend on Riddick only to find themselves pawns in his greater scheme for revenge.
The new movie is directed by David Twohy (The Chronicles of Riddick, Pitch Black) and is set to hit IMAX and conventional theaters on September 6th.
Basically it's "Pitch Black", or at least back to that films fundamentals, but it seems to be adding a more open, action feeling of "Chronicles of Ridd*ck". I will see it, but I am hoping there is more a change from the whole "Get off the planet alive" bit. I have to assume that Twohy is not that dumb. I know you all will say he is. Still it looks good overall if you don't attach it to a previous installment in the series.
Lousy greenscreen work, cartoony CGI, generic looking alien creatures, generic looking space bounty hunters (circa mid '90s), generic looking blonde white girl who will obviously befriend Ridd*ck and the Cuban villain from Bad Boys II.
The Ridd*ck franchise is science fiction for white trash folk who sport mullets and death-metal t-shirts, not unlike the Resident Evil movies or Underworld movies.
I adored 'The Arrival' and 'Pitch Black.' Ridd*ck seems to me like one of those movies that the producers couldn't help but f*ck up with their purse-string empowered black magic. I'll watch the new one just because with or without knowing it I've seen everything that David Twohy has written and directed.
If you liked Pitch Black I don't see how you could not be excited about this trailer. People are complaining that it looks just like PB, while I've been complaining for years that Chronicles didn't look at all like it. This return to what made the original a cult classic is the most positive move for a series I've seen since the Rock and Justin Lin joined Fast and Furious. I'm truly happy and actually somewhat surprised to see someone finally respect and listen to what fans overwhelmingly wanted. Going candyass pg-13 big budget popcorn mode with the last film was obviously a studio cash grab that failed miserably. Purposely going back to the R-rated material is a ballsy movie in today's Hwood, but I really respect the risk taken to please the fans and produce a higher quality project. Honestly they had me sold years ago when they said this would be R-rated, but this trailer only made me more pumped to see it.