“Don’t know how many times I been crossed off the list and left for dead…So this, this ain’t nothing new.”
Not too long ago, we were posting photos from David Twohy’s upcoming sequel Riddick as if they were going out of style, just waiting for some actual footage from the film itself. The teaser trailer did a good job of whetting post-apocalyptic sci-fi appetites everywhere, but now the full first trailer for the film is here, and it does not disappoint. Unless you were disappointed by the film’s existence in general, but there are other websites to help you with that problem.
From the pretty awesome Universal tag at the beginning to the CGI creatures that crawl towards the camera at the trailer’s end, Riddick looks like a balls-to-the-cave-walls action romp that will definitely be trading brains for gun-toting brawn.
Left alone on a monster-filled planet, the wild-eyed Riddick (Vin Diesel) lives only to survive, and when a team of bounty hunters — including Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Matt Nable, and Dave Batista — finally track him down, aiming to take his head, things get dangerous.
It seems like the color orange was invented for this movie, and the computer generated landscapes are as dazzling as they are ominous. I’m not sure what to think of a film that will essentially be another non-horror slasher movie that kills off its characters in exceedingly violent ways, but I already think it looks better than 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick. I think a fun drinking game would be to theorize what Riddick was doing on that planet by himself for all those years, and every time someone says, “Masturbate,” you just drink until the movie is over. It’s not a complicated game, but this isn’t a complicated film franchise.
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