Vin Diesel returns in Riddick!

So you saw Fast6 this summer and with a month left before Labor Day you feel empty again from the lack of Vin Diesel Movies? No woman, no cry. RIDDICK returns to save us from a boring September!

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I’ve been collecting a lot of movie stills as they pop up online so that you can ogle them here. The graphics look good to me (no expert but I do have eyeballs that like epic-looking things) and Vin appears to be ripped from a lot of Alien Crossfit. You should probably see the movie for some WOD inspiration.


I mean,  how are you going to look at Riddick creeping in a pool ready to jump out and growl at you with that voice we know oh too well from Fast and the Furious & XXX and NOT get pumped up?

Synopsis for the new movie is:  “The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.

RIDDICK and dog

The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.”


I mean seriously, Riddick is like Jason Bourne but gets hunted down on other planets.


Well, even if I hadn’t seen the other movies in the Chronicles of Riddick series, I would go to this, but you might not be entirely convinced or even remember the plots/ premise from the first two movies so here is a refresher. In 2000 Pitch Black came out.


Seemed a little low budget.  I would say it appeared to be on the level with how Pandorum looked. Could have possibly turned out lame but the initial mystery of why Riddick was a prisoner on a ship coupled with the eeriness of the abandoned alien outpost set a great tone for alien creatures to start eating people mercilessly.


It was exciting and it always captures my attention when it’s on TV at night (huge compliment from me).

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It could have just ended there, but in 2004 a sequel came out: The Chronicles of Riddick. A PG-13 film that takes you back into the lives of two characters from Pitch Black, 5 years later. It has a lot more sci-fi elements of different life forms and intergalactic warriors.

the_chronicles_of_riddick05Bigger budget obv.  Lots of fighting and stuff as the movie progresses and you get to know Riddick- and like him even more. chronicles of riddick 7It definitely made me want to find out what happens after the last scene to our protagonist (that means hero if you forgot highschool English). More scenes from The Chronicles of Riddick:

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FINALLY, almost 10 years later, Riddick will be released.  Watch the trailer below and get as excited as I am:


RIDDICK come out to theatres September 6 and has an R- rating. Tweet me if you’ll go see it; you’re not afraid of the dark are you?  😉



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