REVIEW SUMMARY: Great effects and cool universe. Poor script. Really poor script.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Years after escaping the planet in Pitch Black, Riddick is called upon to fight the Necromungers, an evil that threatens wipe out the universe, one planet at a time.
PROS: Really good effects that remind one of Dune, cool bad guys, the Necromungers, nice action scenes, supermodel-hot babes for Pete.
CONS: Weak plot, Riddick took off his swimming goggles FAR too often
BOTTOM LINE: This first of what I understand will be three films did not have edge-of-your-seat action or suspense. What it DID have was cool effects and some nice action scenes. Oh, and the bad guys were kind of cool in a Borg sort of way.
I’d write more, but I honestly didn’t care enough about the movie to exert the effort. Will I go see the next Riddick film? Probably. The ending of film 1 left me wondering what will happen in the next movie.