Rule The Dark
Reviewed by Delphi Ellis
Starring: Vin Diesel, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable
Directed by: David Twohy
Length: 119 minutes
As we rejoin Riddick (Vin Diesel), he is alone on a deserted planet, fighting for survival in a determined bid to find his way home. Deceived and left for dead, he must find a means of escape which calls for unusual tactics – Riddick asks for help… or at least that's how it seems.
The arrival of mercenaries and bounty hunters means Riddick must outwit the leaders of each ship as they arrive. Santana (Jordi Mollà) and Johns (Matt Nable) each have their own reasons for wanting Riddick's head. The question is, can Riddick escape or be captured before an even bigger threat arrives?
The movie is slow to start and the static setting may leave you desperate for a change of scenery, prompting us to give this movie a lower star rating. However in terms of acting, special effects and occasionally well-timed humour, overall it was an enjoyable film to watch. Oh, and don't worry if you haven't watched the two movies which preceded it. There is enough of a back story in this film and an intriguing plot to entertain, even without knowing why Riddick is where he is.
Riddick is now showing at Cineworld Milton Keynes and other cinemas around the UK.