Despite dire reviews, I determined to support a fellow nerd and paid to watch Riddick.
30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons".
Enough history - To the review!
Riddick is betrayed by the Necromongers (remember Chronicles of Riddick? Yeah, the death cult) and left for dead on a desert planet. After setting his broken ankles, Riddick sets off across the planet with his pet hyena-dog and finds an abandoned station. He triggers a beacon which reports he's a dangerous criminal and summons two ships. One is filled with rag-tag mercenaries; the other with a militarish group of bounty hunters.
The movie quickly descends into a testosterone fest as the mercenaries and bounty hunters jockey for position. Riddick picks them off and peeps on topless Dahl (Starbuck from BSG) while she bathes.
|Real classy, Riddick!|
In the end, Dahl, who throughout the movie has been a ball-busting lesbian, asks Riddick to have relations with her. Wait. What?
Apparently, the writer(s) of Riddick think the cure for lesbianism is to throw a testosterone fueled man-thug at the lesbian. Surely she'll see the error of her ways if confronted with enough juvenile come-ons and boorish leering.
The end basically turns Dahl into a mere object of contention between rutting males, to be awarded to the winner. Man fights, wins, has woman. What do you mean, she might have her own thoughts and feelings?
I am disappointed in Vin, in the movie and most especially in Katee Sackhoff for playing such a shallow, stereotyped space bimbo.