RU? Instant Reaction Review Podcast Ep. 72 – Riddick Review

Our Riddick Review may seem like par for the course for us, because we ended up talking about a lot of things we liked, but rate it pretty low. As we’ve heard from you already, that’s a common theme, and I’m not sure why we end up with that spin, but I think in this case we wanted to be sure that we weren’t giving the impression that it is completely worthless. Not that it isn’t, necessarily, but we lean toward avoiding giving such views unless we are sure we really mean to.

It’s too bad, because I hoped this one would work out, just because of the backstory, and because I feel for Vin Diesel‘s love of this character, but this just isn’t the screenplay fans were hoping for from the franchise… I hope.

Not that it doesn’t stand up as a bit of fun, if you can throw enough expectation out the window, but some parts go very wrong, others are too pat and cliche, and the end takes a nosedive.

We especially had a bit of trouble with the machete-kicking, head-slicing moment, and we probably go on about it too long. And, much as disliking dogs is political suicide, I really didn’t love that we put it in at all.

But, we had a great time doing the show, and we manage to talk about a lot of other stuff, including Empire State and it’s creepy similarity to Pain & Gain.

Riddick Review

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Riddick Review



Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.