I must confess that I was a little disappointed in the new Riddick movie, “Lost in the Darkness.”
As always, the awesomeness that is Riddick was worth seeing. It was great to see him “kicking butt and taking names” and surviving as he always does.
The problem is that the movie is close to being an exact replica of the first film, “Pitch Black.”
Once again, Riddick is stranded on a desert-like planet whose creatures are determined to kill him, along with any other person that dared to land there. And once again, it’s a group of bounty hunters who want his head that are stranded with him.
With the beginning of the movie showing how he came to be stranded on the planet, I thought surely, he would leave quickly and the remainder of the film would be about revenge, but it revolved around his escape from the planet instead. Perhaps revenge is the plan for the next movie.
Overall, it was a good movie and I appreciated the twist of them bringing in the relative of a character from one of the previous movies as well as the bond between Riddick and one of the planet’s creatures.
Alisa Boswell loves movies and literature and writes for the Portales News-Tribune. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 356-4481 or on Facebook at Cmi staff-Alisa Boswell.