I found the plot in this movie to be interesting and some of the action sequences, especially in which Riddick (Vin Diesel) takes on sea monsters and alien creatures, to be captivating. It really is like an alien world as he takes on creatures never seen on this earth to be sure. They are fierce and menacing and you wouldn’t want to meet them in the dark, especially suddenly in the dark. Riddick has been left on a yellowish, scorched planet and must defend himself against the various fierce creatures. As Riddick puts it, “There are bad days, then there are legendary bad days” and he’s had a lot of those recently when the story begins. When bounty hunters arrive on the planet, one in particular brings a box along and his goal is to leave with Riddick’s head inside. As you might imagine, it won’t be quite that easy.
Regrettably, the violence in this film is strong, definitely too strong to even come close to family friendly viewing. There is a lot of bloodshed and in one scene a man is decapitated with a sword and his bloody neck muscles and insides are grossly displayed on screen. To add to this is strong language and plenty of it, including the F bomb which was uttered a lot, as well as GD and JC. The F bomb is used sexually as well and there are strong sexual innuendos not to mention full frontal female nudity. Due to the excessive content, we are unable to award the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.