The setting takes place on some desolate planet in a distant future. No man's land.
An avian scavenger can be seen flying not listlessly as it seems to have found its purpose.
It sees a human hand jutting out of the rock and starts to peck at it.
Then, rather predictably, the hand sprung to life and proceed to choke the life out of the pesky intruder.
Gaak. Gaak. Gaak. Gaak.
Once more. Gaak. Gaak. Gaak.
It was the The Hand. With its new movie called, The Hand From Outer Space.
It was riddiculously no other than.......Dan Dan Dan Dun.......RIDDICK.
Forgive me as I try to sound like a professional author trying to write a serious novel. It's rather bare and amateurish. But grim and awesomness is the feeling that I get when I watched the new Riddick movie opening scene. That is to say, I like the series.
To sum up the movie without spoiling too much, RIDDICK is very much like PITCH BLACK(the first Riddick movie). The general story is identical. The criminal anti-hero is stuck on a harsh planet with every living being wanting him dead. It's definitely PITCH BLACK v2.0. ******Just some minor spoilers ahead******
But to percieve the film just like that definitely brings it a great disservice. If you look at it this way, Riddick is back in his element as a fugitive. Having just shed his robes off from the last outing, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK. Here, he is shown how much a survivalist he is. He is a natural predator. The movie is pretty much lighter than the previous two since Riddick is able to show his soft side. There's more to him than killing people. There's also humor instilled even if it's a little bit sparse. And then, there's the locker scene and the ghost scene. Awesome. That's the word I can say straight through(too lazy to find an elaborate one).
The rest of the cast generally brings something to the plot(which I'm not sure what the hell I'm talking about). While some serve mainly as Riddick's victim or cretin food or worse, as props, there is one that is related to his past. So, a test of a man's true nature abounds. PITCH BLACK, with a twist.
And it wouldn't be a movie of survival, backstabs, and pitch-black esque without a third party. And they're the one living on the planet that Riddick is in. Addind them to the fray is a weak and tired proposition. As if you can't get even pitched more into the black. But hey, whatever makes the movie. There's an intense sequence of them in the early scenes though.
So there, RIDDICK borrows some key aspects from the first movie but hey it's the third one already. And there's definitely more to come. Perhaps, the return of the necromongers. But then again, RIDDICK is set in the whole universe where the center of it is Riddick. So any story could happen. But I may be just dreaming though.