Betrayed by the citizens whom it got in the ending of «Riddik’s Chronicles», galactic criminal Richard Riddik (Vin Diesel) is compelled to survive alone on an uninhabited semidesertic planet. When it finds the thrown interplanetary beacon, it calls hunters behind the heads. Those count that Riddik becomes for them an easy mark (for his head the huge award is promised). The protagonist hopes to catch one of the ships of mercenaries and to depart on searches of the native planet of the Fury.
During "Riddik’s" casting Vin Diesel was so occupied with another matters that Katie Sekhoff was necessary to pass final listening at midnight, in the house at the actor
The Srednebyudzhetny fantastic horror fighter «A black hole» was one of «sudden hits» 2000. The picture twice paid back expenses of investors, Vina Dizelya made an action star and inspired Universal studio to be enclosed in the large-scale space saga about the hero of the Diesel engine of «Riddik’s Chronicle». The new tape, however, a hit did not become, and further Riddik appeared only in video games. Then Vin Diesel as the actor and the producer revived the withering film cycle "Forcing" and used the svezheobretenny influence to create the third film about seeing in the dark ruthless, but the fair criminal. Unlike "Chronicles", "Riddik" is removed with the modest 40-million budget, and it is rigid statement with R rating, instead of a "soft" tape with PG-13 rating. Hello, a moderate exposed flesh (admirers of a telestar of Katie Sekhoff, can set the sights too high) and bloody murders!
The picture was completely removed in pavilions. The director planned shootings outdoors in Canada, but because of production delays a tape started to remove in the winter, and snow in the scenario was not
Actually "Riddik" is three films. The picture begins as space робинзонада in which the header hero grows roots on an unfamiliar planet, hand to hand battles to her monsters and even gets "dog". Then in operation there are mercenaries, and the tape turns in a slesher where Riddik conducts with hunters behind the heads psychological games and kills their one behind another, trying to reach the power blocks locked in the safe – ignition keys of spaceships. At last, "Riddik’s" ending is an imitation "Stranger" and «A black hole», in which main the hero and the survived mercenaries unite efforts to beat off from the poisonous skorpionopodobny monsters who have flooded a planet (these monsters live in dirt and leave on a surface only during a season of rains) and to depart to the civilized worlds.
A subject variety of a tape and its atmosphere of a gloomy space adventure could make "Riddik" by an unconditional hit if over a tape more talented person, than the director and screenwriter David Tui worked. Unfortunately, the author who has begun career with scenarios «Zubastikov 2» and "Magician", always was the second-grade gollivudets, capable to build an entertaining narration, but not capable to turn it in a genre masterpiece. In "Riddika" it is well visible. On the one hand – successful scenary ideas, charisma of stars and impressing courage of the protagonist which does itself operations without an anesthesia, turns hardly familiar planet into a huge trap and does not lose self-control, even when to it try to behead. On the other hand – not always convincing computer effects, insufficiently picturesque minor characters, banal remarks instead of bright фразочек, weak statement of some duels, absence of final epic fight in the spirit of battle with the Queen in "Strangers" … And measured, sometimes even the pacified action instead of continuous forcing of tension of which is demanded by genre laws.