Riddick Wednesday, 03 June 2020

Riddick

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Riddick-ulous.

  • Starring:

    Vin Diesel, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Dave Bautista, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, Conrad Pla, Danny Blanco Hall, Noah Danby, Neil Napier, Nolan Gerard Funk, Karl Urban

  • Directed by:

    David Twohy

  • Running time:

    119 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot (laser weapons, handguns, snipers), beheaded, sexually harassed, punched, headbutted, stabbed, sliced (knife, sword), hacked (machete), animal-trapped, restrained, attacked, bitten, butt-whipped, chained, taunted, threatened (verbally, knife-point), near-strangled, thrown through the air, thrown over high cliff edge, killed, poisoned (venom), tranquilised. Animals are shot, burned, beheaded, exploded, eviscerated, skinned, strangled, kicked, hit with objects, attacked by other animals, killed, shot at, milked (venom). Attempted rape, sexual abuse implied. Grenades thrown, property damage. Screaming, yelling, shouting. Putting noose around neck, escaped convict, murderer mentioned. Animal testing. Blood/gore: Head blown off, head split open, severed hand, broken limbs. Severe wounds, a broken limb is re-set, objects removed from/inserted into flesh, cauterising flesh, exploding flesh. Animals nibble at human flesh. Intestines eaten, cannibalism, human skulls, human/animal skeletons. Blood on bodies, blood on objects, bloody cuts/gashes, blood in water, bloody bullet wounds, blood on floor, bloody writing, split lips, animal slime/viscera, facial scars. Spilled organs/guts, open head-wound (brains exposed), profuse bleeding, slicing flesh open, animals skinned. Corpses (animal and human), bodies sealed in vacuum-packs. A woman bleeds out.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Full-frontal female nudity, full male nudity (rear view). Shirtless man, exposed breasts. Prostitution, brothel. Group sex implied. Inappropriate sexually themed banter. Flirting, bum-groping. Skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Morphine addiction, junkie discussed. A man is shot with a tranquiliser gun. A man self-injects a home-made venom vaccine. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Frequent f-words, frequent s-words, a-words, retard, swine, bastard. Derogatory terms for females, slang terms for genitalia, name-calling. Homophobic language, mocking, taunting. Sexually exploitative language/misogyny. Gender, cultural, genre, alien, animal stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Bounty hunting, science fiction, alien planets, prison escapees, cannibalism, sadism, survival, teamwork, unlikely heroes, man's best friend, outlaws, superstition, betrayal, faith, father-son relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    A heartbeat slows to a near-stop. Alien creatures (winged beasts, fanged eels, hyena/dingo-dogs, scorpion creatures). Lightning, thunder. Vomiting, spitting, fainting, licking, urination. Raw meat eaten, carving meat. Mild flashes of bright light.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Violent, fun, nasty, brutish, entertaining, dark, gritty. Entertaining first half-hour, good fight sequences, some laughs.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Overlong, tasteless, misogynist, cheesy, unoriginal, empty-headed, gratuitous (violence, gore, smut), murky, disappointing, vapid, tedious, inane, clumsy, disconnected, uninspired. Tension fizzles, pace slackens after first half-hour. Meat-head dialogue, absent plot, some questionable special effects, incoherent action scenes.

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