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Film review

Riddick battles monsters, bounty hunters, clunky dialogue

Vin Diesel reprises his role as a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy in “Riddick.”
Photographer: Universal Pictures
Vin Diesel reprises his role as a dangerous, escaped convict wanted by every bounty hunter in the known galaxy in “Riddick.”
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"Somewhere along the way I lost a step,” says Vin Diesel, aka that gravelly voiced, visually impaired, planet-hopping outlaw and badass they call Riddick. “I went and got sloppy.” He’s talking about how he ended up on a desolate planet facing murderous canine creatures and giant deadly serpents. But he could just as easily be talking about the lethally inadequate screenplay he’s up against. “Sloppy” is a kind word, actually, for the ridiculously clumsy dialogue ...

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