The film begins with a rebirth of the character that serves as a metaphor for the series (over 8 years have elapsed since Chronicles of Riddick was released). We then explore an unforgiving planet with the lone wolf we have only been told about in previous films. It is there that he transforms back into the animal he once was.
Unfortunately the rest of the film does not follow the first act’s bold choices. It is heavy with conveniently written plot points instead of smart character moments. Just like with Chronicles of Riddick this film tries to do too much with too little time.
Hardcore fans who have been itching for a new film will love it, but those of you who are only casual fans may want to wait for it to hit Netflix.
Big thanks to Wizard’s Comics for the passes.