If you're looking for a fresh take on the whole sci-fi space adventure epic genre, then this is the movie for you. I thoroughly enjoyed the theatrical version, but the unrated director's cut fleshes out the story even further, making it more engrossing. Some critics were fast to slam this movie, and I am glad I did not listen to them. Sometimes, I just think these critics think they are good only if they are harsh on movies such as this.I saw the movie in theatres and now own the director's cut DVD.
Twohy has introduced a remarkable universe and an intriguingly simple, yet complex character in Riddick. This is a character that you can see Vin Diesel really put his heart into. I cannot wait to see how this character evolves, as well as seeing more of this universe, not to mention the infamous Underverse, as well as more on the Furyans. I've heard that Universal will base their decision to continue with a sequel depending on the sales of the unrated director's cut. This movie, like its predecessor Pitch Black is destined to become a cult hit. I only hope the studio realizes this sooner rather than later. I would give this movie 5 stars, but I have to leave some leeway for them on the sequel (fingers crossed).