Daily Archives: September 10, 2013

You Keep What You Kill – A Character Study of Riddick

Riddick. One of the most quintessentially badass characters in recent years. A character who has been through what is effectively a horror movie, in Pitch Black, to a space opera science fiction story in Chronicles of Riddick, and snapping back closer to horror in Riddick.

Not necessarily the villain of these tales. Also not necessarily the hero.

So we went to see Riddick this weekend, and it got me thinking about the character of Riddick. Because he isn’t the leading sort of man, and yet he ends up the object of the plots, despite himself. Wanted by bounty hunters and mercs, part of a prophecy which he fulfills just to escape it… what makes him so fascinating?

I’ll try to keep spoilers for Riddick minimal, so read on!

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