When Pitch Black became an unexpected sleeper hit, David Twohy (writer director) went and injected a dose of steroids into his creation and created this big budget, special fx driven sequel. After 5 years on the run since the end of Pitch Black, Riddick is captured and finds himself up against an army of necromongers who are systematically annihilating the known universe. Its an entirely different movie to the first and quite frankly is ridiculous... But it's fun too. The character of Riddick is a unique antihero that's strong enough to engage and hold an audience. Players like Judi Dench and Colm Feore add credibility to an otherwise unsubstantial story and I find that the better elements of the film hold it together. A 3rd film titled RIDDICK is in production and will return the franchise to it's modest low budget roots. I'm eagerly awaiting that one.