Sunday, November 23, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Lost & Found


VideoFound; Small shaggy dog. Male very friendly. Lhasa mix? Text if he's yours or if you want him. 210 eight 6 7 eight 70 six.
Lost: Black manx cat (no tail), neutered male, medium build, shy, answers to Bear. Reward! 210-635-7560.
Missing cat near heb grey striped with small white patch on her chest and white paws. Her stripes also make the shape of an M on her forehead. 6826221626
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Wilson County ESD #3 is looking for PRN Paramedics. WCESD #3 is accepting applications for 12 and 24 hour shifts. To apply please visit our office, 111 State Highway 123 North, Stockdale, to inquire call 830-996-3087, or email your resume to Barbara.duncan@wcesd3.com.
OSC Energy is looking for a Sales Rep. with a minimum of 2 years experience, CDL a plus, also clean cut appearance. Also, in need of Mechanic with a minimum of 2 years experience, also experience in heavy equipment. Also, in need of Field Technicians. TOP PAY and BENEFITS. Will do pre-employment background check, and random drug testing. Qualified candidates send resume to Teika@oscenergy.com
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
TNMCRichardson Chevrolet homeRE/MAX home

Movie Reviews


RIDDICK


RIDDICK


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 25, 2013
2,333 views
Post a comment

Starring Vin Diesel, Karl Urban & Katee Sackhoff
Directed by David Twohy
R, 119 min.

Vin Diesel back for another brawny sci-fi survivalist adventure


The latest pulpy sci-fi yarn spun around the super-bad space-survivalist-antihero of the title opens on a bleak desert planet, an inhospitable place no reputable intergalactic travel agent could possibly recommend.

“I don’t know how many times I’ve been crossed off the list and left for dead,” says Riddick (Vin Diesel) in a growly opening narration.

Then he grabs a giant vulture by the neck and chokes it, sets his broken leg just in time to fend off a pack of marauding jackals, and gets the upper hand in an encounter with a carnivorous “mud demon,” a colossus that looks like a nasty mutation of a dinosaur, tadpole and scorpion.

Riddick is marooned in this desolate, dangerous place, all alone, Robinson Crusoe-style.

But as to whoever he thinks has been crossing him off the list---well, it certainly hasn’t been anyone making movies and videogames. “Riddick” follows two previous live-action films, “Pitch Black” (2000) and “The Chronicles of Riddick” (2004), plus an animated feature and two games. And Diesel has played the character in all of them.

So there is a rather detailed mythology to Riddick, his tale, and how he ended up on this desert orb called Furya. You can go back and connect all the dots, if you’d like, but it’s unnecessary. (Why do his eyes glow? Not important---don’t worry about it.) This movie can stand pretty much on its own story-wise, and the franchise as a whole isn’t trying to be “Star Trek,” for goodness sake.

The “Riddick” series isn’t a string of polished sci-fi pearls, by any stretch, but it does deliver pretty much what fans expect: slam-bang action, space creatures, decent effects, a good deal of dry, wry humor, and just enough R-rated skin, blood and language to appease grownup tastes.

The plot of the latest “Riddick” is simple enough, with overtones of a vintage Western transplanted a few centuries into the future and several light years out into distant space. When Riddick, a wanted man for murder, among other galactic misdeeds, triggers the signal beacon from an abandoned security outpost, it’s answered by two competing teams of bounty hunters anxious to haul him in.

The mercenaries, expecting to make quick work of their task, are unprepared for their quarry’s lethal predatory skills---and for Riddick’s plan to shanghai one of their two ships to hightail it off his rock. There’s also the matter of that big, nasty-looking thunderstorm on the horizon, and the monstrous surprise Riddick knows it will unleash once the rain begins to hit the ground.

Riddick may be a criminal in this Wild West, way-out “frontier,” but he’s the good guy by comparison---heck, he even raised one of the jackal pups to become his loyal “dog Friday.” There’s no question about who the audience is rooting for.

And there’s also little question, by the end of the movie, about whether or not you can expect to see Riddick again. If you haven’t learned already, you should know by now: This is one guy you should never cross off the list.
 


Your Opinions and Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

You must be logged in to post comments:



Other Movie Reviews

Sacred Heart School
Pat Brown Realtors, Inc. home
Caraway Ford
Sherwood Surveying
Hoelschers home
Drama Kids International
Wilson's Auto Chooser
John D. Foster home
WCN border security forum video 2014
Pursch Motors
Floresville EDC
Abrego Lake
DDS Dentures & Dental Services Right-side banner
Voncille Bielefeld homeBlue Moon Karaoke & DJTriple R DC ExpertsChester WilsonEast Central Driving SchoolHeavenly Touch homeAllstate & McBride Realty

  Copyright © 2007-2014 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.