This movie followed the same tone as the first but seemed to want to beat the first movie’s premise and outdo itself in as many ways possible. Still bright and shiny and peppered with humour, this outing started to feel like Marvel were just trying to up the problem stakes to interstellar levels. We all know Thanos is around the corner so, I guess, we have to see the teams up against seismic odds beforehand. But is there a time that a movie can be too like its comic book origin and start to fall flat?
Actors: Vin Diesel
Pitch Black in the daytime. If you’ve seen the original you won’t find anything new here but it’s an enjoyable action flick. Only one scene did make me question the structure – Riddick vs the Mud Monsters. Riddick spends ages preparing to vanquish the beast, yet has to tempt it to appear and eventually power-slides across the mud to kill/evade it. Why couldn’t he do that before it appeared and save all the trouble?!