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5 years after Pitch Black, the wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime, and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.

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Riddick, now a hunted man, finds himself in the middle of two opposing forces in a major crusade. Colm Feore plays Lord Marshal, a warrior priest who is the leader of a sect that is waging the tenth and perhaps final crusade 500 years in the future. Judi Dench is Aereon, an ambassador from the Elemental race. She is an ethereal being who helps Riddick unearth his origins. Written by Jade Maxim

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Pitch Black's darkest star is back. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some language | See all certifications »

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Pitch Black 2  »

Box Office

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$105,000,000 (estimated)

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$108,521 (Austria) (10 September 2004)

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$21,955,779 (Europe) (17 September 2004)
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Trivia

When Riddick meets Tombs face to face, he asks what the bounty on his head is priced at. Tombs first lies and says a million but is coaxed into telling the truth of 1.5 million. 5 years prior, the price displayed on Riddick's rap sheet in "Dark Fury" was roughly 1.1 million- so within 5 years, the bounty was raised about 400 grand. See more »

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Upon approaching Crematoria in the mercenary ship, the crew states that the temperature on the sun side of the planet reaches 700 degrees and on the shadow side, 300 degrees below, yet they have no trouble traversing the terrain on the dark side, the 300 below side, in their regular clothes. See more »

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[first lines]
Aereon: They are an army unlike any other... crusading across the stars toward a place called UnderVerse, their promised land - a constellation of dark new worlds. Necromongers, they're called. And if they cannot convert you, they will kill you. Leading them, the Lord Marshal. He alone has made a pilgrimage to the gates of the UnderVerse... and returned a different being. Stronger. Stranger. Half alive and half... something else. If we are to survive, a new balance must be found. In normal...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are displayed over extreme close-ups of elaborate Necromonger sculpture. Eventually the sculpture is revealed to be a statue of Riddick sitting in the Lord Marshall's throne. See more »

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Good action, great visuals, good story depth
8 December 2004 | by (Edmonton, Canada) – See all my reviews

I only saw the directors cut, but apparently that makes all the difference, and so i think the 6.1 rating may not be representative. I never felt like i was lost or something could be better explained.

I was surprised at the depth of the story line, almost inspiring me to go read the books (except I don't have the time :) Sure, some of the one-liners were corny, but Vin Diesels usually similar style actually fits the role of Riddick quite well.

One caveat, I went in with low expectations which may have boosted my overall impression. And while there are a few references to Pitch Black, I wouldn't call it required viewing to see this movie. They carried over a few relationships but at least gave a bit of background.


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