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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 11 June 2004 (USA)
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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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violent action and some language | See all certifications »

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$105,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,289,165 (USA) (13 June 2004)

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$57,761,012 (USA)
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An direct-to-DVD 35 minute animated short film "The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury" was made, and released to connect "Pitch Black" and "The Chronicles of Riddick" together, with Vin Diesel providing the voice of Riddick. The short film takes place shortly after "Pitch Black", and five years before "The Chronicles of Riddick", which Riddick, Imam, and Jack are captured by the crew of the mercenary ship "The Kublai Khan", which Riddick and his companions discover the imperial woman Antonia Chillingsworth is using her mercenary army to capture criminals, but instead of transporting them to prison planets, and collecting the reward money, Chillingsworth has the criminals turned into living statues for her art collection. In the short film, Toombs is a member of the Kublai Khan crew, and Jack makes her first kill by killing Antonia Chillingsworth, Riddick drops off Imam and Jack on Helion Prime, when Imam becomes concerned for Jack that she will become a cold-blooded killer liked Riddick, and Toombs swears to go after Riddick, and collect the bounty on his head. See more »

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The green screen used to create the mountains and deadly sunrise on Crematoria is reflected in Riddick's goggles. See more »

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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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The only opening credit shown in the movie is the title of the film. No cast or crew information is shown. See more »

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Featured in Vin Diesel's Guided Tour (2004) See more »

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Getting Away With Murder
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A matter of taste
9 April 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Just had fun watching TCOR and am pretty happy about it. Good action, great visual stuff. A worthy successor to Pitch Black, though the two films are hardly related. Vin Diesel does a good and convincing job at playing an action antihero. As usual, Judy Dench adds to the film, even though her role is small here. The story is pure pulp SF and is short and predictable but is refreshingly dark and (mostly) unsentimental. It actually also has some interesting bits and nice side stories as a (smallish) bonus. Bits and pieces have been copied from Dune, without the film being a Dune copy. Compared to Dune, TCOR has more action and fewer Lynch oddities & boring bits. In my book, both films are good, about equally so.

Reading some of the other reviews, it seems that people are fairly polarized in their opinions of this film. Like most pulp science fiction, it takes a different sort of suspension of belief from that which makes usual films work. However, the action makes it a fair bit easier, and I found it a lot more engrossing and convincing than any of the five (ridiculous but entertaining) Star Wars films, the uniformly unwatchable Star Trek stuff, or, for that matter, most blockbusting light entertainments. But that is just me. If you hate Dune, exaggerated action scenes, or (minor) plot inconsistencies, then you probably won't like this film. Otherwise, chances are good that you will.


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