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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  11 June 2004 (USA)
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pitch Black 2  »

Box Office


$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,289,165 (USA) (11 June 2004)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Necromonger statues are based on the sculptures of Adolfo Wildt. See more »


After the Imam is killed, Riddick finds the Imam's tooth necklace on the ground. When we first see it there are small drops of blood around it. But only a few seconds later when Riddick goes to pick it up there is now a large half moon shaped pool of blood next to it. See more »


[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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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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User Reviews

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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