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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

While Running through the Canyons of Crematoria the second time Kyra yells, "Riddick," her lips don't move
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At 41:35 when Dame Vaako is speaking to her husband and applying her eye "make-up" the close-up shot reveals that her cheeks are not moving at all while the dialogue is being spoken.
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Continuity 

When the merc ship is coming in to land on Crematoria, the pilot's goggles are on/off between shots.
When Kyra removes the cup that Riddick used to kill a guard on Crematoria, the cup has a badly broken and jagged rim and its handle is attached about an inch below the rim. In the next shot where the cup is completely visible, the cup's rim is less broken and jagged and its handle is attached at least two inches below the rim. The cup she places on the rock appears the same as it did when she first picked it up.
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When the criminals are running through the clouds of falling ash, they get it all over their clothes and their hair, then an instant later, all the ashes are gone.
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When Imam is checking if the way is clear for his wife and daughter, directly after the initial Necromonger landing, the debris on the ground around him moves from one shot to the next.
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In the scene on Crematoria where Riddick is going to kill the guy with his "Tea" cup, he is obviously drinking something out of the cup. The final sip does not show him consuming the entire contents, but when he turns it upside down, not even a drop is left.
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When the guard hits the ground after Riddick kills him by stabbing him with a tea cup, the cup can be seen to fly off the actor's shirt. In the next shot, it's back stuffed into his chest.
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Crew or equipment visible 

The green screen used to create the mountains and deadly sunrise on Crematoria is reflected in Riddick's goggles.
When the Holy Man is cornered by the necromonger before attacking each other, the reflection of the lights on the set can be seen in his glasses.
During the scene just before Riddick tames the Hellhound on Crematoria, he wakes suddenly on a narrow ledge. Over his right shoulder you can see a safety wire.
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When Imam is talking to Riddick about him leaving Jack, the reflection of the Camera lights is visible on his glasses.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

After Riddick is left on Crematoria by the Necromongers he takes shelter in a garage. Because the planet is quite obviously devoid of any humidity at all, the thin atmosphere does not transmit heat. Therefore, all shade on the planet, including the "night side" (the half of the planet that is in its own shadow) is much cooler. A similar effect can be seen in desert areas of Earth. Ironically, the extremes mentioned mean that the garage actually would require heating of its own to keep the occupants alive.
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Plot holes 

When the ship carrying Riddick is on approach to Crematoria, they're all just fine with the sunlight entering the windows. But once they reach the surface, suddenly the sunlight bothers them. The sun would have felt much, much hotter before they entered the atmosphere, it wouldn't wait until they reached the ground to start burning them.
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.

Revealing mistakes 

When Riddick climes the rope on Crematoria, Toombs is hanging on the same rope, but when Riddick reaches the top, it's obvious that there's no weight on the rope below Riddick.
When Riddick is crouched on a perch looking up at the Necromongers entering the atmosphere of Helion Prime, the digital addition of the 'shine' of his eyes doesn't match up with his eye and head movement.
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Spoilers 

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Continuity 

when Riddick lays Kyra down on the ground, her head turns to the right as she dies. In the next shot, Kyra's head is facing upwards.
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Revealing mistakes 

After the Necromongers leave Riddick to die, he talks to the purifier. The purifier then walks out into the sunlight and his entire body bursts into fire and dissolves. But if you look at the bottom right of the screen, you can clearly see a skull and some other bones of those who died in the fight.

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