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.
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.
This story opens with the new action hero and the two other survivors of Pitch Black already caught by a giant spaceship filled with dread. The sinewy leader has a unique--and creepy--jail ... See full summary »
Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.
After the events of Pitch Black, a contractor is hired to locate Riddick, dead or alive. He reviews available information on him and the events of Pitch Black. Terrified, he hires a female cyberpunk merc to do the job for him. Bad move.
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
Karl Urban would briefly return as Vakko for the following film Riddick (2013), however, Thandie Newton and Dame Judi Dench didn't reappear as Dame Vakko and Aereon for "Riddick". See more »
Despite being exposed to 700 degree temperatures (even for seconds) Riddick is shown to be completely uninjured when he is dragged into the prison's hangar. He should have had at least second and third degree burns on his outer skin. See more »
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 »
The theatrical release was edited to achieve an MPAA Rating of "PG-13" instead of "R". The Unrated Director's Cut on DVD restores the violent scenes and adds more character development (including the addition of a character that was not seen in the theatrical release). See more »
Welp, I'm happy to report that "The Chronicles of Riddick" is *sigh of relief* very good! Just to let you know how much the movie grabbed me -I always take my small pocket memo to screenings to write notes about whatever movie I'm seeing, but about 5 minutes into TCOR I put the memo aside and said, "Forget it, I'm just gonna enjoy the experience without any distractions." Unfortunately, I didn't realize that I had said it out loud and somebody yelled, "That's nice, moron, now shut up." Quite embarrassing.
Anyway, here's the gist:
"The Chronicles of Riddick" delivers the goods. Fast-paced action? Check. Cool special effects? Check. Vin Diesel wreaking havoc? Check. A hot chick kicking some butt? Check. Vin Diesel in a sleeveless shirt for the ladies? Check. Oh, and there's actually a little story added for good measure! Of course, if you're the type of person who wants to nitpick about every plot point in a science fiction movie, then you'll find something to complain about. So how about you just stay away and let the rest of us sit back and be entertained by the experience, thanks.
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