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.
The wanted criminal Richard Bruno Riddick (Vin Diesel) 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.
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.
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.
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 »
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.Written by
The bounty on Riddick's head is never stated. Diaz claims to know what it is but never says. See more »
When Riddick is about to push over the obelisk, to create a hiding place so he can sleep, there are a few rocks in the hole he will hide in. In the next shot, as the obelisk is falling, the hole is empty. He wouldn't have had time to clear out the hole as the obelisk was falling. See more »
Don't know how many times I've been crossed off the list and left for dead. Guess when it first happens the day you were born, you're gonna lose count. So this, this ain't nothing new.
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The Extended Cut runs about 8 minutes and 9 seconds longer than the theatrical version. The Extended Cut has 2 additional scenes 2 extended scenes with alternate footage 1 alternative dialogue See more »
This is one of those, you watch it, it was fun, but you forget what it was about, so you watch it again, and have fun all over again type of films. If you want to watch something compelling then this isn't for you. Period dot. If you just want a mindless action movie then go for this one. People compare it to Pitch Black and say it's just a knock off, and, well, they're not totally wrong, but the predator chasing the prey story is one that's been around for years and it works. Are not all the sequels to Alien essentially the same? Are not all the Predator sequels the same? This follows that same formula, except, this time, Riddick is the predator and the bounty hunters are the prey, with a dash of aliens thrown in for more fun.
Ultimately, I don't enjoy this film because it's mind blowing the way the Terminator movies were. I enjoy this movie because Riddick is a mysterious character with a lot of depth and and I like to see him be redeemed. It doesn't get old. There's a good mix of violence, excitement, and special effects. Just sit back and have fun.
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