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Riddick (2013)

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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.

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David Twohy

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Riddick
Jordi Mollà ... Santana
Matt Nable ... Boss Johns
Katee Sackhoff ... Dahl
Dave Bautista ... Diaz
Bokeem Woodbine ... Moss
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Lockspur (as Raoul Trujillo)
Conrad Pla ... Vargas
Danny Blanco Hall Danny Blanco Hall ... Falco
Noah Danby ... Nunez
Neil Napier ... Rubio
Nolan Gerard Funk ... Luna
Karl Urban ... Vaako
Andreas Apergis ... Krone
Keri Hilson ... Santana's Prisoner (as Keri Lynn Hilson)
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Storyline

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 Universal Pictures

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Survival Is His Revenge See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chronicles of Riddick: Rule the Dark See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,030,375, 6 September 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,025,135

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,337,295
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| (director's cut)

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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel also go on to star in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) although Vin Diesel plays a CGI character (Groot). Additionally, Michael Rooker did voice work in the spin off video game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay and he too went on to appear in Guardians Of The Galaxy as Yondu. See more »

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Riddick "forgets" the exact number of stars which surrounded M-344/G, the planet on which he crashed with John's during the initial film in the trilogy, Pitch Black. He tells Boss it two stars, when the film clearly showed that it had three, See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Riddick: 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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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Riddick: Crippled by one poorly chosen scene
26 October 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I've been unimpressed by the Riddick franchise, I think Pitch Black (2000) was both where it started and it peaked.

This final entry was rather a surprise, who'd have thought that they'd have made another movie considering how badly Chronicles of Riddick (2004) bombed? Partially funded by Diesel himself it's hard to argue his commitment to the project.

So almost a decade after the last full entry (Not including the animations) we pick up where we left off. Riddick is Grand Marshall of the Necromongers but things quickly go south after they turn on him and leave him for dead.

The plot is actually sound as is the general creation of the movie. I found myself impressed which I certainly didn't expect. The movie is more akin with Pitch Black than Chronicles of Riddick, they clearly went back to the drawing board and the movie is considerably better for it.

On a budget out about quarter of the previous movie it's shocking just how much better it all looks, in fact every aspect is superior. Also starring the excellent Katee Sackhoff I was gripped more than I had been since the first movie, it was really quite enjoyable.

Fairly early on however I was hoping that a certain death wouldn't occur, I knew if it did then the movie would be damaged beyond repair and about halfway through my fear materialised. Had this event not transpired you'd have me just ranting about how much of a wonderful surprise Riddick was and how much I enjoyed it. Instead I'll say it's the second best movie in the franchise, but should have been the best. Poor decision making killed the film and has left it merely passable.

Good addition despite the hefty flaw.

The Good:

Katee Sackhoff

Looks considerably better than the previous film which had 4 times the budget

Well played out story

The Bad:

"That" death should not have happened

Sets up for a sequel that will never come

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Even in the future on other planets people are stupid enough to smoke


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