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The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

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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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David Twohy

Writers:

Jim Wheat (characters), Ken Wheat (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Riddick
Colm Feore ... Lord Marshal
Thandie Newton ... Dame Vaako
Judi Dench ... Aereon
Karl Urban ... Vaako
Alexa Davalos ... Kyra
Linus Roache ... Purifier
Yorick van Wageningen ... The Guv
Nick Chinlund ... Toombs
Keith David ... Imam
Mark Gibbon ... Irgun
Roger Cross ... Toal (as Roger R. Cross)
Terry Chen ... Merc Pilot
Christina Cox ... Eve Logan
Nigel Vonas ... Merc
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Storyline

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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Pitch Black's darkest star is back. See more »


Certificate:

12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chronicles of Riddick See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$105,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,289,165, 13 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$57,761,012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,772,733
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Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Planet UV6 is made up of land areas called "Fingerprint Terrain". The majority of the effects work for the scenes on this planet were done by "Rhythm and Hues" in Marina Del Rey, California in April and May of 2004. See more »

Goofs

Water boils at 212F so at 700F all the water in the canteens would have been vapor once Riddick opened them. It would not help him stay cool enough to go in the sun. Even then Kira didn't get soaked in water, yet she didn't get burned. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are displayed over extreme close-ups of elaborate Necromonger sculpture. Eventually the sculpture is revealed to be a statue of Riddick sitting in the Lord Marshall's throne. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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A really enjoyable sci-fi action movie
11 June 2004 | by wmhoggSee all my reviews

I just returned from seeing Chronicles of Riddick, and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I can't wait to see it again. It was great fun.

I really appreciate the depth of the universe that David Twohy and the Wheat brothers create. They show us glimpses of wondrous things and people that I am dying to know more about. There is so much back-story here, that it just screams for a sequel.

Admittedly, I am a fan of Pitch Black, so I came to the theater prepared to like the movie. I had the same reaction to this movie that I had when seeing the first Star Wars movie, Dune, and the Matrix. I was totally captivated by worlds I had not seen on the screen before.

Vin Diesel is more overtly the hero in this movie than in Pitch Black. However, he still has his quiet-spoken, menacing moments that remind us that he is a killer, and is lethal when crossed.

I had not seen Alexa Davalos before, but thought she did a great job, and handled the action scenes and the drama well. Karl Urban (Eomer from LOTR) is very good as the brooding, troubled warrior. I also enjoyed Thandie Newton as the almost Shakespearean character who urges her reluctant mate to take action, and seize the destiny that she believes is rightfully his.


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