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The Chronicles of Riddick

The Chronicles of Riddick

David Twohy (2004)

114min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A sci-fi thriller with a tremendous sense of scale and visual splendour, The Chronicles of Riddick is an ambitious but ultimately disappointing offering. Writer/director David Twohy takes Riddick (Vin Diesel), his monosyllabic antihero from Pitch Black, and thrusts him into an imaginative, fully realised universe populated by sleek spacecraft and war-ravaged cities. Diesel grunts his way through endless fights with bounty hunters, prison guards and an army of enslaved, zombie-like warriors called the Necromongers, but Twohy forgets to provide anything resembling a compelling story. The set pieces are impressive, but without any sense of narrative this comes across as an overblown and pompous space opera.

Summary

Fugitive Riddick evades capture by bounty hunters and steals their spacecraft, only to run into an even bigger threat - fanatical cult members on a sinister mission to kill or convert anyone who crosses their path as they seek galactic domination. Sci-fi adventure sequel, with Vin Diesel reprising his role from Pitch Black alongside Judi Dench, Alexa Davalos and Thandie Newton.

Cast & Crew

Riddick Vin Diesel
Dame Vaako Thandie Newton
Vaako Karl Urban
Lord Marshal Colm Feore
Purifier Linus Roache
Imam Keith David
The Guv Yorick van Wageningen
Kyra Alexa Davalos
Toombs Nick Chinlund
Aereon Judi Dench
Director David Twohy
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Guidance: Violence. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 27 Aug 2004

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