The Chronicles of RiddickJune 11, 2004
5 years after Pitch Black, 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.
Release Year: 2004
Rating: 6.5/10 (76,959 voted)
Critic's Score: 38/100
Stars: Vin Diesel, Judi Dench, Colm Feore
Riddick, now a hunted man, finds himself in the middle of two opposing forces in a major crusade.
Writers: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
Yorick van Wageningen
Roger R. Cross
All the power in the universe can't change destiny
Release Date: 11 June 2004
Filming Locations: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $24,289,165
(13 June 2004)
(15 August 2004)
Did You Know?
Vin Diesel wanted Judi Dench to play Aereon, and went to great lengths to get her. A long-time fan of Dench, he had her dressing room filled with bouquets of flowers, and also advised her that they could not begin casting the movie until she agreed to accept the role.
Crew or equipment visible:
When Imam is talking to Riddick about him leaving Jack, the reflection of the Camera lights is visible on his glasses.
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…
6.1 is a strange result
This is one weird rating from all the fine subscribers to IMDb. For the
first time in, my albeit limited experience, the previously flawless
rating system has, in my opinion, got it way wrong.
This movie is almost superb. Kind of LOTR meets Star Wars, with more
humour (intentional British spelling by the way).
The direction, special effects, plot, music, screenplay, cast
performance, and entertainment value are all truly fabulous! I suspect
that those who went to see it had decided beforehand that it would be
rubbish in the way of a self-fulfilling prophecy. That does sound a bit
smug, but this film is way, way better than 6.1! It will be something
of a travesty if Riddick and Pitch Black before it, are not built on
with the other, previously planned, releases.
If you haven't seen it, please do so – enter uncommitted and leave
smiling knowing that you spent a good $ or £ or whatever! Don H.