The Chronicles of Riddick
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Vin Diesel returns as the nocturnally gifted antihero Riddick in this sequel to the 2000 cult item Pitch Black. Riddick, on the run from the law and evading mercenaries eager to claim the price on his head, seeks refuge on the planet of Helion, only to discover he's walked into a world in chaos. Helion has been seized by the Lord Marshall (Colm Feore), leader of the Necromongers, a race of bloodthirsty warriors determined to wipe out humanity throughout the universe. Aereon (Judi Dench), leader of Helion's "elementals," pleads with Riddick to join them in their fight for… More
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"The sequel baton pass at the finale is pretty nifty, but it's surely asking too much to think the filmmakers could leave us wanting more. Come to think of it, much, much less would have been best."
‑ , Time Out
"The Chronicles Of Riddick is never dull, but it's far, far, far too pretentious."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Makes absolutely no sense in its theatrical cut and still feels awfully messy in Twohy's director's cut."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"There are many plot holes, an inappropriately overly complicated plot, and a lot of pointless aspects that never even bother to make the least bit of sense."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Riddick is a loner, Dottie, a rebel. He's a simple man, like Pee-Wee Herman, who is not concerned with getting the girl. But, unlike Pee-Wee, poor Riddick doesn't even have a bicycle for companionship."
‑ Eric Melin, Lawrence.com
"With writer-director David Twohy's mega-budget follow-up to his Pitch Black, what was once a purring engine has become a gas-guzzling, accident-prone Humvee."
‑ Robert Abele, L.A. Weekly
"I enjoyed it immensely, but not because it was any damn good."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"Big, bloated and surprisingly uninspired, The Chronicles Of Riddick is everything that Pitch Black wasn't."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"Vainly attempts to elevate Riddick into a mythological hero in a political-intrigue contest meant to be Dune in an action context, though it's a lot more like Stargate in a crap context. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Like the heat on Crematoria, little is fleshed out. But I suppose it really doesn't matter because -- wow, isn't Riddick cool?"
‑ Todd Hertz, Christianity Today
"A preening outer-space costume drama staged as a backdrop for its leading man's muscles."
‑ Benjamin Strong, Village Voice
"The muddy, convoluted story revolves around the star's cool-guy poses and one-liners."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Very violent, brainless explosion movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Twohy gives the film a vehement comic-book energy, and the eye-popping production design by Holger Gross is like Boris Vallejo's Greatest Hits come to life."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"It's been a long time since anyone bothered to create a new, big budget cinematic mythos out of scratch, and Twohy has poured a great deal of money into the look of his movie."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
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