The Chronicles of Riddick

The Chronicles of Riddick

DVD - 2004
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"After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, reluctant hero will emerge as humanity's champion - and the last hope for a universe on the edge of annihilation"--Container.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2004
ISBN: 9781417030392
1417030399
Call Number: DVD F CHRO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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lukasevansherman
Jan 19, 2015

"Pitch Black" was a taut, stripped down and visceral genre picture that didn't really need a sequel. But we have two (let's call it the Riddick-ology). Forsaking pretty much everything that made the original good, this bloated, expensive sequel adds a goofy fantasy element and indulges in some Star Wars/Dune-like world-building. It'd be worthless to detail the plot, but Riddick finds himself fighting some half-dead dudes called the Necromongers. There is some decent action and production design, but it's pretty silly stuff. It is kind of hilarious that Judi Dench is in it. This disc includes an extended director's cut. Followed by "Riddick."

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ManMachine
Sep 29, 2013

I found that it was almost impossible to make any real sense out of this over-long, CGI saturated, Sci-Fi klunker._____ Here in "Chronicles" Vin Diesel, once again (ho-hum!), reprises his predictable "bad-ass" schtick as the unsurprising Riddick character, a man who (no matter how challenging the situation) is just a little too sure of himself on all levels._____ With plenty of laughable dialogue, tedious personal dramas, asinine plot-line politics and terrible character interaction, "Chronicles" never failed to get itself more and more bogged down by its stupidity and incoherency with every passing minute._____ From its dumb "Necromonger" head-gear, to its completely cardboard villains, to its corny and cliched ending, to its unbearably over-long running time - "Chronicles" took the ultimate WTF-prize with the preposterousness of Aereon (Judi Dench's character), a completely useless fairy godmother-type, who blankly looks on and does nothing while Riddick gets his ass royally kicked for about the umpteenth time._____ This film's budget was $105 million. On top of his "producer's" fee, Vin Diesel was also paid $11 million to play, pretty much, himself.

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RichardPaul
Jul 08, 2013

The Chronicles of Riddick ---- (DVD - 2004) ---- Did not watch this verson; I found out all effects (not shown) new or otherwise are in the versions I had seen in the other DVD's ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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velloxal
May 08, 2013

Great action movie. Watched few times.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

While this isn't a movie everyone will enjoy, I found it quite good. The acting is very good for this type of film, the fight scenes are very well put together, and you can never go wrong casting the lovely Alexa Davalos. I would recommend this to fans of action packed science fiction movies.

Mocha6ft3 May 10, 2012

This is a tough call. I did like the sound and visual effects which my HOMETHEATER played well. But i just wasn't feeling the story. For some reason i couldn't get into this movie and neither could my friend. She talked a great deal while we watched this movie. It's filled with very good audio and the visual effects are very good for a science fiction movie. The cast was known to me and i like the characters. But the word "corny" which my friend used often, was also on my mind. I have only watched this movie once and i'm not sure if i will watch it again after buying it for my collection. That's bad news. But still, i'm giving this movie 3 and a half stars. For very good visual and audio effects, a good cast, and so-so story. I just wasn't feeling this one. A large bag of UTZ popcorn and a coke.

aaa5756 Mar 29, 2011

B- DVD good action sci fi movies.

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elweldo
Nov 19, 2009

This is one of the best action sci fi movies out there. The art direction is beautiful and the supporting cast impressive.

Dame Judy Dench as the 'elemental' is perfect.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

Richard B. Riddick: You made three mistakes. First, you took the job. Second, you came light. A four man crew for me? Fucking insulting. But the worst mistake you made...
[Toombs darts for the gun rack which he finds to be empty while Riddick smiles]
Richard B. Riddick: ...empty gun rack.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

Slam Guard: You'll kill us... with a soup cup?
Richard B. Riddick: Tea, actually.
Slam Guard: What's that?
Richard B. Riddick: I'll kill you with my teacup.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

Richard B. Riddick: Remember that favorite game of yours?
Kyra: "Who's the Better Killer?"
Richard B. Riddick: Let's play.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

Richard B. Riddick: Its been a long time since I smelled beautiful.
Dame Vaako: Let me show you the way.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

Vaako: First and always, I am a Necromonger commander. So if you're here to test my loyalty, you succeed only in testing my patience.

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Jul 24, 2012

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.

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