The Chronicles of Riddick

June 11th, 2004

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The Chronicles of Riddick

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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

Director: David Twohy

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

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 R. Cross - Toal
Terry Chen - Merc Pilot
Christina Cox - Eve Logan
Nigel Vonas - Merc

Taglines: All the power in the universe can't change destiny


Official Website: UIP [Brazil] | UIP [Spain] |

Release Date: 11 June 2004

Filming Locations: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $24,289,165 (USA) (13 June 2004) (2757 Screens)

Gross: $57,637,485 (USA) (15 August 2004)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (director's cut)

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.

[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...

User Review

6.1 is a strange result

Rating: 9/10

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.

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