The Chronicles Of Riddick details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Alexa Davalos, Judi Dench, Colm Feore, Vin Diesel|
|Director:||David N. Twohy|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
The Chronicles Of Riddick
|Run time:||2 hours 9 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Sep 2005|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Better than I thoughtBy a customer from Stoke-on-Trent, England , 29 Dec 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]After reading the magazine reviews of this film I was a bit hesitant to see it but thought I'd make my own mind up.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised as the movie has some smashing effects, a story line that actually picks up from the first movie and carries it forward towards a hopefully coming third movie and a cast to match it all.
Sure, if you look at it critcally you can wonder why they call a planet Crematoria, but then why wouldn't they if it's a scorching hot planet with temperatures exceeding 700 degrees?
I sure wouldn't call it Snowball 3!
My best tip for viewing this movie is to not get hung up on silly names but to stack your drinks, pop your popcorn, sit back and enjoy the ride!
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The Chronicles Of RiddickBy MAXIMILIAN (190 reviews) from BURNHAM , 13 May 2009The Chronicles Of Riddick is an exceptionally well-made piece of sci-fi/action. The film is stunningly beautiful to look at: with lavish production, set and costume design. But, the story does not make one blind bit of sense - but it doesn't matter. I liked this film in the same way that I used to like DUNE (1984), David Lynch's adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel - that was another film which was beautiful-looking but had a story which didn't make one blind bit of sense. A word of advice: watch The Chronicles Of Riddick and don't bother trying to follow the story, just put your brain in neutral, sit back and enjoy the stunning visuals. I first watched this film on ITV1 several months ago (and ITV1 has this habit of cutting the end credits off when they show a film) - so it was nice to watch the theatrical cut. When I watch a film, I always stay for the end credits because I think it is important to know about the cast and crew involved in the film.
Necromungas or necrophiliacs?By SnrSpeedy (28 reviews) from Lightwater , 04 Apr 2009If necromungas keep what they kill, do they covet what they kill? And if so are necromungas closet necrophiliacs? hmm.... interesting associations if not a little disturbing I think you'll agree! However, this is a pretty impressive sequel you must admit - proof that sequels can out-perform their predecessors - the action is relentless and the world of Riddick really manages to suck you in on a level that could arguably parallel Star Wars.
Vin Diesel's character 'Riddick' is a furion and possibly the last of his kind left that has not been converted by the borg and roman inspired necromunga race, who spend all their time beating their chests at each other, seeking out the weak (even amongst themselves) and generally giving all mankind the willies. Riddick is to all intents and purposes the ultimate warrior and a serious bad ass to boot whilst simultaneusly playing the role of hero and liberator.
Whilst Riddick is doing his level best to mind his own business, a group of bounty hunters are doing their best to capture him and claim their reward - something they eventually achieve, but not before Riddick gives them a damn good run for their money. Riddicks capture and temporary incarceration ensure his reunion with Jack (from Pitch Black) who now calls herself Kyra. Kyra's a little miffed at Riddick for telling her a porky pie about where he got his eyes polished (a feature Kyra was keen to get herself). However, they're soon reconciled and break out of the prison, only to be confronted by those pescky necromungas who capture Kyra and leave Riddick to save the day.
Whilst Riddick's been having a bad time of it, Lord Vaako - who was sent by the lord marshal to capture Riddick - has been having a domestic with his missus, who has designs on the lord marshals leadership of the necromungas. All of this culminates in a three way contest at the end of the movie which leaves us all craving a trilogy.
All in all a bloody good effort!
Enjoyable watchingBy Rolo (30 reviews) from Nottingham , 08 Feb 2009really enjoyed watching this movie
alrightBy a customer from Ballymoney , 01 Dec 2008the film is ok...not much too brag about but some good action scenes
not sure id watch it again
VInBy a customer from Grantham , 15 Nov 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideanother Diesel film, can be fun to watch as there are some lines wich van make you cry. For me an average film to watch. Not too bad and the plot will stay on your mind. Good to watch on a wet sunday. The good guy always wins.lol