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THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK

 
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At Theaters: 6/11/2004 On Video: 11/16/2004
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 59 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 429970
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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Exiled to a subterranean prison where extremes of temperature range from arctic nights to volcanic days, Riddick encounters Kyra, the lone survivor from an earlier chapter in his life. His efforts to free himself and Kyra lead him to the Necromonger command ship, where he is pitted against the Lord Marshal in an apocalyptic battle with possibly the fate of all beings-both living and dead-hanging in the balance.
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Action Adventure Sci-Fi - This is an action movie pure and simple. Obviously the action is Sci- fi based and these effects are top notch. There are a few decent scenes of suspense, a few "cool" moments with Vin Diesel, but not much humor.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Vin Diesel A MAN APART, KNOCKAROUND GUYS, XXX
Judi Dench HOME ON THE RANGE, DIE ANOTHER DAY
Thandie Newton THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2
Keith David AGENT CODY BANKS 2, PITCH BLACK
Director: David Twohy BELOW, PITCH BLACK
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PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 9 S-words, several others.
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Lots of brutal fighting and killing, but nothing especially graphic.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None
ACTION: LOTS and LOTS of great action throughout.
COMEDY: Only a few smiles and chuckles.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average With a title like The Chronicles of Riddick, one can assume that David Twohy's movie comes with lofty aspirations. Indeed, there are hints of a complex, involving story here. Unfortunately, too many of the nuances are drowned out by incessant, repetitive action, pointless running around, and computer graphics overindulgence. So, although The Chronicles of Riddick offers its share of solidly entertaining moments, it doesn't hold together as a single, coherent motion picture experience. Too often, it simply makes no sense.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Average 'Chronicles' doesn't pause for much character development, and is in such a hurry that even the fight scenes are abbreviated chop-chop sessions. There are a lot of violent fight scenes ..., but never do we get a clear idea of the spatial locations of the characters or their complete physical movements.

USA Today Full Review
Below Average The Chronicles of Riddick has a riddick-ulous sci-fi plot, overblown and numbing video game-style special effects and a going-through-the-motions lead performance by Vin Diesel.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 151 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
16
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
17
Very High
94%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
44
Very High
95%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
28
High
96%
30+Adults (M)
26
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
20
High
95%
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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 151 moviegoer opinions. First let me say that these are some great opinions but there are quite a few who didn't think it was a great movie. The ones who enjoyed it, really enjoyed it, giving it high marks. Unfortunately, there were quite a few who only rated it as an OK movie at best. The graph shows that younger moviegoers enjoyed it the most and gender didn't seem to make much difference. Adults were slightly more critical. Their opinions weren't quite as high, but over three-quarters of them rated it "Very Good" or higher, which indicates they enjoyed the movie very much.

If you have an interest in this movie, by all means GO SEE IT and be sure not to miss it on the big screen. The special effects are great and add much to the films enjoyment. Sure, some of you may feel it could have been better, but I seriously doubt that you will feel it wasn't worth your time and money.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Riddick has spent the last five years on the move among the forgotten worlds on the outskirts of the galaxy, eluding mercenaries bent on collecting the price on his head. Now, the fugitive finds himself on planet Helion, home to a progressive multicultural society that has been invaded by the Lord Marshal, a despot who targets humans for subjugation with his army of warriors known as Necromongers.

Exiled to a subterranean prison where extremes of temperature range from arctic nights to volcanic days, Riddick encounters Kyra, the lone survivor from an earlier chapter in his life. His efforts to free himself and Kyra lead him to the Necromonger command ship, where he is pitted against the Lord Marshal in an apocalyptic battle with possibly the fate of all beings-both living and dead-hanging in the balance.

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