Reviews

The Chronicles Of Riddick

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Based on the misapprehension Pitch Black's anti-hero Riddick (Vin Diesel) is strong enough to benchpress his own movie, writer/director David Twohy's space oddity was meant to inspire a fresh trilogy. Hard to see the ideas stretching that far, given they can't even cover this shoddy sequel, whose evil empire and freedom-loving rebels almost make you miss The Phantom Menace.

Diesel grunts on regardless, mumbling Arnie-grade bon mots while providing just enough muscle to keep the action sequences moving. Even his brand of charisma can't stop Riddick becoming mired in mythology and self-importance before finally imploding.

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 3rd 2005