Set five years after the events of the movie Pitch Black (2000), escaped convict Riddick (Vin Diesel) is being hunted by two forces: Necromongers on a quest for universal domination being led by the Lord Marshal (Colm Feore), and bounty hunters after the price on his head. The Chronicles of Riddick embraces the characters we were introduced to in Pitch Black, and develops them even further in this futuristic action movie. Directed by David Twohy, … more
Even if I have to apologize to my Friends and Favorites, and my family, I have to admit that I really liked this movie. It's a Sci-Fi movie with a "Mad Maxx" appeal that, while changing many things, left Riddick from `Pitch Black' to be just Riddick. They did not change his attitude or soften him up or bring him out of his original character, which was very pleasing to `Pitch Black' fans like myself. First off, let me say that when playing the DVD, the first selection to … more
This movie pretty much did a complete 180 degree turn from Pitch Black. Although the visuals were stunning and Vin Diesel did a great job, I just couldn't bring myself to enjoy this one as much as Pitch Black.
Vin Diesal has made some pretty good movies (Boiler Room, The Fast and the Furious, XXX). This unfortunately, is not one of his better acting efforts. The story has a lot of action though and some of the fight scenes are good. Diesal's character is has a smug attitude that sometimes makes it difficult to root for him. He does have an intimidating pressence that makes the bad guys miss, or perhaps they are all just bad shots. The special effects are not high tech but they … more
Pros: Diesel and great FX Cons: Drags a bit in parts. The Bottom Line: A very pleasant surprise that is better than the original film in the series. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. In a distant region of the galaxy, a massive armada is consuming entire worlds in a religious crusade of death and destruction. The army is that of the Lord Marshal (Colm Feore) and his Necromongers who are … more