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Riddick [2013] (1 disc)
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Director:David Twohy
Writer:David Twohy
Composer:Graeme Revell
Length:119 minutes
(1 hour 59 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Sorting Category:SciFi
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:59%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.


Reaction: This one definitely earns its rating. It's a monster movie and doesn't really try to be anything more. But the character of Riddick is always oddly fascinating.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
David Twohy => Director / Writer
Graeme Revell => Composer
Alexandra Sokolovskaya => Consort
Andreas Apergis => Krone
Antoinette Kalaj => Consort
Bokeem Woodbine => Moss
Charlie Marie Dupont => Consort
Conrad Pla => Vargas
Danny Blanco Hall => Falco
Dave Bautista => Diaz
Jan Gerste => Consort
Jordi MollÓ => Santana
Karl Urban => Vaako
Katee Sackhoff => Dahl
Keri Hilson => Santana's Prisoner (as Keri Lynn Hilson)
Lani Minella => Aereon VO (uncredited)
Matt Nable => Boss Johns
Neil Napier => Rubio
Noah Danby => Nunez
Nolan Gerard Funk => Luna
Raoul Trujillo => Lockspur
Vin Diesel => Riddick

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Vin Diesel agreed to make a cameo appearance in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in exchange for the rights to the [Riddick] franchise from Universal Pictures. This allowed him to produce this film independently. Production on the film was in jeopardy of shutting down when there was a delay in financing. Vin Diesel funded the film himself until the bank loan came through.
  • Keri Hilson auditioned for the role of Dahl. The role went to Katee Sackhoff but David Twohy was so impressed with Hilson's charisma that wrote a small role for her in the film.
  • Riddick takes place 5 years after the previous film The Chronicles of Riddick, which was set 5 years after the original film Pitch Black. Which means, Riddick takes place a decade after Pitch Black. Riddick was released 13 years after Pitch Black.
  • When Riddick steps into the identifier for the emergency beacon, the stats on him read: "Richard B. Riddick. Escaped convict. Murderer." This is how he introduced himself to the character of Paris in Pitch Black.
  • Vin Diesel's original vision was to have the The Chronicles of Riddick become like J.R.R Tolkien's Middle-Earth. Pitch Black was to serve like "The Hobbit", to be a stand alone film to establish the universe, and to have a trilogy of the The Chronicles of Riddick serving like [The Lord of the Rings].
  • The screenplay's original title was The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking.
  • It was rumored at one point that Riddick was going to follow Riddick, as he journeys to The Underverse to find Kyra.
  • Matt Nable's character Boss Johns is the father of William J. Johns, portrayed by Cole Hauser in Pitch Black. In real life Nable is only three years older than Hauser.
  • While in chains, Riddick "predicts" that he'll kill Santana within a 5 second window. After doing so, he exclaims, " I like to be a man of my word." Riddick can be seen in similar circumstances in previous installments. In the animated short Dark Fury, Riddick told the head merc Junner, that he would bury his weapon in Junner's eye. In the film The Chronicles of Riddick, he threatened to kill a prison guard with a metal "tea cup" after witnessing his abuse of Kyra. Needless to say, that each opponent met their ends exactly how Riddick predicted.
  • The "exploding bomb" shoulder patch worn by Johns' mercenaries is an actual U.S. Army shoulder patch, of the 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD).
  • Vin Diesel wanted the movie to be shot on 35mm film, but due to the films low budget paired with large number of visual effect shots, the movie had to be shot digitally. As a compromise, director David Twohy added a subtle film grain effect throughout the film.