On the run from mercenaries, a fugitive (Vin Diesel) lands on a planet endangered by an invading ruler (Colm Feore) and his bloodthirsty army.
" Aside from its dark vision and operatic flourishes, Chronicles of Riddick doesn't have much else going for it. "
" A static-filled space opera that is less thrill-a-minute than thrill-an-hour. "
" The sequel baton pass at the finale is pretty nifty, but it's surely asking too much to think the filmmakers could leave us wanting more. Come to think of it, much, much less would have been best. "
" A messy, messianic slasher/blaster in the Matrix Half-Loaded tradition, all nonsense plot and baroque costumes, sets and special effects. "
" I enjoyed it immensely, but not because it was any damn good. "
" Hyper-assaultive. "
" Despite a few goofily entertaining moments that are so over the top they are instant camp, the movie suggests that the hero's name derives from 'ridiculous.' "
" With writer-director David Twohy's mega-budget follow-up to his Pitch Black, what was once a purring engine has become a gas-guzzling, accident-prone Humvee. "
" A preening outer-space costume drama staged as a backdrop for its leading man's muscles. "
" Writer-director David Twohy has a much bigger budget than he did for Pitch Black, but he makes the all-too-common mistake of believing money can substitute for imagination. "
" Sprawling and ponderous. "
" The muddy, convoluted story revolves around the star's cool-guy poses and one-liners. "
" A big, cheesy sci-fi flick tailor-made for a young male audience looking for things that go boom. "
" The Chronicles Of Riddick is never dull, but it's far, far, far too pretentious. "
" The Chronicles of Riddick doesn't hark back merely to the classic horror or science fiction canon but to nearly every single cinematic genre in the book, from westerns to film noir to sword-and-sandal epics. "
" There's nothing here you haven't seen before, especially if you own a PlayStation. "
" An inane film rendered sometimes laughable by an atmosphere of dead-serious reverence. "
" An exercise in computer-generated effects. "
" Diesel makes a fine action star, and some of the fight scenes are cool, but resistance is recommended. "
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