Everything Wrong With THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK & It's Only 8 Minutes Long
Today, Riddick, the third film in the series, opens up in theaters. To celebrate Cinema Sin has decided to nit pick the second film, The Chronicles of Riddick. Hit the jump to check it out.
The 2000 film Pitch Black, did very well at the box office, easily outpacing its miniscule $23 million budget. That type of success only means one thing to Hollywood: sequel! David Twohy, who wrote and directed the first film, was brought back for The Chronicles of Riddick, and newly crowned star, Vin Diesel, had returned as well. Even the budget received a huge upgrade, with an extra $100 million more to play with. That's one of the reasons the film is considered a dud. It opened in 2004 and pulled in $115 million at the worldwide box office, $5 million short of its production budget. It's not all gloomy news, as the film did perform much better through DVD sales.
The infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he's encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won't leave the planet without Riddick's head as their trophy.
Riddick was directed and written by David Twohy. The cast includes: Vin Diesel, Katee Sachoff, Jordi Molla, and Karl Urban. The film will be directed by David Twohy, Matt Nable, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Keri Hilson, Bokeem Woodbine and David Bautista. Its set to hit theaters September 6th, 2013.
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