The Chronicles of Riddick Extended Edition
The Chronicles of Riddick: Directed by David Twohy. With Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandiwe Newton, Judi Dench. The wanted criminal Richard Bruno Riddick (Vin Diesel) arrives on a planet called Helion Prime and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, an army that plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.
Have I see the extended edition before? Maybe. but maybe not, this is gorgeous with much more room to breath where it needs to. Karl Urban (with his mullet) and Thandiwe Newton both absolutely chew up the scenery, it’s a shame that the franchise didn’t have the support necessary to sustain movies that this budget level. Even with the cult following the franchise has now, I don’t they’ll ever be able to go back to the $200m movie style for him, they’ve done too well with the lower budget, smaller scale stuff.
It’s interesting that Riddick franchise took the same route of “small scale concept that turns into a massive concept” as F&F, but doing it in just two films instead of six.