Chronicles of Riddick, The

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2 1/2

In this sequel to Pitch Black, Riddick (Vin Diesel) speeds through space to save a planet from a religious army known as the Necromongers. His real goal as the most lethal outlaw in the universe is to clear his name by killing those who have put a bounty on him. In the process, he discovers that his only friend, Kyra (Alexa Davalos), has been sent to a subterranean prison on a planet with extremely high temperatures. Riddick allows himself to be captured so that he can go to the prison and free Kyra. He receives help from Ambassador Aereon (Judi Dench). Meanwhile, the Necromonger warriors systematically destroy planet after planet, killing all who refuse to convert to their dark faith. Their leader, the Lord Marshal (Colm Feore), has been warned that someone from planet Furion will one day take his life. Because Riddick is one of Furions few survivors, the Necromongers send troops to the prison to murder him.

Riddick, the muscle-bound hero, has a soft spot for children and those who are helpless. He shows remarkable loyalty, often facing death for the sake of his friends. But his chief talent appears to be killing people, whether he uses weapons or his hands. The violence in the movie is stylized and not overly graphic or gory. Riddick rarely speaks more than three words in a row, but he inspires a younger friend to develop a passion for killing. Riddick is powerful, and he gets what he wants. He knocks around a policeman who has a simple request. Another time, he pushes through a crowd of soldiers to go his own way. Anger and aggression fuel most of Riddicks adventures. Due to the violence and some profanity and bad language, Preview does not recommend The Chronicles of Riddick.

Preview Reviewer: Blaine Butcher

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Crude Language: Many (10) times mild (hell 3, damn 2); moderate (bastard 1); strong (-ss 4)

Obscene Language: Many (10) times moderate (p-ss 1, cr-p 1); strong (f-word 1, s-word 7)

Profanity: Many (11) times moderate (MG 2, G 3); strong (GD 2, J 2, C 2)

Violence: Many times mild (rough spaceship travel, family being chased by soldiers, prisoners running from wild space cats); moderate (falling from cliff , hand-to-hand fighting, shooting space guns and killing people, destroying a planet with space explosions, spaceship crashes, exploding buildings, gun battles, male prisoners try to hurt woman prisoner); strong (man burned to death, man stabbed in the head, space cat eats living man, man pushed off of cart to death, woman impaled)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Once mild (Its been a long time since I smelled beauty.)

Drugs: None

Other: Appropriate us of God in My God help us, You dont believe in God, and worship a god; when the leader of the Necromongers is half dead, a spirit tells the future; people are killed for refusing to convert to a dark religion; there is a belief in another universe of a holy man for some unidentified religion; humans seem to have been mutated to act like apes; people are tortured until they feel no more pain

Running Time: 118 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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