The Chronicles Of Riddick Saga Essay

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The Chronicles of Riddick saga overview
The Chronicles of Riddick is a science fiction franchise, spanning from movies, videos games, animation, and motion comics. The series chronicles the anti-hero Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel) life in the 28th century. The Saga created “Pitch Black” was release, and gained popularity in 2004. "Pitch Black" was an entertaining, sci-fi/horror mash up that boasted it’s R-rating as well as the newest addition “Riddick”. However, second installment “The Chronicles of Riddick” holds a place in PG-13 rating, which honestly it is meant to be there but also bit disappointing that it is. After a decade, two video games, an animated film, and motion comic, Riddick returned to the theater for the third time. Through-out the saga, including games, movies and animated film and motion comic, he is imprisoned and escapes 6 different prisons and murders who knows how many people. He is additionally wanted or 5 different planets and 3 entire solar systems. I will only be reviewing the contents of the movies below because the other aspects change some of the plot line and I honestly prefer the movies sequence better.
Character
Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel), is an outlaw, thief, murderer, king and in all three movies he is the best of the worst. Riddick is a multiple offender with a record that could go for miles. For the women who get roped into watching this series don’t be mad. Most of the series shows of Riddick (Vin Diesel) as a sweat drenched, muscle bound force not to be messed with. The animalistic actions of Riddick himself are some of the best mixes between “Damn is that epic” and “OMG, is he hot” that I really have ever seen. That is no pun intended toward the second movie and his escape from Crematoria when water is literally steaming off his body. Plus his deep and extremely commanding voice is perfect for the action filled script. Riddick really is the main character through everything because this saga is his life. Although, others surface, resurface all having a creepy back story to go along with.
Pitch Black
Set in the extremely distant future, the commercial space transport vessel "Hunter-Gratzner" carrying 40 people on-board crashes on a desert planet when struck in a meteor storm. There are only 8 survivors, the pilot Carolyn Fry (becomes captain since ship's captain is killed), bounty hunter William J. Johns, religious man Abu Al-Walid, Antiques dealer Paris P. Ogilvie, runaway teenager Jack, settlers John 'Zeke' Ezekiel and his lover Sharon 'Shazza' Montgomery, and Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel). Marooned, the survivors discover the barren and hot desert-scape has sunlight from three suns. Not only must they find food and water and worry about Riddick, the survivors find themselves being hunted by the planet's flesh-eating alien inhabitants. According to the geological equipment abandoned on the planet, every 22 years the planet engulfs in darkness which releases the ravenous breed and they just...

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