Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): David Twohy
Production: Universal Classics
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

Don't know how many times

I've been crossed off the

list and left for dead.

Guess when it first happens

the day you were born,

you're gonna lose count.

So this,

this ain't nothing new.

There are bad days,

and then there are legendary bad days.

Whole damn planet wanted a piece of me.

Can't stay in the open.

Can't risk another attack.

It's always the punch

you don't see coming that puts you down.

But why didn't I see it?

But why didn't I see it?

Of course they were gonna try to kill me.

Death is what they do for a living.

So the question ain't "What happened?"

The question is

"What happened to me?"

You are the Lord Marshal now.

How did they get so close?

How did I let them

blindside me like that?


Take us to the threshold!


Some wanted to put a crown on my head.

Some wanted to put a

noose around my neck.

Okay, more nooses than crowns.

I needed a way out.

Some new place.

Or maybe just an old one.

But how do you find something

you've never seen?

Please, come back to bed.

Sometimes I think

you never sleep, Lord Marshal.

How can I sleep when I have so many...


So what is the best way

to a man's heart?

Between the fourth and fifth rib.

That's where I usually go.

I'll put a twist at the

end if I wanna make sure.

They'll never let you stand at the threshold

of Underverse without embracing the faith.

That's why they come

after you, these assassins.

They think of you as something wrong.

Cursed. Illegitimate.

What are you gonna do

when you're born that way?

Did you hear?

Do you think the guards

are still there?

Lord Marshal!

Something like that?

I said between the

fourth and fifth.

Fifth and sixth? Body cavity.

Making more friends, I see.

But who put her up to it?

Which commander?

It could be any of many.

Don't doubt it for a second,

Commander Vaako.

Lord Marshal.

They say you lost your nerve, Vaako,

after that big swing and a miss.

Is that what they say?

Now what are you gonna

do to get that cred back?

What's the big play?

Something splashy.


I had in mind something different.

I've been thinking about

an early campaign.

My very first. I was but a boy.

We dropped from the sky

and did what Necromongers do.

Destruction was breathtaking.

But then we met resistance.

Ferocious like a storm of lions.

Each one of them killed

over a hundred Necro

before their weapons failed.

And then they killed another 30 more.


Our firepower and strength in numbers

eventually won us the day.

I can still see him,

the last of those magnificent warriors,

standing on a pile of his own.

And he looked at me.

And I will never forget those eyes.

His eyes were just like yours.

The planet was Furya.

I know what it's called.

You just don't know where it is.

I need charts. I need maps.

- Impossible.

- I need a direction.

Purged from all records,

as you well know.

But you remember where.

So many worlds...

The only map left in existence

is the one that's in my head, Riddick.

So what do you want?

The crown?



Break off a ship.

Riddick's going home.


I guess that was Necro speak for "Get the

f*** off our ship and make it forever. "

Fine by me.

You can't blame him for

dangling Furya.

Home has a certain equity.

But I do blame him for

what came next.

It's a long way to come.

For this.

This guy with

the f***ed-up face, Krone,

he was supposed to be

our ride home.

But instead of Furya,

we wind up someplace called...

Not Furya.

Yet again,

someone was trying to play me.

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David Neil Twohy is an American film director and screenwriter. more…

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