Written By: Marie
The Chronicles of Riddick is a sci-fi action movies series which consists of three live-action movies and a direct to video animated movie. The main star of the show is Vin Diesel, who plays Richard B Riddick, most commonly known as Riddick, who is thought to be the last living Alpha Furyan. The Furyans are one of the four elder races and are from the world, Furya. They are a classification of the human race who have adapted to live in the harsh climate of their home planet. They are great warriors who are stronger, faster and tougher than humans and are also more resistant to pain, more agile, and have acute senses, immense stamina and quicker healing. Riddick has what is known as either the Wrath of the Furyans, the Race of Fury or the Furyan Rage which is the collective anguish, pain, suffering and anger of the billions of Furyans that didn’t escape the Necromonger slaughter which happened prior to the events of the series.
The movie order is as follows with a brief summary:
Pitch Black (2000) – Directed by David Twohy and Produced by Tom Engelman.
A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty nocturnal creatures, who only feast at night. Along the way they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004) – Directed by Peter Chung.
An animation direct to video movie which opens with Riddick and the survivors of Pitch Black, as they are captured by a giant spaceship and they must find a way to escape before they become victims of the Captains unusual hobby.
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) – Directed by David Twohy and Produced by Scott Kroopf and Vin Diesel.
Set 5 years after the events of Pitch Black, the wanted criminal Riddick arrives on a planet called Helion Prime and finds himself up against an invading empire called the Necromongers, the army that wiped out the Furyans and now plans to convert or kill all humans in the universe.
Riddick (2013) – Directed by David Twohy and Produced by Vin Diesel, Ted Field and Samantha Vincent.
Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against a race of alien predators. Riddick activates an emergency beacon alerts two ships of his whereabouts, one carrying new breed of mercenary and the captained by a man from Riddick’s past.
The series has also spawned two video games, a motion comic and two novelizations. All four movies are worth watching if you enjoy action movies and gamers will also very much enjoy the games.