Kali in the Media: Chronicles of Riddick

Featured arts: Vin Diesel claims to have trained in kali describing it as an “art originally from Spain that was imported to the Philippines” – oh dear! However, it didn’t seem to help shape his fighting ability overmuch. The double daggers he likes to throw around were apparently influenced by sinawali.

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Overview: Another sequel, to a pretty decent B-movie called Pitch Black that first launched Vin Diesel’s career, Chronicles finds Riddick now a hunted man, in the middle of two opposing forces in a major crusade. The Lord Marshal, a warrior priest who is the leader of a sect that is waging the tenth and perhaps final crusade 500 years in the future. Once again Riddick is poised to save humankind from evil by being twice as evil himself.

Rating: 5.6 (of 10) – this is a bad movie. There was lots of potential but it somehow never translated to the screen.


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