It's not often I get to say this, but this a great film with Vin Diesel in it. The Riddick character suits him perfectly. He plays a violent criminal who is being transported back to prison when the ship crashes on a desert planet. The survivors then discover that the world isn't as empty as they first thought.
It's a sci-fi horror film of the best kind. The survivors are a mixed bunch, a bounty hunter, ship's pilot, settlers and believers on a pilgrimage.
As with any good monster flick you need a decent monster and this has them. The mechanic of using the light is a simple one, but effective for film. The scene with the fire breathing is excellent.
The monsters are nasty, but so is Riddick. This is a fun film to watch.
With forty passengers on board, technical problems force the spaceship Hunter-Gratzner to crash land on a distant planet. The passengers were heading for other worlds and only ten have managed to survive, but one of them, Riddick (Vin Diesel), is an armed and dangerous convict determined to take control of events. The planet at first seems barren, with no evidence of water or living creatures, but when the sun sets the survivors discover they have the planet's terrifying nightlife to contend with.
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