The first of the Vin Diesel/Riddick movies and to be honest a fine start. While I don’t totally get the Riddick character here (is he a sick twisted evil man or just misunderstood?) there are a couple of really good characters and the premise is awesome. Overall I love this film but the Riddick character is not well realised and that doesn’t get much better in the second. That said, on a smaller budget this film makes the most of the location and concept and the Pilot and Bounty Hunter rock, they are well written with some great dialogue and intense moments. Shame that couldn’t have been spread around more as everyone else is largely cannon fodder.