05 February 2011
Watched this again the other night, and it's bloody brilliant. I'm not sure why this movie goes under the radar. It could be the all-too-easy and unfair 'meathead' light that is cast on Vin Diesel, but the movie is not pretending to be 'The Shawshank Redemption'. It's similar to the flack Stallone's 'Expendables' movie got. It's all too easy to bag a piece of creative work for what it's not. For the genre that this movie is aiming for, it hits the bullseye... in spades.
'The Chronicles of Riddick' is a sci-fi thrill ride with great cinematography, design and adventure. This is the kind of movie built for the big screen. It's the kind of movie you think about watching on you home theatre system.