review by David Hines
I'm not as big a fan of PITCH BLACK as many seem to be. The original film was okay, but nothing to drive me wild; it was a decent little movie with some good bits, vaulted into cult status by virtue of an excellent performance by Vin Diesel. Now Diesel's back as Richard B. Riddick -- murderer, thief, and all-around bad guy -- in a movie that sees Riddick saving the universe from guys who are rather worse. Not because Riddick has lofty humanitarian goals, or because he's vowed to thwart the villains' plans, but because the bad guys 1) have pissed him off and 2) are in his way.
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