Friday, June 13, 2014
The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black by David Twohy, 2000 (R)
with Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6), Radha Mitchell (Surrogates), Cole Hauser, Keith David (The Princess and the Frog, Cloud Atlas), Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Claudia Black (Farscape, Stargate SG1, Rango), Rhiana Griffith, John Moore, Simon Burke, Les Chantery
After crash-landing on a desolate planet, a pilot and her passengers, one of whom is a convicted killer, must find a way to survive in a hostile environment while fending off a race of carnivorous aliens that has begun to stalk them.
Of course, this is a scary movie, and my taste for it is quite limited. I watched this movie because of Claudia Black, period. The result was quite interesting, since I had to hold on to my fears, and just suffer through all the surprises. On the other hand, I quite enjoyed Vin Diesel's performance, which made me forget about all the horrors of the film. The way Riddick is portrayed, he actually carries the movie in an unusual way, you basically want to stick to him, Vin Diesel's Riddick is definitely the safest way to get out of this mess... Which usually is more random in horror movies, where either you don't know who is the bad guy, or you stick to the wrong guy who winds up killed and have to find a back-up safe guy. :)