Scifi thriller that works on all levels. Dark planet, nocturnal aliens, survival, & hero.
over 2 years
Not only a good action movie, but a good sci-fi movie, and generally a good movie!
almost 4 years
Tense thriller that introduces Vin Diesel's Riddick. Chillingly effective.
almost 6 years
Cult classic. Made for mr muscles VD.
almost 6 years
Gripping, survival SF. Owes a lot to Aliens but makes up for it with interesting character
over 6 years
I love this movie beyond reason.
almost 7 years
Personal favorite, Riddick is the bad guy you just want to be. A hero/villain.
Pitch Black (also known as The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black) is a 2000 science fiction thriller film directed by David Twohy and starring Vin Diesel. The film costars Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser and Keith David.
In the film, dangerous criminal Richard B. Riddick (Diesel) is being transported to prison in a cargo spacecraft. When the spaceship is damaged by comet debris and makes an emergency crash landing on an empty desert planet, Riddick escapes. However, when predatory flying alien creatures begin attacking the survivors, Riddick joins forces with the crew to develop a plan to escape the planet.
The film's total budget was estimated to be US$23 million. Despite mixed reviews from critics, it was a sleeper hit, grossing over US$53 million worldwide. It has since developed its own cult following, particularly around the antihero Riddick. A sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick, was released in 2004.
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