(spoiler-free movie review)
Richard B. Riddick is my favorite Vin Diesel character. He portrays the lone-wolf quintessential anti-hero perfectly. Pitch Black released to theaters in 2000 and was directed by David Twohy(The Arrival). The movie has spawned a series of sequels and video games(Escape from Butcher Bay, on the original Xbox, is excellent) and has garnered a cult following.
The movie is far from perfect and often veers into b-movie territory but where it excels is the cinematography. The alien landscapes are beautiful and the transition from the bright over-exposed daylight to the darkest scenes, towards the second half of the film, is effective.
The movie was shot on-location in the Australian outback and only had a sixty day shooting schedule. The resulting film is visually interesting and features some stand-out action sequences, including an excellent crash scene.
Pitch Black is an enjoyable science fiction/action movie that warrants a watch for fans of the genre.
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
- Media Format: Arrow 4K Blu-ray Special Edition (Dolby Vision, DTS-HD MA)
- Setup: Vizio 70″ 4K V-Series(V705-H) Television, JBL 9.1 Dolby Atmos Soundbar with Subwoofer, Sony UPB-X700 UHD Blu-ray Player
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