2010s, 3/4, Action, David Twohy, Fantasy, Review

Riddick

Without the kind of financial success expected from The Chronicles of Riddick, the Riddick franchise seemed dead. Through some negotiation and a cameo in the third Fast and Furious film, Vin Diesel acquired the rights to Riddick from Universal, and he and David Twohy scrounged up the money independently to finance this third entry in… Continue reading Riddick

2/4, 2000s, Action, David Twohy, Fantasy, Review

The Chronicles of Riddick

So, Pitch Black came and went in theaters to a very mild reaction, but it blew up on DVD enough so that Universal decided to get David Twohy over a hundred million dollars to make a follow up to his $23 million budgeted thriller. Faced with the kind of money that went to making an… Continue reading The Chronicles of Riddick

2/4, 2000s, Action, David Twohy, Horror, Review, Science Fiction

Pitch Black

I've never quite understood this movie's appeal. It's fine as a little sci-fi thriller. It works on a purely technical level narratively, but it's not the most engaging thing in the world. It's not terribly scary, or emotional, or thought provoking. It's okay but over stylized and unfocused. In the future, a commercial interstellar ship… Continue reading Pitch Black