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Pitch Black - 5Star

Vin Diesel's at home in the pitch black

A striking sci-fi with Vin Diesel as a tough guy to savour. 4/5 stars

Diesel, in one of his key breakthrough roles to stardom, sparks up director David Twohy’s great-looking sci-fi chiller.

He’s a convict who proves a force to reckon with after the spaceship he's travelling in crash-lands on a hostile planet where nasty flesh-eating beasties come out at night - and, as luck would have it, there's a solar eclipse on the way…

Diesel, Radha Mitchell and a handful of other bickering, disposable survivors fight for their lives while the film delivers eye-catching special effects and gory shocks aplenty.

Diesel reprised his role in 2004’s The Chronicles of Riddick and 2013’s Riddick.