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09.06.2013 | | Posted at 10:23 AM

Vin Diesel doesn’t recapture the magic

By David Luhrssen
  Relying on the power of dark shadows and darker suggestions, the 2000 film Pitch Black was one of the scariest science fictions in memory. It also introduced our planet to Vin Diesel, who emanated palpable menace as the brooding, shaven-headed criminal called Riddick. It was the best role he would ever play. Diesel and director David Twohy returned to the story in 2004 with T...
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
 Vin Diesel believed in this threequel when major studios did not, prompting the star to mortgage his home for movie-making funds. He returns to the Pitch Black role that propelled him to fame—a shiny-eyeballed character able to see in the dark. Riddick, left for dead on a scorched planet with only

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