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Posted by Livebytheboard (Member # 2956) on September 16, 2004, 07:26:
 
First of all let me say that i am a sucker for anything sci-fi. This movie was no exception. I thought that the story was quite badass. The plot was alright. If you liked this movie, than i recommend watching the animated short "Dark Fury", which takes place directly after Pitch Black.
 
Posted by SpikeSpiegel (Member # 1452) on September 16, 2004, 08:20:
 
how can the story be bad ass yet the plot be alright [Wink] . i heard this movie sucked big time. but that its crappy tie in video game actually turned out to be very good.
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on September 16, 2004, 09:35:
 
Yeah, I saw this movie. For music and special effects I give it four stars. For acting and writing I give it two stars. For direction I give it three stars. Overall it's not a piece of cinema I'd see again.
 
Posted by Livebytheboard (Member # 2956) on September 16, 2004, 13:45:
 
Let me clarify. Riddicks history is very badass. Yet the movie plot was subpar. It definatly could have been better.
 
Posted by Bibo (Member # 1959) on September 16, 2004, 13:56:
 
The preview looked interesting, then Vin Diesel appeared on the screen and ruined all hope of it being a movie I'd watch.
 
Posted by Tom- geeking around (Member # 2876) on September 18, 2004, 08:23:
 
Yeah- you said it, Vin Diesel ruined everything. Vin somewhat always acts the same- that cool special agent brute.
How bad that Judi Dench is acting in it too, becacuse I really respect her work and she is a great actress... But she in that movie is a combo that makes me cry...
 
Posted by Geordie (Member # 996) on September 19, 2004, 10:42:
 
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Originally posted by Tom- geeking around:
Yeah- you said it, Vin Diesel ruined everything. Vin somewhat always acts the same- that cool special agent brute.

Actually if you look at Vin's pre-2000 work he showed some talent. His short film Multi Facial about the issues of being typecast into various ethnic roles was quite good.
 
Posted by Aves Corax (Member # 2533) on September 19, 2004, 13:08:
 
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Originally posted by Geordie:


Actually if you look at Vin's pre-2000 work he showed some talent. His short film Multi Facial about the issues of being typecast into various ethnic roles was quite good. [/QB][/QUOTE]

And now he's getting typecast into killer brute roles.
 
Posted by CommanderShroom (Member # 2097) on September 19, 2004, 15:28:
 
You guys wait and see. Vin Diesel will be worshipped in 30 years as a 21st century Bogart. I know things, man! </sarcasm>
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on September 19, 2004, 16:21:
 
I thought Boiler Room was pretty good. It wasn't an action movie even. I think that he's taken the wrong advice and made some bad choices of roles.
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on September 19, 2004, 16:50:
 
I think he's a quite good actor personally -- even in XxX and Fast and the Furious.

*shrugs*
 
Posted by SpikeSpiegel (Member # 1452) on September 19, 2004, 17:12:
 
i thought he was brilliant in Saving Private Ryan, and Fast Furious was ok. only stuff ive seen with him other than XXX which was a lame attempt to combine spy movie with "extreme" sports.
 
Posted by Spiderman (Member # 1609) on September 19, 2004, 18:29:
 
I have to honestly say that I enjoyed Pitch Black. And I'll agree with DNM here, I'm of the opinion that he's a pretty decent actor overall.

Though I didn't care for xXx, my brother who is in the military and is known for his love of extreme snowboarding, skydiving, etc thought it was great. All a matter of personal preference. Oh yeah, and evidently enough people liked it since they're doing a xXx 2
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on September 20, 2004, 04:16:
 
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Originally posted by Spiderman:
I have to honestly say that I enjoyed Pitch Black. And I'll agree with DNM here, I'm of the opinion that he's a pretty decent actor overall.

Though I didn't care for xXx, my brother who is in the military and is known for his love of extreme snowboarding, skydiving, etc thought it was great. All a matter of personal preference. Oh yeah, and evidently enough people liked it since they're doing a xXx 2

XxX was intended to be "the next James Bond" series of movies from before the original came out, so part 2 probably isn't going to be the last as long as the ones coming out don't bomb horribly.

It's also nice to see Vin Diesel has a half-decent amount of integrity. He turned down the most money in Hollywood when he was offered to be in Fast and the Furious 2, but said, "no way. it's a cash grab because the first one did well and I'm not interested in messing up a perfectly good movie."

Needless to say, they made it anyway without him.
 


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