The special-effects range from great to decent, the acting is inconsistent, and the story could have used more fleshing-out, but there’s a certain amount of uniqueness to the world of “Pitch Black” that makes most issues easy to overlook. Vin Diesel’s perfect performance as the titular Riddick is also a plus.
Fun, funny and decidedly carefree, Joss Whedon delivers a space-opera absolutely drenched in personality. The great acting and superb direction help to bring the rich world of short-lived television series to life on the big screen.
Pandorum” is a slow, boring and derivative slog that borrows heavily from countless films while adding nothing new of its own to the genre of sci-fi horror. It is a shame really, considering the solid acting, good sets, and excellent make-up.