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  • May 15, 2005
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I'm a girl but I'm still a huge fan of action, fantasy, martial arts and even war movies, but this one almost put me to sleep.

I have seen Pitch Black, even though this is a sequel, the story is so intertwined and a bit boring that I didn't care how it ended. I did not feel any real interest in it, no connection!
I felt like my eyes were gliding over pictures on the screen, and not much was absorbed, my eyes weren't hungry for this movie at all.

The main character is a cool guy, and he kicks ass nicely, but other than that, I felt like I lost over 2 hours of my life on this CG movie.

Most of the background was done on the computer, and it had a cheap feeling/look to it.
One thing I liked was the costumes, the Necromongers had this great medieval/meets new age warrior stuff on, and it certainly saved this from being a totally horrible experience.

Really, the simple fact of writing a review of this is putting me to sleep. It's a bit of a dozer.....

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Starring Vin Diesel, Thandie Newton, Kieth David, Colm Feore
Directed By David Twohy
Writer:  Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
2004

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An escaped convict with the ability to see in the dark finds himself in the middle of a conflict between two galactic powers.
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