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Review: Vin Diesel and 'Riddick' are killer sci-fi fun

Review: Vin Diesel and 'Riddick' are killer sci-fi fun

From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age — that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video-game variations — comes a modestly scaled summer picture continuing a legend that time and many moviegoers forgot. And it's fun!

"Riddick" is extremely violent, cleverly managed fun — full of eviscerating aliens, Vin Diesel making those little swimmie-goggles look sharp and Katee Sackhoff of "Battlestar Galactica" swaggering around as a sexually ambiguous bounty hunter stuck with a bunch of guys on a crummy planet. That planet is ruled (more or less) by the escaped prisoner...