You would never guess this is a sequel to the modestly
budgeted 2000 science-fiction fright-fest Pitch Black, starring Vin Diesel as an ex-con and
reluctant hero who can see in the dark. Chronicles bloats before your eyes – in terms of sets, special effects, narrative – as if it wanted to be another entry in the Star Wars series. What’s missing is the lean efficiency that gave Pitch Black its slight charm.