So we’re talking about our favorite, hottest movies. Um, I don’t watch that many movies, honestly. And the books I read…well, let’s just say that there are too many really hot ones for me to pick out a favorite…although if you twisted my arm, I could spout off a list of names.
However, I will talk about one movie that always leaves me breathless. It isn’t a romantic comedy. It isn’t even a drama. It’s a science-fiction thriller and every time I see it, I swoon.
Pitch Black came out over ten years ago. I’d seen Vin Diesel in Saving Private Ryan and Boiler Room, but his characters in those movies did nothing for me. No, it took him becoming a futuristic murdering criminal for me to fall head-over-sneakers in love. Why? Because he was so bad! And hot. And somewhat evil. And…okay, so he had a streak of good in him too. That’s what really appealed to me.
I liked the plot of the movie, the action, the darkness of it, but there was one scene that made me sit up and go “OMG, I love that man!”
The tension between Riddick and Carolyn sizzles, it fries your brain cells, yet they never kiss. They never do more than wrestle in the mud (and hello!! I wanted to be her in that moment). Yet, you can feel their attraction for each other even though you know nothing can come of it.
This isn’t a romance. There’s no happy ever after for them, which does kind of suck, but it’s one of the hottest movies I’ve ever seen. And no, it isn’t just because Vin Diesel is running around in a tank top looking like sin. I swear.