a captivating film
This is an often under-appreciated film. True, it's a sci-fi/horror
film, generally not a genre which churns out many great movies. Also
true, the sequels - Dark Fury and Chronicles of Riddick - aren't killer
films. The concept, as far as science fiction goes, isn't that original
either. The core of main characters and atmosphere of the film however,
are why I rate it 10/10. Radha Mitchell plays the convincing
protagonist "Fry" with great emotional involvement, drawing in viewers'
sympathies along with their respect. Vin Diesel seems so natural as the
cold and cynical prisoner Riddick it's almost frightening - Diesel was
born for this role. Cole Hauser completes the trio of characters with
an exceptional job as Riddick's captor Johns, a truly multi-dimensional
and conflicted character whose interaction with Riddick makes for the
most intriguing aspect of the movie. The atmosphere of this film is
likewise exceptional, especially with regard to the contrasts presented
between light and dark, and between the openness of the desert and the
claustrophobia conjured up by the canyon. What a movie..
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All Time Favourite Movie !.
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Great Movie One of Diesels best films hands down.
PITCH BLACK IS A GOOD MOVIE I LOVED IT I GIVE IT A 9!!!!!!!!!.
hummmmma i like it , nice movis i like VIN DIESEL.
other planets from their own, hits a meteor shower and crash lands on a distant planet killing all but ten of them. The survivors, led by the second-in-command Carolyn Fry ('Rahda Mitchell' ), find themselves on a hot and arid landscape with constant sunlight from three orbiting suns. Fry not only must help the survivors find food and water, but contend with a deadly criminal, named Riddick (.
start of the cronicales--good syfy stuff.
Jaws The Revenge Hmmm Not To Crazy About The Movie Kind Of Drags A Little..
"We Don't Need Another Hero?" - Don't Worry...He's Not One...
People who thought that THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK sucked harder than
the black hole that swallowed up EVENT HORIZON, probably didn't see the
movie that spawned Vin Diesel's skin-headed killer to begin with, and
probably have no intention of doing so. Too bad, because PITCH BLACK
actually does kick major ass.
Directed by genre vet David Twohy, (WARLOCK and the excellent but
underrated BELOW) and written by siblings Jim and Ken Wheat (LIES,
SILENT SCREAM), PITCH BLACK begins with an 'ALIEN'-esque prologue. When
a combination cargo freighter/passenger ship is badly damaged by a
freak meteor shower (in which the captain is also killed), the
co-pilot, Carolyn Fry (SILENT HILL'S Radha Mitchell) has an important
decision to make: ditch the cargo or the passengers? Close to picking
ore over occupants, the crash landing derails her ultimate course of
No matter, because the catastrophic landing has been made on a
foreboding rock that once held a mining colony. Amongst the survivors
are a couple of settlers, Shazza (FARSCAPE's Claudia Black) and Zeke
(John Moore); an Imam (Keith David) and his young followers (can you
say "red shirts" boys and girls?); an antiques dealer named Paris
Ogilvie (Lewis Fitz-Gerald); a 'young boy' named Jack (Rhianna
Griffith), and the most controversial members of the group: a Marshall
named Johns (the excellently slimy Cole Hauser) and his prisoner...a
dangerous murderer named Riddick (Diesel).
How the group dynamics shake out make for a lot of the dramatic
tension, especially with concerns about Riddick and how many people he
might slice and dice if he ever gets away. But no one here gets out
alive, as the saying goes, and the biggest twists have less to do with
how they get along, than how they'll survive when they discover the
unthinkable. They are not alone on the planetoid. Things that are
hungry, taloned and quick are slithering around just where they can't
be seen, living in the darkness where they can survive and thrive. They
want the flesh of the new arrivals to sate their appetites, but they
can't come out into the searing daylight to forage for food.
Does the phrase "total eclipse" make things a little more interesting?
You betcha. Hence the more-than-fitting title.
Vin, more monosyllabic than Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry on his
grumpiest day, dripping more testosterone than sweat, has a field day
here with a character that really does seem worth a sequel or two, and
Hauser, oozing menace and bile is every bit as good as his dad Wings
was at on-screen villainy. Surprisingly, though, Mitchell holds her own
and manages to be strong and sympathetic as Fry. You would expect no
less than a strong showing from Black, She Who Once Was 'Aeryn Sun',
and she doesn't disappoint. (Too bad her role wasn't bigger, but that's
all I'll say about it.) And David makes his usual indelible impression
as the holy man whose faith will truly be tested in the very pit of
The pace moves faster than Riddick slipping up behind his prey with a
shank in his teeth, and once the darkness descends, the terror and
tension never let up, pretty much as in other classic sci-fi/horror
flicks which this imitates. But if imitation truly is the sincerest
form of flattery, Dave Twohy and the Wheats deserve major backslaps for
getting this one right with a vengeance, and for giving us an ending
that is anti-Hollywood to the max.
I don't want to spoil the surprises, so I won't say much more, except
that if you saw CHRONICLES first and weren't too happy, give PITCH
BLACK a chance anyway. And if you've seen neither, definitely start
with this one.
I don't know what Vin is up to now, but he could certainly do worse
than to give these guys a call again. I'd love to see what they would
dream up next....