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Pitch Black (Director's Cut) back to product details

What a view
written by thingstodo February 13, 2006 - 11:25 PM PST
2 out of 2 members found this review helpful
There's one scene in the movie that propelled the whole film higher than what I would've given it: it's when the characters see a huge planet (with rings) rise up on the otherwise flat horizon and eclipsing the sun. That one moment was--pardon the often overused word--awesome. It reminds me of those old science fiction posters of surreal sceneries. I wish I could've seen it in a theater. That would've been a great sight.

OK. Back to the movie. Vin Diesel is pretty much the star of the movie, playing the good-but-bad and tough guy that so many have played before. He wears a cool pair of googles and at times take them off to show off his cool contact lens. He swears a lot and seems to be able to do wonders with a small knife.

So once you've accepted the type of movie you're watching and adjust your expectations, this film is actually pretty good.

Radha Mitchell's captain is smart, sexy, and courageous. Let's see you crawl into a small dark hole covered with blood after someone disappeared into it. I wasn't expecting it, but several scenes showed off her form pretty nicely.

Good special effects (especially the scene I mentioned earlier) and the charismatic main characters keep the movie afloat an otherwise mediocre story.

Don't analyze too much. Just remember to let go and enjoy the ride.


(Average 6.75)
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