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Pitch Black back to product details

Not awful, but not good
written by emdoub December 4, 2012 - 5:18 PM PST
As a 'park your brain and just watch the action' movie, it's doable. The cinematography uses the 'lots of brief flash cuts' style, to excite your lizard brain, rather than try to show what actually happened, but you should be used to that in action flicks.

But you really need to park your brain elsewhere while watching this. You have a planet in a trinary star system, so it's always daylight, except for a planet-wide total eclipse every 22 years; a predatory species that cannot abide light, but comes out in huge numbers to feed every 22 years on convenient human victims; a convict who spurned the prison tattoo for an eye enhancement that makes him hyper-sensitive to light (for which he paid 5 cigarettes - the price on cigs has really gone up); and a cast of characters who make every cliched mistake you'll be able to think of.

The acting is good enough, but the script they had to work with had me throwing popcorn at the screen - along with the salt shaker, my drink, a couch cushion, and a very surprised cat.

You've been warned.


(Average 6.64)
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