May 28, 2001

Another Alien remake.

Not that it’s such a bad thing. It’s pretty hard to avoid Alien comparisons, no matter what the Aliens look like, what the situation is, who the cast is. Pitch Black is one of the few films that I have seen lately that holds up to the Alien comparisons, even beyond them.

The ‘science’ behind the planet’s descent into darkness is not at all possible – suns do not revolve around planets – ever. I was able to ignore that and accept that simply an eclipse is going to occur, end of story. That this film was able to suspend my disbelief – that is an accomplishment!

Mmmmm…Vin Diesel, maybe I will go see The Fast and the Furious. His character, Riddick, was very enigmatic. We all love to see bad guys turn into good guys and vice versa, but it’s even better when you don’t expect it. I wasn’t prepared at all for many of the twists and turns in the plot – that’s amazing since I can usually predict sci-fi films blindfolded. And the end impressed me. Any film that has the balls to kill off a main character (don’t worry, I won’t spoil it for you), is good in my book. If only it had been that way in Runaway Bride….

So, in the words of Revscat, “…if you’re not expecting anything but a B-grade science fiction movie, you’ll like it.”

Year – 2000
Rating – R
Runtime – 110 minutes
Genre – Sci Fi
Director(s) – David Twohy
Writer(s) – Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy
Actor(s) – Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, Claudia Black
BOB Rating – Three BOBs
Favorite Quote – "I absolutely believe in God... and I absolutely hate the fucker." - Riddick (Vin Diesel)