Fight Evil With Evil
SCORE: 7 Beers
Now I could say where the filming of this movie could be considered cultish or some such, or that the story was fairly decent. But I would be lying. Hammerhead space monkeys that have not only thrived but I can only suspect that there are millions of these SM's flying around that have nothing to eat on this desert like moon/planet thing but each other. Very view movies do I just outright vote for the villain, however in this one, what else is there to vie for. SPACE MECCANS? What the fuck is this shit. They bow in a certain direction cause this is the direction of the holy city or some such. When you're a space meccan, do you bow towards the brightest star or whatever. Ok, this movie did have one thing going for it, K I L L the young, cause they generally can't act. However they left the most non-acting one of them live, who by more means is also a mystery meat factor. (WHAT IS A MYSTERY MEAT: A Neither MALE or FEMALE designated role that says one way or the other which sex they are. Thus the mystery). I ramble in this review, but rambling is good. It lets me know when it's time for bed.
This isn't going to win any awards for acting or script
writing but the film does have some things going for it. One of the things
that I liked about Pitch Black was some of the cinematography. There are
cool alien landscapes with weird trees and an animal graveyard that is
cool looking too. The alien creatures themselves are rather cool also. The
FX while not over the top are pretty good and the sets for the insides of
the ships are nice and dark and give a good atmosphere. The collection of
characters in Pitch Black is fairly odd with a prisoner, a drug addicted
bounty hunter, a pilot, a Muslim with his children, and a stereotypical
money grubber a.k.a. corporate daddy (observe DM, the corporate daddy
didn't make it too long in a survival of the fittest scenario, he was too
busy trying to grub money instead of survive).