History Film / PitchBlack

19th Aug '16 6:16:28 PM Sharlee
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* ContrivedCoincidence: As mentioned in the ConvenientlyClosePlanet entry, the ship happens to crash land on an inhabitable (sort of) planet, 22 months out from port, on the one day every 23 years that it has a solar eclipse, which allows thousands of carnivorous, dark-loving creatures to come to the surface and terrorize the crew.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: As mentioned in the ConvenientlyClosePlanet entry, the ship happens to crash land on an inhabitable (sort of) planet, planet 22 months out from port, within walking distance of a defunct mining outpost. And does so on the one day out of every 23 years that it has a solar eclipse, which allows thousands of carnivorous, dark-loving creatures to come to the surface and terrorize the crew.
28th Feb '16 6:44:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* StaringDownCthulhu: Played with. Riddick realizes that the flying alien creatures have a "blind spot" right in the center of their echolocation-based vision. When he's confronted with one of them, he gets right up in its face so it can't see him. It does work, but then falls apart when a second one suddenly shows up.
24th Jan '16 2:21:25 PM RayAP9
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* DeadpanSnarker: Riddick, with a dark sense of humor to go with it:
-->'''Paris:''' [[VerbalBusinessCard Paris P. Olgilvie. Antiquities dealer, entrepreneur]].\\
'''Riddick:''' Richard B. Riddick. Escaped convict. Murderer.\\\
'''Johns:''' Battlefield doctors decide who lives and dies. It's called "triage."\\
'''Riddick:''' Kept calling it "murder" when I did it.
20th Dec '15 7:11:49 PM Boggs
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** The fact the Riddick is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' this despite his otherwise ItsAllAboutMe attitude is one of the primary things that makes the audience root for him.

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** The fact the that Riddick is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' this despite his otherwise ItsAllAboutMe attitude is one of the primary things that makes the audience root for [[VillainProtagonist him.]]
20th Dec '15 7:11:05 PM Boggs
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** The fact the Riddick is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' this is one of the primary things that makes the audience root for him.

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** The fact the Riddick is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' this despite his otherwise ItsAllAboutMe attitude is one of the primary things that makes the audience root for him.
20th Dec '15 7:09:40 PM Boggs
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** The fact the Riddick is ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' this is one of the primary things that makes the audience root for him.
19th Dec '15 8:09:21 PM Boggs
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--> '''Riddick:''' "Would you die for them?"
--> '''Carolyn:''' "I would try for them."
--> '''Riddick:''' "You didn't answer me."
--> '''Carolyn:''' "Yes I would, Riddick. I would. I would die for them."
--> '''Riddick:''' "... ''how interesting.''"

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--> [[spoiler: '''Riddick:''' "Would you die for them?"
them?"]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Carolyn:''' "I would try for them."
"]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Riddick:''' "You didn't answer me."
"]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Carolyn:''' "Yes I would, Riddick. I would. I would die for them."
"]]
--> [[spoiler: '''Riddick:''' "... ''how interesting.''"''"]]
19th Dec '15 8:08:09 PM Boggs
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--> '''Riddick:''' "... how interesting."

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--> '''Riddick:''' "... how ''how interesting."''"
19th Dec '15 8:06:47 PM Boggs
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Riddick, while initially coming off as a morally ambiguous and even somewhat likable character, (almost to the point his past a mass murderer comes across as something of an InformedAttribute) shows what kind of a person he really is by the end when he rather apathetically decides to abandon the others entirely for his own benefit. When Carolyn confronts him, he seems to enjoy (correctly) pointing out to her that she herself is really no better than he is, as she like him was entirely willing to sacrifice the rest of the passengers to save herself at the beginning of the story, and he almost seems to see her as a kindred spirit of sorts. [[SadisticChoice He even offers to take her with him, saving her own life at the expense of the others]], and tries to goad her into stooping to his level. [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame She chooses to have none of it]] and rejects that she is anything like Riddick by refusing to leave Jack and Imam behind. Riddick chooses to help her, intrigued by her decision.]]

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Riddick, while initially coming off as a morally ambiguous and even somewhat likable character, (almost to the point his past a mass murderer comes across as something of an InformedAttribute) shows what kind of a person he really is by the end when he rather apathetically decides to abandon the others entirely for his own benefit. When Carolyn confronts him, he seems to enjoy (correctly) pointing out to her that she herself is really no better than he is, as she like him was entirely willing to sacrifice the rest of the passengers to save herself at the beginning of the story, and he almost seems to see her as a kindred spirit of sorts. [[SadisticChoice He even offers to take her with him, thereby knowingly saving her own life at the expense of the others]], and tries to goad her into stooping to his level. [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame She chooses to have none of it]] and [[ShutUpHannibal rejects that she is anything like Riddick Riddick]] by [[{{Redemption}} refusing to leave Jack and Imam behind.behind]]. Riddick chooses to help her, intrigued by her decision.]]
19th Dec '15 8:05:05 PM Boggs
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Riddick, while initially coming off as a morally ambiguous and even somewhat likable character, (almost to the point his past a mass murderer comes across as something of an InformedAttribute) shows what kind of a person he really is by the end when he rather apathetically decides to abandon the others entirely for his own benefit. When Carolyn confronts him, he seems to enjoy (correctly) pointing out to her that she herself is really no better than he is, as she like him was entirely willing to sacrifice the rest of the passengers to save herself at the beginning of the story, and he almost seems to see her as a kindred spirit. [[SadisticChoice He even offers to take her with him, saving own her life at the expense of the others]], and tries to goad her into stooping to his level. [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame She chooses to have none of it]] and rejects that she is anything like Riddick by refusing to leave Jack and Imam behind. Riddick chooses to help her, intrigued by her decision.]]

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler: Riddick, while initially coming off as a morally ambiguous and even somewhat likable character, (almost to the point his past a mass murderer comes across as something of an InformedAttribute) shows what kind of a person he really is by the end when he rather apathetically decides to abandon the others entirely for his own benefit. When Carolyn confronts him, he seems to enjoy (correctly) pointing out to her that she herself is really no better than he is, as she like him was entirely willing to sacrifice the rest of the passengers to save herself at the beginning of the story, and he almost seems to see her as a kindred spirit. spirit of sorts. [[SadisticChoice He even offers to take her with him, saving her own her life at the expense of the others]], and tries to goad her into stooping to his level. [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame She chooses to have none of it]] and rejects that she is anything like Riddick by refusing to leave Jack and Imam behind. Riddick chooses to help her, intrigued by her decision.]]
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