History YMMV / PitchBlack

15th Aug '15 6:29:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There is a much-debated alternative character interpretation of Riddick in the scene of [[spoiler:Carolyn Fry's death. The standard interpretation is that Fry went back to save Riddick, and then suddenly gets stabbed by one of the aliens, who then drags her off to her doom. The other interpretation is that it was in fact ''Riddick'' who stabbed her, sacrificing her to save himself. The alien then detected her wound (they go off on blood), and drags her off to her doom. Supporting this particular viewing is Riddick's look of sheer remorse on his face after Fry gets stabbed, the fact that he's a hardcore survivalist who's clearly in panic at the time, and Riddick moving his knife just towards the middle of Fry's back just before she gets impaled.]] WordOfGod is unhelpful on this. No comment is made in the DVDCommentary about it, and both the script by David Twohy and Jim & Ken Wheat and the novelization by Frank Lauria support both interpretations.
** Or a third one that tapdances between the two ideas - [[spoiler: that Riddick's blood was attracting the creature, and he intentionally moved so that Fry was the one that got grabbed by it - but it was likely an instinctual tactic, as he ''does'' suffer a minor HeroicBSOD immediately afterward]].
** Also, Riddick's comment at the end of the movie - "Tell them Riddick's dead. He died somewhere on that planet." This could be his way of saying he plans to start with a clean slate, or (as mentioned on the TearJerker page) that [[spoiler: the last of his humanity had gone bye-bye]].

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There is a much-debated alternative character interpretation of Riddick in the scene of [[spoiler:Carolyn Fry's death. death.]]
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The standard interpretation is that Fry [[spoiler:Fry went back to save Riddick, and then suddenly gets stabbed by one of the aliens, who then drags her off to her doom. doom.]]
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The other second interpretation is that it [[spoiler:it was in fact ''Riddick'' who stabbed her, sacrificing her to save himself. The alien then detected her wound (they go off on blood), and drags her off to her doom. Supporting What supports this particular viewing is Riddick's knife being in just the right place for such a move, the look of sheer remorse on his face after Fry gets stabbed, the fact that he's a it happens, and his hardcore survivalist who's clearly in panic at the time, and Riddick moving his knife just towards the middle of Fry's back just before she gets impaled.]] WordOfGod is unhelpful on this. No comment is made in the DVDCommentary about it, and both the script by David Twohy and Jim & Ken Wheat and the novelization by Frank Lauria support both interpretations.
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survival instincts.]]
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third one that tapdances between the two ideas - [[spoiler: that Riddick's blood was attracting the creature, and he intentionally moved so that Fry was the one that got grabbed by it - but it was likely an instinctual tactic, as he ''does'' suffer a minor HeroicBSOD immediately afterward]].
** Also, Riddick's comment at the end of the movie - "Tell them Riddick's dead. He died somewhere on that planet." This could be his way of saying he plans to start with a clean slate, or (as mentioned on the TearJerker page) that [[spoiler: the last of his humanity had gone bye-bye]].
1st Dec '13 12:42:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There is a much-debated alternative character interpretation of Riddick in the scene of [[spoiler:Carolyn Fry's death. The standard interpretation is that Fry went back to save Riddick, and then suddenly gets stabbed by one of the aliens, who then drags her off to her doom. The other interpretation is that it was in fact ''Riddick'' who stabbed her, sacrifing her to save himself. The alien then detected her wound (they go off on blood), and drags her off to her doom. Supporting this particular viewing is Riddick's look of sheer remorse on his face after Fry gets stabbed, the fact that he's a hardcore survivalist who's clearly in panic at the time, and Riddick moving his knife just towards the middle of Fry's back just before she gets impaled.]] WordOfGod is unhelpful on this. No comment is made in the DVDCommentary about it, and both the script by David Twohy and Jim & Ken Wheat and the novelization by Frank Lauria support both interpretations.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There is a much-debated alternative character interpretation of Riddick in the scene of [[spoiler:Carolyn Fry's death. The standard interpretation is that Fry went back to save Riddick, and then suddenly gets stabbed by one of the aliens, who then drags her off to her doom. The other interpretation is that it was in fact ''Riddick'' who stabbed her, sacrifing sacrificing her to save himself. The alien then detected her wound (they go off on blood), and drags her off to her doom. Supporting this particular viewing is Riddick's look of sheer remorse on his face after Fry gets stabbed, the fact that he's a hardcore survivalist who's clearly in panic at the time, and Riddick moving his knife just towards the middle of Fry's back just before she gets impaled.]] WordOfGod is unhelpful on this. No comment is made in the DVDCommentary about it, and both the script by David Twohy and Jim & Ken Wheat and the novelization by Frank Lauria support both interpretations.
4th Sep '13 5:48:02 AM ironballs16
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** Or a third one that tapdances between the two ideas - [[spoiler: that Riddick's blood was attracting the creature, and he intentionally moved so that Fry was the one that got grabbed by it - but it was likely an instinctual tactic, as he ''does'' suffer a minor HeroicBSOD immediately afterward]].
3rd Sep '13 8:01:02 PM ironballs16
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** Also, Riddick's comment at the end of the movie - "Tell them Riddick's dead. He died somewhere on that planet." This could be his way of saying he plans to start with a clean slate, or (as mentioned on the TearJerker page) that [[spoiler: the last of his humanity had gone bye-bye]].
17th Aug '13 5:59:26 PM HarleyQuinnhyenaholic
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* MoralEventHorizon: Johns has two in ''Pitch Black''. The first is when he steals the morphine from the crashed spaceship, so Fry's friend has to die in screaming agony. The second is when he suggests he and Riddick kill Jack and use her as bait for the creatures.
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* MoralEventHorizon: Johns has two available in ''Pitch Black''. Black'', although which one is the true event horizon is up for debate. The first is when he steals the morphine from the crashed spaceship, spaceship - he's a junkie - so Fry's friend has to die in screaming agony. The second is when he suggests he and Riddick kill Jack and use drag her as bait for behind to put the creatures.
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creatures off them - he offers to keep the others off Riddick's back in exchange.
2nd Aug '13 7:47:43 AM Dante668
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* TearJerker: Where to begin! Just about every characters death will elicit a few tears, [[JerkassVictim well all but one...]]
** The ship captain and [[spoiler: Carolyn Fry]] are two of the most heartwrenching deaths to watch.

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* TearJerker: Where to begin! Just about every characters death will elicit a few tears, [[JerkassVictim well all but one...]]
** The ship captain and [[spoiler: Carolyn Fry]] are two of the most heartwrenching deaths to watch.
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7th Jul '13 4:34:11 PM firejewel
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* TearJerker: Where to begin! Just about every characters death will elicit a few tear, [[JerkassVictim well all but one...]]

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* TearJerker: Where to begin! Just about every characters death will elicit a few tear, tears, [[JerkassVictim well all but one...]]
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** The ship captain and [[spoiler: Carolyn Fry]] are two of the most heartwrenching deaths to watch.
7th Jul '13 4:32:14 PM firejewel
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* TearJerker: Where to begin! Just about every characters death will elicit a few tear, [[JerkassVictim well all but one...]]
3rd Mar '13 12:55:06 PM Dante668
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* FridgeBrilliance: You would think the bit in Riddick's mouth is there to keep him from biting people. Take a moment and you'll realize it's so he won't talk to anyone because his mouth's just as dangerous as the rest of him. He's dangerously charming, and the children especially seem interested.
19th Feb '13 6:00:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There is a much-debated alternative character interpretation of Riddick in the scene of [[spoiler:Carolyn Fry's death. The standard interpretation is that Fry went back to save Riddick, and then suddenly gets stabbed by one of the aliens, who then drags her off to her doom. The other interpretation is that it was in fact ''Riddick'' who stabbed her, sacrifing her to save himself. The alien then detected her wound (they go off on blood), and drags her off to her doom. Supporting this particular viewing is Riddick's look of sheer remorse on his face after Fry gets stabbed, the fact that he's a hardcore survivalist who's in clear shock at the time, and Riddick moving his knife just towards the middle of Fry's back just before she gets impaled.]] WordOfGod is unhelpful on this. No comment is made in the DVDCommentary about it, and both the script by David Twohy and Jim & Ken Wheat and the novelization by Frank Lauria support both interpretations.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There is a much-debated alternative character interpretation of Riddick in the scene of [[spoiler:Carolyn Fry's death. The standard interpretation is that Fry went back to save Riddick, and then suddenly gets stabbed by one of the aliens, who then drags her off to her doom. The other interpretation is that it was in fact ''Riddick'' who stabbed her, sacrifing her to save himself. The alien then detected her wound (they go off on blood), and drags her off to her doom. Supporting this particular viewing is Riddick's look of sheer remorse on his face after Fry gets stabbed, the fact that he's a hardcore survivalist who's clearly in clear shock panic at the time, and Riddick moving his knife just towards the middle of Fry's back just before she gets impaled.]] WordOfGod is unhelpful on this. No comment is made in the DVDCommentary about it, and both the script by David Twohy and Jim & Ken Wheat and the novelization by Frank Lauria support both interpretations.
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