Pitch Black

Pitch Black (2000)

23 corrected entries

Corrected entry: After Riddick has shaved his head, it is baby smooth, no stubble to be seen, but approximately 30 minutes later, he has stubble on his head and face, and as the film progresses (over a timespan of just a few hours), there's lots more stubble, lots more.

kh1616

Correction: It's called a five o'clock shadow for a reason. The stubble comes in fairly quickly. Not to mention the fact that Riddick is a Furyan, not an Earthling, and therefore his rate of hair growth is completely unknown.

Phixius

Corrected entry: As cool as it looks, it is impossible for a planet to have two sets of parallel rings, because rings only circle a planet's equator.

Phoenix

Correction: It's a sci-fi film. Anything is possible with sci-fi. I suppose getting an eyeshine and deadly creatures using sound to hunt their prey at night are impossible too? It's not supposed to be realistic.

THGhost

Corrected entry: While exploring the abandoned settlement, Fry goes inside one of the buildings and finds the room with the planet system model. It then cuts back to Imam and Johns walking up to the machine that draws water and you can see that Fry is with them. But then it cuts back to her looking at the models of the planets to show that she was in there the whole time.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: We never actually see Fry's face, so she isn't necessarily there with them.

THGhost

Corrected entry: After Riddick stabs and guts the raptor, his blade is shining clean, not covered in the blue blood of the aliens.

Phoenix

Correction: We don't get a good look at Riddick's blade head on. Only at a side angle. It's perfectly possible that there is blood on it but we simply cannot see it due to the angle.

THGhost

Corrected entry: When Riddick is talking Fry into leaving with him, Fry drops to her knees and Riddick helps her up. In the wide angle shot of Fry crawling up to the ship, you can see her left shoe fall off, but in the next few shots, her shoe is back on again.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: Her shoe never falls off. This entry is invalid.

THGhost

Corrected entry: In the scene where only the old man and the "girl" are left in the cave you see that there are only enough "light worms" to fill half of the second bottle, yet in the rest of the movie you can see that both bottles are full of "light worms."

Correction: There is more to the cave than what we are shown. The girl returns from around a corner and tells Imam that "those were all I could find", so obviously there was some other part of the cave to be searched.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, Riddick is in the ship, plugging in the power cells. Fluorescent lights flicker on and he doesn't react to it, even though he's not wearing his goggles that protect his light sensitive eyes.

Correction: The lights that come on aren't very powerful, and we've seen that Riddick can withstand some light when he's prepared for it.

Corrected entry: Fry is not holding a glow slug bottle when she is waiting for Riddick at the spaceship (no light visible on her arms and body). After she hears him scream, she dashes off and suddenly acquires one.

Phoenix

Correction: When Fry is getting Jack and Imam on the plane after rescuing them, she has a the "glow worm" bottle in her right hand. She hears Riddick yell and runs towards the camera so there is just a shot of her from her shoulders up. The bottle is down at her hips. It is possible with the lights from the plane that you just don't see the light from the bottle.

Corrected entry: When they are determining what they need to get the ship at the settlement working, they say they need five power cells to get it running. However they only bring four back with them.

SAZOO1975

Correction: She says they "need five. Five total". They brought one with them from the crashed ship on the first trip back after discovering the settlement. They then went back to get four more, which is when we see them returning with the four power cells. She had them bring the one to test if the power cells would be interchangeable with the ones on the settlement ship. When they found they worked, they brought back the others.

Corrected entry: As three survivors run for the spaceship, Riddick stops to hold off the raptors. In one shot, he is lit with a yellow light; the only light available is the rapidly disappearing blue-white light from the glow slug bottles.

Phoenix

Correction: There is a faint yellow light on the horizon, apparently a reflection from one of the suns off of the planet eclipsing them. This is noticeable from the scene near the canyon on. Especially noticeable after the fight with Riddick and Johns.

Corrected entry: As the group leaves for the settlement armed with the glow tubes, they are surrounded by a solid ring of raptors, at least 20. Just before Paris dies, his fire breath reveals 8-10 raptors around him alone. But when Riddick's night vision shows 4-5 raptors eating Paris, 2 more tussling away from the others, and a few flying around. What happened to the mass of raptors? Aren't they still attracted to the bleeding child?

Phoenix

Correction: As seen when Shazza was killed, once they got a piece of a person, they'd fly off to eat what they managed to get, away from the other raptors, so they wouldn't have to fight over every morsel. A lot of wild animals on Earth do the same thing if they hunt/travel in packs.

Corrected entry: When Ali is discovered in the coring room, as soon as the imam opens the door, all the raptors fly out into the light, then down the shaft. The room they came from was dark and deep (therefore the opened door doesn't shed much light into it), and (as the rest of the movie shows) the raptors react to light and blood, not motion. They had no reason to fly from the safety of the dark room into the dangerous light.

Phoenix

Correction: They were in that room because they followed Ali into that room when he was trying to escape them. They came out as soon as Iman reopens the door.

SAZOO1975

Corrected entry: As Riddick is taking advantage of the raptor's blind spot, he is audibly stepping back and forth in a puddle. Even if the alien's sonar couldn't detect him, it would still be able to hear his footsteps. There's no possibility that it simply doesn't hear that noise, because the sound is similar in pitch to the aliens' sonar ping. With a sound like that the alien would be able to position him fairly accurately.

Phoenix

Correction: Considering that it is raining during this scene it is logical to assume that the raptor associates the splashing noises Riddick makes (which are pretty faint) to the rain. Since it is hearing a splashing noise and can't see anything in front of it the creature's assumption would likely be simple raindrops.

Corrected entry: When the group is trying to get to the ship, it begins to rain. Where did the water come from? They are on a desert planet with little or no above ground water. Also, the planet's thin atmosphere would likely prevent such a downpour as it cannot hold enough water.

Correction: There is SOME water on the planet, obviously. There must have been faint clouds, or invisible water vapor (only liquid and solid H2O is visible; clouds are made of suspended droplets or ice crystals), and when the eclipse came, it wasn't real long before the decreased temperature resulted in that rain, by the phenomenon of condensation. It probably only rained during the eclipses, and I bet that if it only rained every 22 years, it would really go.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Paris is blaming Jack for some noises in the ship, they see the silhouette of someone they think is Riddick. Zeke shoots him from behind and blood spurts all over Shazza in front of the man, but when he falls there's no blood or holes in his chest.

Correction: Because he was shot in the head and neck. One abbrasion on the forehead, the other on the left neck.

Nikki

Corrected entry: When running from the canyon and in the rain, all of a sudden they are running and there is no rain and they are kicking up dust.

Correction: It is possible to out-run the edge of a storm, I've done it enough times. It all depends on wind direction, and there was no visible wind direction at all in that scene.

Corrected entry: The planet that eclipses the sun comes into position very fast. If the eclipse comes on fast, it would also go away equally as fast. Even with the width of the planet taken into account, it would be over in a matter of minutes or hours. Yet Fry explains that the planetary model they found shows how the darkness would last for a long time. Scientifically, this is not so. Also, the other sun is still out there. For a lasting darkness, both suns would have to be eclipsed.

Correction: Both suns are eclipsed, which is why it's dark. The two planets are orbiting in the same direction, so it will take some considerable time to 'overtake' to a point where the sun becomes visible again. While the eclipse does begin quite quickly, the ringed planet is both very large and close, maximising the eclipse shadow, which would lead to an eclipse of considerable length - certainly not minutes or hours.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: When Riddick and Fry go back for the two survivors, they forget to bring the lights that Riddick offered Fry at the spaceship and instead return with only the first bottle of glow slugs.

Phoenix

Correction: Thie lights Riddick offered are broken. You see him smash them, after he shuts the door of the ship. When he offered them to Fry, he was mocking her.

Corrected entry: How can Riddick possibly examine a skeleton and determine how the sensory system of a completely alien lifeform works enough to discover a binocular blind spot in a predator's vision? Bad enough that a predator wouldn't be able to see something directly in front of it (a massive hole in its hunting ability), but anyone not a trained biologist shouldn't be able to diagnose this from a few minutes with a skeleton.

Phoenix

Correction: He's playing a hunch, nothing more, nothing less. It's not unreasonable to assume that he could make a guess of this nature - given the protrusions on the side of the head, it's a reasonable guess that they might contain sensory organs. And, with regards to their blind spot, you're a predator, too, and you can't see the small area directly in front of your mouth either.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: In the first half of the film a man look down a hole and shines a torch in it. A monster comes up and kills him but later on in the film the human flashlights can kill the aliens.

Correction: Light only kills them with prolonged exposure all over, so the light from the flashlight would only hurt the monster, not make it incapable of attacking.

Corrected entry: There is a scene right before the suns go down where the English businessman states that "anything (referring to his liquor supply) over 45 proof burns quite nicely." This is not true. Nothing under at least 90 proof will flame up like it does in the movie. And even then, only clear liquor will flame at all.

Correction: I should have realised this, what with being English an' all: In England spirits are sold marked in percentage proof, not degrees proof, for example brandy burns reasonably well at 40% proof.

Corrected entry: If the eclipse only comes every 22 years then what do either sorts of monsters eat in-between-times?

Correction: Ignoring the biology of it, in the movie the monsters/aliens attack and eat each other so that's probably what they eat in between eclipses.

Corrected entry: When it begins to rain, Riddick orders Fry, the kid, and a man into a cave. He shuts them in with a boulder. Then, Riddick gets the cells to the ship and, when he starts the ship up, Fry appears in front of him. How did Fry get out of the cave?

Correction: Fry doesn't appear in front of the ship out of nowhere. It shows her climbing out the top of the cave and running back to the settlement.

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