|There’s this scene of the surface fight with the Necromongers, which got known as the ‚One step, one kill‘ scene.
I found that scene worth analyzing for the answer of two questions:
First, how many Necros does Riddick really take out, and second, there is a movement I was particularly interested in, which, as I will show in this analysis, wouldn’t work in real life.First, the ‚Numbers‘ analysis; Riddick (at least in the Director’s Cut!) takes out…
So the answer to *this* question is not „42“, but Riddick cuts, shoots, beats and kicks his way through 47 Necromonger soldiers, their armor giving no protection from any of those! 😉 Note that I didn’t count in the Necromonger that’s taken out by Kyra with her boot blades when she sits on him – a stunt she could only perform because Riddick threw her on him.
And now to the movement that’s impossible to perform…
Alright, so Riddick’s got those crooked blades on his back:..
…which he by the way obviously took from one of the Crematoria prison wards…
..they’re in a leather holster on his back…
and it’s pretty clear that the handles are pointing upwards, and the blades are secured downwards.
Now, to pull these blades out during the Crematoria Necro surface fight, Riddick performs this movement…:
…which is absolutely impossible, except if Riddick would have dislocated his shoulder joints.
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