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Plot: Donnie Darko's little sister, Samantha Darko, and her best friend Corey are on a country-cross road trip. They find themselves entangled in a dangerous glitch in the time-space continuum. Runtime: 103 mins Release Date: 21 Aug 2009
Not nearly as bad as people make it out to be. (by ianhutchings82)
I enjoyed this film and its not nearly as bad as some people make it out to be. At this present moment I am drinking a Sainsbury's own brand whiskey. Its a bourbon and is a lot cheaper than Jacks and Jim Bean. Normally I prefer a good scotch but this present drink is certainly better than a lot of other drinks. Funnily enough this is roughly how I'd describe the film. I've given it 10 out of 10 in order to compensate for all the people who have given it a 1. Truthfully I'd give it a 5.5/10. I think there are far worst ways to end an evening but don't expect anything ground <more>
breaking. Some food for thought, but not quite down the rabbit hole no pun intended . If this had been done outside of the Donnie Darko legacy people would not have been half as irate.
Reversing the roles of "Donnie Darko" (by murnank)
When I sat down to watch "S. Darko" I promised myself that I would approach it with an open mind and watch it as an individual tale separate to the original "Donnie Darko" albeit set in the same universe. Reviews were mixed. At best it was ranged somewhere between enjoyable, confusing and inferior. Reviews at their worst described it as a downright abomination. I remember seeing the original "Donnie Darko" at a special screening back in 2001. Not many people got it back then either. I felt at times I was one of the only few who understood its powerful message and <more>
feared it would be another wonderful movie underrated and lost among the multi million dollar trash that Hollywood would churn out that same year. Flash forward two years later and suddenly everyone was in love with "Donnie Darko". It had found a new life and a new appreciative audience on DVD. It suddenly became a modern cult movie. Everyone was talking "Donnie Darko". Now we could all re-watch it over and over, make up our own minds about it and scan the Internet for theories and explanations to back up our own way out philosophies. Funnily enough, I feel the same fate awaits "S. Darko".SPOILERS ."S. Darko" starts its story in 1995, seven years after the events of the original "Donnie Darko". Now teen-aged, Samantha Darko underplayed beautifully by the originals Daveigh Chase is midway through a road trip with her best friend Corey and literally on a journey of self-discovery. We are told of her disconnection with her family since the death of her older brother Donnie and quickly learn of her inability to remember her dreams and her odd sleepwalking habits. As fate would have it their car breaks down just outside a small Utah town and it is here that Samantha begins to unravel the mystery of the visions that we see plague her nightmares. If you are familiar with the original characters Donnie was a "living receiver" and the "Manipulated dead" was Frank the Bunny whose future deceased personality communicates with the "living receiver" to help them discover the path that destiny has laid out for them and in turn save the deceased from dying. Here the roles are switched around. Samantha has become the "Manipulated dead" which explains why she cannot remember her dreams where her future deceased personality guides a "Living receiver" known as Iraq Jack, a young veteran of the Gulf War who's odd behaviour and rambling conjectures are passed off by the townsfolk as someone living with post traumatic stress. To say anymore would ruin the overall outcome of the movie but suffice to say that it does share a similar plot line with the original, at times even mirroring its eccentric characters. I have a feeling however that there is also a lot more to come in the "..Darko" world. There was a reason why Donnie sacrificed his life to save Samantha from the plane crash and her journey is far from over with this film.Other elements worth noting are its beautiful cinematography, which captures the strikingly odd landscape of the Utah desert and its score, although not dissimilar to the original, is haunting in its own inimitable way. Although arguably inferior in style and structure to the "Donnie Darko", like its brethren, "S. Darko" will slowly but surely grow in mass appeal.
I know people are like..."Whaaat???" Yeah I'm crazy...thats probably why this movie made sense to me. Quite the twist...I tell you...or twists I should say. Watch it without expectations and comparisons, but don't forget D. Darko. Try not to be so critical about the different director or arguably the poor acting. A little more optimism and open-mindedness. Let your imagination go with the POTT. Check out the D.Darlo web page and get it all lay-ed out. This movie also answers some questions about the first especially about Mrs Death.I would love to lay out my points, but I <more>
don't want to post this one as a spoiler...maybe the next one. About to watch it again...Peace!!!
Given one of the most dubious and potentially pointless tasks in movie history, "Make a sequel to Donnie Darko," I feel the filmmakers did a thoughtful and somewhat marvelous job.It's no Donnie Darko, don't get me wrong – the original is one of my all time faves, but this story of Donnie's little sister Samantha isn't meant to be and shouldn't be taken as a "continuation," despite taking place a few years later. Rather, it's more of a flipside – the Darko universe, where timeslips can cause ripple effects that destroy reality, as it relates to <more>
the "manipulated dead," who are charged with the task of at least attempting to mend the damage. Whether they want to or not.Frank the Doomsayer Bunny in the original Darko was one of the manipulated dead – this time, Frank's POV is examined as his task falls on others note the plural – S. Darko isn't just the story of Donnie's sister, even if it seems to be during the first hour or so it's that sort of Serling/M Night/O Henry/D Darko turnaround of all you thought you knew that allows S. Darko to successfully capture the feel of the original, while telling an altogether different story .I recommend that S. Darko viewers listen to the DVD commentary, and you'll see what I mean about the careful thought and consideration put into it by the writer and director. Every little detail in their film fits perfectly into world s portrayed in the original cult classic. They are clearly true fans of Donnie, and they truly understood as well as anyone can the universe created for the characters to exist within --- Part of S. Darko's appeal, for me, is the LOOK – filmed with a new "red camera" technology that allows for digital film that still closely mirrors 35mm, I was astounded by the Utah landscapes and the way the characters and their dusty little town appear so crisply delineated, yet still so warmly rendered, with a depth of field that flatters and beautifies both inanimate objects and the charismatic cast, all of whom are outstanding.I'd single out S. Darko herself, Daveigh Chase, reprising her original sparse role in the original as Donnie's little sister Samantha, as particularly riveting. Not just because she's lovely, but for her wandering and ethereal portrayal of a lost young woman whose fate – in life and beyond – is something she seems to already know that she has no control over.Samantha even keeps acting out her fate in various ways, as if rehearsing for a play she's never read and doesn't even know exists, before it actually happens to her, remaining aloof and apart from the world around her, even as events in her life illustrate her integral if involuntary and possibly unwilling role in saving that world – Some people in the Darko universe have the power to change the future – but, perversely and sadly, others are doomed to play supporting roles that ensure the big-picture events play out fated. Else the universe could be destroyed.SPOILER 'GRAPH most obvious spoiler, anyway : Great to be the essentially superpowered or at least super-evolved Donnie – except you have to die to save everyone. Bummer to be his sister, or to be one of the Manipulated Dead – except their role in saving the universe is no less important, perhaps even more so, else the powerful Donnie s would never know what to do or how to do it or even that anything needs to be done at all .OR, think of it this way – gotta have apostles, even tho there's only one Jesus, and he gets to call the shots AND gets all the glory. But every single thing we think we know about the Jesus story comes from the apostles, doesn't it, and how could Jesus' have happened without them???? ---- Sher, there are some "red herring" bits that never really pay off and may in fact be continuity errors in S Darko – same with Donnie, tho I admit it's more of a challenge to piece together what you've just seen after viewing S. However, I DID find myself thinking about S a lot after viewing, reaching several "aha" conclusions that may or may not be valid or intended. Just like after I viewed Donnie the first time and the second, third, and fourth times .And the new metal bunny head, obsessively created and worn by Iraq Jack even tho it makes his head bleed, totally rocks! THIS is a bunny that'd get my attention – and inspire my life-changing and world-changing action – a lot quicker and better than the fuzzy dime-store Frank of the original Donnie! I have to wonder if someone saw S. Darko who was completely unfamiliar with Donnie wouldn't find it a fine movie? Maybe they'd love S's ambiguous and thought-provoking story and cast a bunch, just like so many as they first see Donnie.If someone's first Planet of the Apes movie they see is Escape From the Planet of the Apes, the third entry where the entire story is flipped upside down, they'll probably like it fine, perhaps even better than the Heston original once they finally see it. The original is great, sure, but Escape – tho completely different – is also a great flick. Same universe, a couple of the same characters, but a wholly different take and setting --- I wish more people would give S. Darko a chance. It's no Donnie Darko, sure – but it's a fine Escape From the Planet of the Apes.
Really really good and worth watching! (by pinktuesday-733-491612)
I thought this film was amazing. The camera-work was astounding as were the landscape shots. The story was beautifully understated, and although a little confusing, it was intriguing and just creepy enough. The general feel of the film, with the soundtrack and the camera-work and the storyline all working together, was quite touching. I think its such a shame no one seems to review this film well. It is definitely in my top ten favourite movies. I have never actually seen Donny Darko, so maybe people would enjoy this more if they didn't compare it to Donny Darko and saw it in its own <more>
right? Overall, sweet, creepy, and beautiful. Almost perfect.
Not the abomination it will be treated as... (by groovymike_16)
I know I should have found this to be an abomination, but it's really not. I was very pleasantly surprised. I definitely didn't expect to like it so much. I really liked Daveigh Chase here too. My only beef is the finale. It seemed like it was going somewhere else, somewhere better, but it didn't.Definitely recommended though. I'm sure the die-hard Donnie Darko fans will hate it, but the casual ones like myself should be able to enjoy it. I loved the cinematography and the music. It's very stylish and trippy. 8/10 B+
Far better than I expected. (by justonesp00lturn)
I'm a huge fan of the first film. That said, when I heard they were making a sequel, my first thought was simple: "Why?" However, I consider myself an open-minded person. I knew I'd watch the movie before passing judgment. My expectations were incredibly low, however. I figured that it would either be a poor attempt at cashing in on the first film's success, a cute film that made a decent attempt, or a surprise hit that blew my mind. The large amount of time since the first film made me doubt the first option, and the fact that Richard Kelly would not be involved made me <more>
doubt the third. So I figured it would be an okay film, worth watching once, and then forgetting about. The film finally came out, and I decided to rent it. I watched it with a friend, also a big Donnie Darko fan. My final verdict: I was indeed blown away. I will say that this film is not really on the same level as Donnie Darko. But it was far better than I had expected it to be. In terms of cinematography, the film is superb. In smaller terms: it LOOKS like Donnie Darko. You'll find fast-motion clouds, slow-motion parties, and upside-down, rotating shots. All of the rules of the first film are kept intact. Those who are very involved in the mythology of the film will likely not be disappointed. Everything about time travel, water, metal... all remains intact. My major qualm is that some things seemed directly lifted off of the first film. Of the now four people I know who watched both the first movie and this sequel, all four have found that to be its biggest flaw. But it does have its own story, and it's a beautiful story. The effects are wonderful, very beautiful. Overall, the movie is worth watching. I expect a lot of people will cast it aside and hate it simply because it exists. Good for them. But this movie is a good continuation, a great sequel considering the original mastermind was nowhere to be found and it was put together by true fans, for true fans. Where Donnie Darko blew my mind out of this world, this movie at least blew my mind out of my chair. That's more than can be said for a lot of films. In short, this movie is not Donnie Darko. It is what it is, and it is good.
Having not kept up with Big Love, I didn't know that miss Chase was so damn HOT! Especially when she's darting around in what basically amounts to mens' underwear and grandma's underwear.Okay, so yes, it is not as great a movie as DD. So effing what? On it's own, its a pretty decent movie, good production value and decent acting.And of course, it has none of the surprising plot twists that DD has, it doesn't have ANY actors of great fame, except for Berkely and Westwick and Berkely is kinda over the hill, by Hollywood standards not my personal standards, but hey But <more>
as a movie, it's good, there's sacrifice, and beauty, and suspense and sympathetic characters, and there's a kind of lazy laidback feel to the film that's damn appealing. Might not have worked without Daveighs huge attractiveness, though.