I saw Donnie Darko for the first time a few nights ago.
It’s really hard to explain the entire plot without giving everything away.
It’s basically about this troubled teen that is roused from a sleep one night and summoned outside of his house by this 6-foot tall rabbit named Frank, who tells him “28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds. That is when the world will end.” (This film takes place in October of 1988) Donnie later awakes on a golf course with “28:06:42:12” written on his arm. He then returns home, only to find that a Jet Engine of an unknown plane has smashed into his bedroom. Realizing his life was actually saved by Frank; who only Donnie can see; Donnie listens to Frank and puts together something of a puzzle to find out how to save the universe from collapsing before he runs out of time. But there’s also the part of the movie that allows the veiwer at the end to wonder if it all really happened or if it was just a figment of Donnie’s imagination since during the film he is visiting a Therapist who diagnosis him with Psychosis or “Daytime Hallucinations”. For a full summary of the plot, though it does involves Spoilers I suggest viewing Wikipedia’s page on Donnie Darko. Because it explains so much more than I have here.
I really enjoyed Donnie Darko and it's currently my favorite movie. I mean; I actually like it, and understand the plot and the messages conveyed in the film. I just read through all the definitions and it's depressing. I do actually consider it perhaps the best movie I've ever seen. I’d don’t know about best movie ever made. But certainly the best I’ve SEEN. And don't try and be like "Oh, that's probably because you’re hooked on shit like Date movie and have spent your entire life like a babbling moron." Because no. If I saw the movie and I thought it was just overrated I would say that no matter how many fans it had. But I considered it a really great piece of cinematography, I think it has amazing visuals and a great plot and was executed brilliantly. And no. I'm not some asshole who thinks I'm so deep, I'm just and average person and I happened to stumble upon Donnie Darko and thought it was simply wonderful and stunning. Donnie Darko a really relatable character and the subjects brought up in the film were great. It’s almost horrific. The people who are actually writing definitions JUST to say it’s overrated and some other movie is so much better.
How good a movie is depends on one’s personal opinion. You can't actually debate what the best movie ever made is; that’s like trying to debate the best hair color. I’m mean, I think it’s great no matter what and I if you happen to think it’s one of the best movies ever created, I say go ahead and think that it doesn’t make you a poser or a “dickhead”. I’d say, even though I’m a big fan of Donnie Darko now; if you haven’t seen the movie and are trying to decide whether to see it now, here are my thoughts: you shouldn’t listen to the obsessive cult fans or the sad,lame people who are trying so hard to shoot down Donnie Darko. Just stop for a second. Go rent the movie. Watch it one night. And decide for yourself. Because everyone has a different opinion. After reading these definitions it’s like if you’re a Donnie Darko fan and think it’s one of the Top five movies on your list or of all time, then your some poser with no life who just following it because it’s a cult phenomenon. And if your don’t like it your just not deep enough to get it. It’s really neither. Some people enjoy Donnie Darko. Some people don’t. I think if you do, that’s great. But you shouldn’t be going around saying how every other movie can’t compare, that’s just rude. And for the people that don’t, just let the new fans, and the old have their opinion, whether you think it’s overrated or not.
Personally I do love Donnie Darko and I wish I could like it without someone considering everything I say about it wrong. Yeah, I think it’s a deep movie. I probably think that because Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite children’s stories, I used to be obsessed with it, Donnie Darko is a movie so much like Alice in Wonderland it’s amazing. It’s about a curious teen, and rabbit and a parallel universe involving a Time storm relating to the Rabbit hole Alice goes down and the world she comes into. Donnie Darko is like Alice in Wonderland for Adults and teens almost. This movie has so many interesting facts about it. Like the movie was actually shot in 28 days, the time Donnie has until the Tangent Universe collapses upon itself along with other things. I love Donnie Darko. Does that make me stupid? No. I know there are plenty of other great movies too. But for now. I’m going to say. Donnie Darko is my FAVORITE movie of all time. And anyone who has a problem with my opinion will just have to deal with it.
"She told me 'Every living creature on Earth dies alone.'"-Donnie Darko
How absurd =]
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An excellent yet overrated cult movie made by Richard Kelly.
Donnie Darko is a troubled adolescent who's life is saved when a giant bunny rabbit orders him to follow him one night. A plane engine so happens to crash on Donnie's room, but he is gone with frank (which is why his life is saved)
Realizing that his life should have ended then, Donnie finds secrets of physics and experiments things related to time travel and a book, that simply cannot be a coincidence. He is also going through a major teenage confusion, doubting humanity and especially adults.
Just look at how the parents' reaction is different to the childrens', when Donnie is bashing Jim Cunningham on stage. They are shocked, while the teens actually relate to the REALISM of Donnie's words.
Things cannot always be devided in only two paths.
Life isn't that simple.
Donnie Darko, the movie, is a presentation of many philosophies that only very few people ever think of.
"Destruction is a form of creation"
Fantastic, yet kind of overrated movie by most.
I see ALOT of people who "respect" and "worship" this movie yet cannot understand crap about it.
Some like it just because it's oh so underground/cult, and never actually try to think about the message flowing in the movie.
The children will have to save themselves because the parents have no clue.
An excellent cult movie about a borderline-schizophrenic adolescant who starts having visions of a six foot rabbit named Frank, who has come to warn him that the world is coming to and end. A thought provoking film about time-travel, apocalyptic visions and the wonders of reality.
"Twenty Eight Days, Six Hours, Forty Two Minutes, Twelve seconds...That Is When The World Will End."
"Some people are just born with tragedy in their blood."
"If the sky were to suddenly open up, there would be no law, there would be no rule. There would only be you and your memories."
one of the best fucking movies ever
donnie darko kicks major rectum
An amazing cult film with great cinematography, dark humor, great dialogue, smart themes... and an entity in a twisted bunny suit that prophesizes the end of the world.
It defies categorization as a film, and one must watch it in its entirety to fully appreciate it. You may still not understand it after watching it, but it doesn't matter. The film is still riveting and engaging in every single way.
Donnie Darko sure as hell beats the crap out of the Boondock Saints.
Possibly the best movie ever made.
"Go Suck A Fuck!"
A cinematic masterpiece, written and directed by Richard Kelly, about the creation of a tangent universe (i.e. the collapse of time and space leading up to the Apocalypse) and one semi-schizophrenic teenager's time-traversing attempt to discover the cause of the creation of the said universe and reverse it. Is a thought-provoking spectacle which is only really condemned by those who were angered that it didn't contain much violence or at least one full-blown sex scene. Shallow people, that is. Oh, also, I'm a massive fan of the movie but I don't consider myself a pseudo-intellectual... though there's no denying that it's intelligent. Don't listen to those who put it down because, quite simply, they don't have an active brain cell between them.
Donnie Darko is possibly the best movie ever made.
A wonderfully cinematic and compelling film directed by Richard Kelly and staring a wonderful cast headed by Jake Gyllenhaal and Jena Malone about a teenage boy turned superhero after a 6 foot tall rabbit helps him destroy the tangent universe that has been created, and save humanity.
Ultimately a sci-fi/love story, but one hell of a film at that!
(p.s. the pills were placebos)
Every creature on this earth dies alone.
Movie goer one: I didn't like it that much.
Movie goer two: That's cos you didn't understand it! Look it up in the urban dictionary.