jake_twothousandfive wrote:Donnie Darko - 8.5/10
First time viewing.
It's clear that there's a lot more going on with this film that I couldn't catch with a single viewing. I'll have to watch it a few more times (maybe check out the director's cut) to really understand it. Still Jake Gyllenhaal gives an awesome performance and the soundtrack was fantastic.
Great movie even though it appears to be tough to decipher (or maybe I'm just not quick enough).
One of my favorite movies. The Tears for Fears song playing at the end is one of my favorite uses of music in film.
It took me a good 3 or 4 times of watching it and reading excerpts from The Philosophy of Time Travel
(which is fake but still gives some insight) to really understand what was going on. If you have some extra time there are a lot of websites out there that discuss the meanings behind the film. You should definitely check out the Director's Cut too.
Has anyone seen the sequel? It wasn't done by Richard Kelly so I never really planned on watching it, just wondering how much of it involved the original.