View Full Version : Donnie Darko

14-07-2004, 18:06:02
Have any of you filmologists seen this movie? There was an interesting article in the L Times about it.
Check out the cool website: http://www.donniedarko.com/

14-07-2004, 18:18:37
Wow, I think I've discovered a time portal back to 2002!

14-07-2004, 18:51:01
I saw that a few months back and went to that website...it really sucked me in.
That was a very weird movie...if it hadn't had so much humor in it, I think it would have been deeply disturbing.

14-07-2004, 18:57:36
There seems to be a competition between DVD retailers in this country to see who can sell it cheapest. Lowest price I've seen was in HMV. It was 2.99.

14-07-2004, 21:57:06
Definitely worth owning if you like bizarre shit, and I'm sure you do, Debaser. It's a bit of a mindfuck, a la Jacob's Ladder.

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14-07-2004, 22:35:13
crappy little film that tries to be deep but acheives triteness. Almost at a TV movie level.

14-07-2004, 22:56:28
Jesus...what's your idea of a great, big film? Titanic?

15-07-2004, 00:06:17
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
Definitely worth owning if you like bizarre shit, and I'm sure you do, Debaser.

I do own it. Paid a whole 6.99!!!

15-07-2004, 00:22:45
Do you think it is shite?

15-07-2004, 00:38:03
that film made mesick- i had a massive hangover/comedown when i saw it so i was a paranoid gibbering wreck by the end- i missed the end too as i finally had to go to the loo to make sure i wasnt having a panic attack.

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15-07-2004, 01:26:27
It was trite. Deep thought for the bubblegum crowd. I liked Siesta better.

15-07-2004, 06:57:20
You're old, man...old. You wouldn't know hip if you broke one, grandpa.

15-07-2004, 08:03:12
I thought it was excellent. I haven't got it on DVD but I can confirm that Debaser is right. Shops here do seem to be selling it as cheap as possible.

15-07-2004, 09:10:59
Originally posted by BigGameHunter
Do you think it is shite?

No, not at all. It's really good.

15-07-2004, 11:37:39
It's wicked. I'm getting the DVD when it gets down to 1.

How come it's happening with Donnie Darko but not other films? Wouldn't it be great if all the films in the same sort of genre - cool films for generation x - were going for the same price? 28 Days Later etc.

15-07-2004, 12:29:45
I paid 0.00 (got it for my birthday!)

They're bringing out a directors cut version soon.

Extra 15 minutes odd and a different song at the beginning or something.

15-07-2004, 16:34:47
I don't recall seeing the main actor in that again...he was perfect for that type of role.
I'm sure he's done something since then...

15-07-2004, 16:36:51
He's in The Day After Tomorrow I think and a load of films being made this year.

15-07-2004, 16:53:50
He's going out with the lovely Kurstin Dunst. I hope he dies painfully.

Debaser (aged 14)

Gramercy Riffs
15-07-2004, 17:13:59
Danny Boyle should pay people to watch 28 Days Later, nevermind people buying it.

It's awful.

15-07-2004, 19:34:21
Hey, why don't you, TCO and Scabby go get a room or something?

How (pray tell) is 28 Days Later awful? Come on...

Funko--Ah, duh! I just saw that movie...didn't recognize him for some reason. He'll be the next Toby Maguire, looks like.

16-07-2004, 08:19:26
I really liked 28 Days Later. :nervous:

Gramercy Riffs
16-07-2004, 12:16:44
Ok, maybe awful was little strong, but I so disappointed by the end of it.

It starts really well, but soon becomes pretty ordinary IMO. A bit of a wasted oppourtunity I felt, because it could have been alot better.

16-07-2004, 12:19:35
Yeah, I know what you mean. I think it's because the scenes in a deserted London are so powerful.

Gramercy Riffs
16-07-2004, 12:27:24
Yeah. Theres a real sense of menace and errieness at the beginning, but the army base subplot is pointless and nonsensical.

16-07-2004, 12:31:19
I liked the idea that they were desperate to find other survivors and when they did they realised that they were actually worse off than they were on their own.

It is like two films though.

16-07-2004, 15:29:08
Website weird & boring.

16-07-2004, 18:27:01
...unless you've bought into the whole "secret movie messages" scene.

17-07-2004, 00:35:15
I thought 28 days later was a bit of a TV movie- I'm surprised Christopher Eccleston put his name to it

that website is weird

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18-07-2004, 01:20:26
The movie was fucking bubble gum. Look at the cliches: a preacher who turns out to be a pedophile. A young, pretty, liberal teacher who clashes with the administration. The music at the end was for the idiots who needed to be bashed over the head. And Drew Barrymore is over-rated, silly, and not that good-looking.

18-07-2004, 12:50:03
Drew Barrymore is very mannered and always seems to play herself. Still, you have to respect her for the way she's turned her life around.
I didnt get donnie darko at all, I was really hoping it would go somewhere important or new, but it just all seemed rather...pointless, like John Hughes channeling Ingmar Bergman.

31-07-2004, 23:31:00
Just saw "The Station Agent" last night. It was a great pleasure.
jsorense gives it 5 out of 5 stars.:bounce:

17-08-2004, 12:37:35
Conclusion: not all people share the same taste in films

17-08-2004, 12:44:27

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17-08-2004, 13:22:19
You either like Tron or Farenheit 9/11

17-08-2004, 17:06:55
tough choice

20-08-2004, 13:31:17
Tron- no competition