I don't get it.
So I see that Donnie Darko's on TV last week one night at midnight -- a movie I've wanted to watch for a few years but never gotten around to it. I love quirky, cult movies. I like Jake Gyllenhaal. I've heard great things about this movie. So I record it, then I sit down, lights dimmed, with my little bag of low fat popcorn and Diet Coke (let the fun begin), and press play......
And I wait for things to start making sense. I'm open for it to be weird or strange or whatever. I want to be hip and "get" it. I want to be part of the in crowd. The cool kids who like movies like Donnie Darko.
I didn't get it. There wasn't one moment where everything clicked for me.
SPOILERS FOR THE MOVIE AHOY. SORT OF.
The bunny thing was interesting and creepy. But it didn't make any sense by the end of the movie. Why would that dude wear a Halloween costume like that? Just because it's strange? Did it have any meaning? Why a black, creepy bunny? And why would that entity be the thing to act as Donnie's "guide"? And why was it making him do things like burn that pedophile's house down and flood the school?
What was the deal with the old lady? She wrote the book on Time Travel, but why?
And how did Donnie Darko get back in his bedroom when he was on the cliff that night? Did he jump into the cool special effect stormy thing over his house?
And why don't I like Drew Barrymore and never have since ET?
And why did it take place in the 80's? (However, I did enjoy the soundtrack immensely)
Should I watch it again? Will it blow my mind? I loved The Butterfly Effect (don't judge me) and other strange, alternate/parallel universe-type, time travel stories.
Just not this one. And that makes me sort of sad.
However, it did make a bit more sense to me than Dollhouse did.
Hell, maybe it's just me.