"A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident"
For starters, going into this film I thought this was some horror movie, but I was entirely wrong, so yeah. Anyway, the story itself is quite intriguing and confusing. We are made to believe that Donnie is some crazy kid at the start, but as the movie progresses we are introduced to more aspects of the story that changes the whole theme of Donnie's tale. And at certain points you are lead to believe his actually going crazy or becoming a sociopath. Until the ending happens, and it just leaves you either confused, mind-blown, or a little mix of both.
All of its main cast did the excellent job of portraying their respective characters. The character of Donnie Darko is quite intriguing, as to the fact you're constantly wondering if his really insane. There's one character who I'll describe as an "uptight teacher" whom you can't help but want to punch in this face. I also liked the interaction between Donnie and his family, but the most driving interactions of this film is between Donnie and his imaginary friend Frank, slowly Darko his being tempted by this huge bunny to do crimes, which really lends the suspicion that his going crazy.
The Mind-blowing/ Confusing:
Ok, throughout the film we are made to assume that Donnie is just having some weird hallucinations. Until time travel came into picture, that's when all of this tiny-bits of information are quietly placed in the movie. Donnie finds this book 'The Philosophy of Time Travel" and each chapter describes what's happening to the troubled teen. I really didn't pay much attention to the chapters of each book as it was shown on-screen, because I was heavily invested that Donnie was just going crazy and the book, the bunny, everything was just a metaphor for his insanity. But man I've never been so wrong, towards the ends all of those tiny-bits of information laid out across the movie ultimately meet-up with each other into one tragic ending.
And basically shit goes terrible bad, and it was just another universe, a universe where only Donnie could partake in, because he had this strange "power" Anyway, that's what made the movie so great, it reels you in with the assumption that the kid is slowly going insane, then hits you with a twist that leaves you confused, well I was confused. Or was I just blinded by my own assumptions of the story? Eh, it was still quite the good film, though.
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