Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko, directed by Richard Kelly. This film couldn't be shown on the cinema screens due to the attack on the Twin Towers in 2001. The film is strange because it can take several theories assuming if everything was true, illusion, or both. The film star is Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays the main role as Donnie. Donnie is a teenager who has visions of a giant rabbit named Frank, who predicts incidents about end of the world.

The movie is set in 1988, Donnie Darko is a teenager with symptoms of paranoia and schizophrenia and the psychologist who regularly attends him prescribes him continuous medication. Donnie begins to hear voices that turn out to be a human-sized rabbit named Frank who aspect is demoniac. One night following the voice Donnie escapes home sleepwalking and in the garden of his house the rabbit tells him that the world will end in 28 days. That night a jet engine falls into Donnie 's room but since he has saved his life out, the rabbit will instruct Donnie to try to avoid catastrophe. Then Donnie tries to unravel the mystery every day by accumulating more questions about whether what it is happening is real or the mere figment of his imagination.

Finally, when the universe is about to collapse Donnie understands the meaning of all the events and manages to return to the initial condition just before the aircraft turbine discards and crushes into the room, where Donnie is again present. Because of their sacrifice his loved ones are saved and they go back to the primary universe. Fortunatelly, the end of the world is avoided.

Overall, in my opinion I think that it is some what different from the other films. Richard Kelly has definitely created a cult film. It has an interesting and highly recommended minded argument for people accustomed to unusual films.

Here  you can see the trailer.

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