Posted on 9/13/12 01:15 PM
I suspect all the pieces don't quite fit to this one. Then again I don't think they're supposed to. The fun in this movie is getting lost in madness of time travel, a bunny-man named Frank, and 80s' nostalgia (which includes a great soundtrack). Taking this movie seriously is like taking the television show LOST seriously. While they are great sources of entertainment, they are more about the ideas they throw out to the audience. The audience does the rest. Look for logic and this movie may frustrate. But when you have a man dressed like a bunny and showing up at the most peculiar times, you gotta know it's about the absurdity. This movie would be ruined by logic. This is why I hate rating movies, because for me Donnie Darko is in the mid 9 range, but it isn't a masterpiece. Ratings are relative to contemporaries of a certain genre and spirit of a particular movie and shouldn't be based on a "grading scale" but should reflect the overall effect a movie has on the viewer. Darko has made a mark for good reason but that reason is not to live up to great titles, but to find its place in cinema history as the small little gem that has grown considerably in reputation by those who love its madness. For a good double feature, partner this one with 12 Monkeys and have fun. After all, isn't that why we watch movies like these? Sometimes it's just fun trying to claw your way out of the rabbit hole that may not have an exit. That's a place where imagination and thought run rabid through the avenues of our mind.