itraveltoearth's Review of Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
Donnie Darko is a mysterious, twisted, exhilarating yet GENIUS piece of art and cinema. It combines the essence of a confused teenage life, with the psychotic sense of salvation and paranoia. The director's cut goes in some more depth than the theatrical version, but in my opinion, it's doesn't kill off the movie's general message.
Donnie Darko is a confused adolescent, who sees a large, creepy looking bunny rabbit named Frank who orders him to do terrible things. When I first heard of the plot, I was expecting a film about a fucked up sociopath teenager who kills people and has this sort glory from doing so. It wasn't like that. What I got was much better.
The film's climax is very confusing, but if you think about it after maybe the second or third showing, you understand what's going on, and it's amazing when you think it through. The film dives in through the different events unfolding to the climax and it leaves you both confused yet completely satisfied.
Donnie Darko is one of those films where you have to watch it again and again to fully understand it and enjoy it to its max.