June 16, 2005

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko was weird. Seeing the movie at first made me think it was brilliant—but after thinking for some time I can’t seem to figure out what’s so brilliant about it.

It’s a great story, if you like mind-numbing non-linear stories. There’s time travel thrown in, which is always fun to think about. And Donnie is another ‘troubled’ teenager—these sort of stories never grow old on ya. The acting’s reasonably good—I can’t find any flaws. The movie if full of little details that I can nit-pick at leisure later—another plus point.

The only gripe here is even though the story is unique, I found it a tad predictable near the end. Or its just that maybe I’ve seen too much SciFi…

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2 comments:

The Unrest Cure said...

"The movie if full of little details that I can nit-pick at leisure later—another plus point."

Reminds me of what Harneet once told me- in architecture, sometimes students put in little mistakes the external examiners can nitpick about, so that they not start criticising the entire design, otherwise all right, just because they have to critique.

Ankit said...

Nice idea! Am going to try that for assignments next semester.