Friday, 1 April 2011

He should've died up on that windmill

S. Darko (2009)
Chosen by me from my pile of unwatched DVDs but here's what the brilliant had to say about it in an article about undemanded sequels: 'the screenwriters try to recreate the mystical energy and strangeness of the original film without any of the smarts or chops'

Yes, I know what you were thinking at the end of Donnie Darko - 'wait did he just let a pedophile get away with his crimes?' But also you may have been thinking 'hmm I wonder what the young sister will be doing in 8 years time?'
Well at least that's what the makers of this film were hoping.
It mostly just goes through the motions of the first film but with none of it's charm or (much more importantly) humour. It just drags on for an hour and a half, throwing one idea after another at the screen without developing anything or creating characters to care about.
Utterly, utterly pointless.

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