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S.Darko (2009) - Yes, a Donnie Darko sequel. Oh god.

Zephyr_FateZephyr_Fate Registered User regular
edited July 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse
So, apparently, they (Chris Fisher as director, not Richard Kelly) are giving Donnie Darko the sequel treatment. This time, the story focuses on his little sister, some time later:

S. Darko takes place in the summer of 1995, seven years after the original film. It follows Donnie Darko's younger sister, Samantha (Daveigh Chase), who, in the wake of his death, has found herself at age 17 with a broken family, mired in feelings of insignificance. She and her best friend Corey (Evigan) set off on a road trip to Hollywood in a bid to 'make it big', but their journey is cut short when their car breaks down unexpectedly, leaving them stranded in a small desert town. When a meteorite happens to crash-land nearby, Samantha is plagued by bizarre visions telling of the universe's end and it appears that their breakdown was part of some grander plan. When she finds out she was actually adopted by the Darkos, and that she is in no way related to Donnie, she must face her own demons and, in doing so, save the world and herself. (from Wikipedia)

I'm devastated. I loved Donnie Darko. There are many who hated it, I'm sure, but making a sequel off of a story that essentially left you with no cliffhanger is... well, it's retarded.

More info here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1231277/

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    There's this whole underlying religious thing the Director is trying to pull out so I guess it's going to be something about God and prophecy and shit like that.

    In other words, just pretend there is no sequel.

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  • ED!ED! Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Heard about this awhile ago. Pretty damn unnecessary. Oh well. . .nothing saying that it WONT be good.

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  • BearcatBearcat Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Dear Hollywood,
    Stop raping teh films.

    Fuck you,
    Me

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  • jothkijothki Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    At least they aren't making a sequel to Being John Malkovich.

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  • QuazarQuazar Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    This wouldn't be the first time they've done something like this. American Psycho 2, for instance.

    These are the types of things that are best left ignored. Hopefully it will be straight-to-DVD so I don't have to see trailers for it.

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  • SpeakeasySpeakeasy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Hilarious.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    [Without Reading the First Post]

    What!?

    Who deemed this necessary?

    [After Reading First Post]

    Why does this have to be related to Donnie Darko at all? The girl is his sister, but that's where the links to the previous film end.

    Oh wait, he's not even his biological sister, so she has NO connection whatsoever.

    The fuck.

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  • theSquidtheSquid Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Out of interest, why do so many people hate the first film? I thought it was okay, but I didn't really get the significance of it myself.

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  • pdk01pdk01 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    A lot of dumb 15 year olds thought it was "OMG! So deep!"

    That'll kill appeal.

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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    pdk01 wrote: »
    A lot of dumb 15 year olds thought it was "OMG! So deep!"

    That'll kill appeal.

    right.

    a lot of people, especially "nowadays", seem to judge a piece of art less on its own merits and more on the types of fans it attracts. (alright, I'll say some people)

    in some cases it is that people were annoyed by the constant hype and that led to them hating the talk about movie, though they don't actually hate the movie itself.

    another possibility is as the movie got hyped and hyped, even those who managed to not react negatively, were led to believe the movie was of a certain quality and it didn't quite reach that quality in their eyes.

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    This doesn't have to be bad.

    I mean. It will be, of course. But it doesn't need to be.

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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Blackjack wrote: »
    This doesn't have to be bad.

    I mean. It will be, of course. But it doesn't need to be.

    agreed. I don't think it will in any important way be related to the first movie, could theoretically be good on its own.

    but I highly highly doubt it.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I don't know about here but on a forum I used to frequent a few years back it got annoying how every freaking week some douche would make a "I just saw Donnie Darko OMG" thread which made people hate the movie.

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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Kagera wrote: »
    I don't know about hear but on a forum I used to frequent a few years back it got annoying how every freaking week some douche would make a "I just saw Donnie Darko OMG" thread which made people hate the movie.

    yeah that happened here, basically. I think for a while we weren't even supposed to talk about it.

    still, that's not at all an actual reason to hate a movie though I obviously see why it could leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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  • SpeakeasySpeakeasy Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    [Without Reading the First Post]

    What!?

    Who deemed this necessary?

    [After Reading First Post]

    Why does this have to be related to Donnie Darko at all? The girl is his sister, but that's where the links to the previous film end.

    Oh wait, he's not even his biological sister, so she has NO connection whatsoever.

    The fuck.

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  • ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited July 2008
    Guys, did you hear about Donnie Darko?

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  • FirstComradeStalinFirstComradeStalin Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Why S. Darko? Does she have a first name, or is that supposed to be like an underlying mystery? Didn't they say her name in Donnie Darko?

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  • BlackjackBlackjack Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Why S. Darko? Does she have a first name, or is that supposed to be like an underlying mystery? Didn't they say her name in Donnie Darko?
    It's Samantha.

    I guess S.Darko is hip and edgy! IT'S LIKE J-LO!

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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    draw as much attention to the word Darko as possible. marketing off the first movie to the max.

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  • DalbozDalboz Resident Puppy Eater Right behind you...Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    [Without Reading the First Post]

    What!?

    Who deemed this necessary?

    [After Reading First Post]

    Why does this have to be related to Donnie Darko at all? The girl is his sister, but that's where the links to the previous film end.

    Oh wait, he's not even his biological sister, so she has NO connection whatsoever.

    The fuck.

    I agree. This actually sounds like it was an original property, but some executive or marketing person felt it couldn't stand on it's one, so they had it rewritten to give it loose ties to Donnie Darko, an established film. They do that kind of thing all the time. I think the last 2 or 4 Hellraiser movies were done that way, created as original properties then deciding to rewrite them to make them part of the Hellraiser franchise.

    Donnie Darko is a Cenobite.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    It could be worse, it could be southland tales.

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  • real_pochaccoreal_pochacco Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    man fuck it Donnie Darko kicks ass. and this sequel will inevitably only suck ass.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    This is a terrible thing and let us never speak of it again.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2008
    jothki wrote: »
    At least they aren't making a sequel to Being John Malkovich.

    Man, if they did it'd be something terrible.

    Like, Being Nicolas Cage.


    Everyone loves Nicolas Cage, right?

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  • real_pochaccoreal_pochacco Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    jothki wrote: »
    At least they aren't making a sequel to Being John Malkovich.

    Man, if they did it'd be something terrible.

    Like, Being Nicolas Cage.


    Everyone loves Nicolas Cage, right?

    Nope, it would be Being Edward Norton. And everyone would fucking watch it even though he's lame.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    jothki wrote: »
    At least they aren't making a sequel to Being John Malkovich.

    Man, if they did it'd be something terrible.

    Like, Being Nicolas Cage.


    Everyone loves Nicolas Cage, right?

    Nope, it would be Being Edward Norton. And everyone would fucking watch it even though he's lame.

    We're talking about Direct to DVD sequels, so the correct answer is Being Christian Slater.

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  • Darius BlackDarius Black Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    People, we must lock this thread. Like many horribly things it's spawned before, news of this movie must never leave the internet.

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  • TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    To make it as horrific as possible, they should get Michael Bay involved. They could use the "leaked" Dark Knight script "attributed" to him and just change some names. They could make Batman a guy in a scary rabbit costume, for example...

    Seriously, unless this film is an in depth explanation of what the hell happened in the first, there's no point in making it.

    Correction: Even if this film is an in depth explanation of what the hell happened in the first, there's no point in making it.

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    So am I the only PAer who didn't like Donnie Darko?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I hated how understanding Donnie Darko was dependent on external information, but it was still a fun picture.

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  • BamaBama Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    jothki wrote: »
    At least they aren't making a sequel to Being John Malkovich.

    Man, if they did it'd be something terrible.

    Like, Being Nicolas Cage.
    "There's a tiny door in my office, Maxine. It's a portal and it takes you inside Nicholas Cage. You see the world through Nicholas Cage's eyes... and then after about 15 minutes, you're spit out... into a ditch on the side of The New Jersey Turnpike."
    "Why would you want to do that?"
    *credits*
    I hated how understanding Donnie Darko was dependent on external information

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  • reVersereVerse Attack and Dethrone God Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Donnie Darko was a pretty poor movie, I felt. It didn't seem to have much of a point. Okay, so all kinds of weird shit happens and there's some sort of weird time travelling element, but so what? In the end none of it matters because Donnie gets himself killed and everything that happened during the movie is cancelled out. And apparently there's supposed to be this whole thing about the world coming to an end because of a rip in the time/space fabric or something, except I don't remember that being even vaguely hinted at in the actual movie.

    So yeah, maybe I just "didn't get it" or something, but I felt it was a pretty lousy movie.

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  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    man fuck it Donnie Darko kicks ass. and this sequel will inevitably only suck ass.
    Agree'in * 9000.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I hated how understanding Donnie Darko was dependent on external information, but it was still a fun picture.

    It was? I thought it was complete as a piece of art the way it was. I don't understand why people can't deal with something being ambiguous.

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  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Trans* Woman In Aviators Firing A Bazooka. ⚛️Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    The ending was totally open to personal interpretation. Some people just hate having to think for themselves I guess.

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    It's been a very long time since I've seen it, but my impression is that I just had no idea what was going on.

    Maybe I'm not smart enough.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    I hated how understanding Donnie Darko was dependent on external information, but it was still a fun picture.

    It was? I thought it was complete as a piece of art the way it was. I don't understand why people can't deal with something being ambiguous.

    I like when things are left up to the viewer, and that's precisely why I was put off by the existence of supplementary material that goes on to explain everything and reveal an understanding of the film's events that would be impossible to arrive at simply by watching the picture.

    The film gives you the opportunity to come to your own conclusion, and then the bonus stuff tells you your conclusion was wrong.

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  • BamaBama Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Zilla360 wrote: »
    The ending was totally open to personal interpretation. Some people just hate having to think for themselves I guess.
    Now now, don't go down that road. I know for me personally I didn't like the movie, then a friend of mine that really does like it suggested that I go through that book or whatever was on the DVD. That's where the "external information" comment comes from.

    It has been a while since I watched the movie, but I don't remember anything particularly worthwhile about it.

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  • theSquidtheSquid Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    I hated how understanding Donnie Darko was dependent on external information, but it was still a fun picture.

    It was? I thought it was complete as a piece of art the way it was. I don't understand why people can't deal with something being ambiguous.

    I like when things are left up to the viewer, and that's precisely why I was put off by the existence of supplementary material that goes on to explain everything and reveal an understanding of the film's events that would be impossible to arrive at simply by watching the picture.

    The film gives you the opportunity to come to your own conclusion, and then the bonus stuff tells you your conclusion was wrong.

    Then ignore the bonus stuff.

    A film (or rather, art) is meant to make you think. Some people just want literal explanations for what they saw, just wanting to see a complete story, so they whipped up an explanation for those guys.

    Did the film make you think? About what exactly it was about? DId it make you think about what it was trying to say? If it did, then it's a good film.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    While I can't remember exactly what the technical details of the time-travel thing were about, I thought the ending was pretty clear: a plane engeyene done fall'd on top of him. Am I misremembering this?

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