Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut fills in the holes

22 Feb


I am torn between the theatrical release and the director’s cut of Donnie Darko. The theatrical version left me perplexed and wondering what just happened.  Richard Kelly’s updated version fills in many of the holes that made the original such an off the wall cool movie. Both versions are good, but I like the director’s cut a little better because it allows me to fully appreciate the intricacies of the plot and the mysterious performance by Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko). The main addition to the script is the explanation of the book, The Philosophy of Time Travel and how the Primary Universe and Tangent Universe are connected by vortexes made of water. Trust me, it does make much more sense and audiences still have to interpret the strange events for themselves, but the theory provides a more solid footing. The film is a contemporary cult classic that has become a transcendent piece of filmmaking and staple for most DVD collections.


Adam’s Grade: B+

Chuck’s Grade: B

3 Responses to “Donnie Darko: The Director’s Cut fills in the holes”

  1. Nauru wycieczki February 25, 2013 at 2:31 am #

    There is clearly a bundle to know about this. I assume you made various good points in features also.

  2. andytallman101 March 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    I felt the same way when I first watched the directors cut. Now I’m sure I like the original better. Director’s cut isn’t bad but yeah it takes away some of the mystery and mood of the film that made it so awesome in the first place.

  3. Scrapebox forum March 23, 2013 at 1:41 am #

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