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S. Darko (2009)

R  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  21 August 2009 (Italy)
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Donnie Darko's little sister, Samantha Darko, and her best friend Corey are on a country-cross road trip. They find themselves entangled in a dangerous glitch in the time-space continuum.

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July, 1995, the time is out of joint. Two teen girls, Sam and Corey, have left Virginia for L.A. to start over. Sam's brother has died and her family's shattered; Corey's too wild. They have car trouble in a small desert town, where Corey immediately starts her partying ways, where a meteorite strikes a windmill, and where a burned-out Desert Storm vet predicts the end of the world in four days. Sam hallucinates while sleepwalking, young men have disappeared from town, and cars come out of nowhere to cause accidents. Time travel may be possible, but it takes courage and resolve. Is the addled war veteran right? If he is, can Corey or Sam make things right? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, some violent content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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During filming, Ed Westwick had one of his eardrums accidentally blown out when an explosion went off too closely to him, and threw his back out while trying to pick up Daveigh Chase. See more »

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At the end of the movie, when they are examining the meteor crash site, Officer O'Dell picks up Iraq Jacks' dog tags with no damage to them. The meteor would have at least left some burn marks on the tags. See more »

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[first lines]
Corey: Only two more good mornings.
Sam: Only one more day.
Corey: We're so perfect.
Sam: Immaculate.
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Black Metallic
Written by Rob Dickinson, Brian Futter
Performed by Catherine Wheel
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I Doubt Chris Fisher's Commitment to Sparkle Motion...
8 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

S. Darko is one of many sequels that has no reason to have been created at all. But even if one puts the original film out-of-mind, and only look at the sequel on it's own merits, the movie still falls completely flat.

The film picks up 7 years after the original left off, Samantha Darko and her friend Corey are on a cross-country trip heading for Los Angeles. When car problems leave them stuck in a little town by the name of Conejo Springs (which is populated by a community of horribly written character's), the girls are forced to mingle with the townies, and Corey finds herself at home with the boozy losers, while Samantha, still in pain over the death of her brother (Donnie), finds herself drawn to the Outsider by the name of Iraq Jack, a disturbed Gulf War vet who has learned through bizarre visions that the world is coming to an end on July 4th, 1995.

It seems that Nathan Atkins is a fan of Richard Kelly's work (including Southland Tales because the character of Iraq Jack seems similar to the character 'Pilot Abilene' & the end of the world date being on 'July 4th') But Atkins can't write believable dialogue to save his life. And the director 'Chris Fisher' doesn't seem to understand what made the original film so good, which was the feeling of being able to connect with the characters going through something this crazy. And if the audience doesn't care about the characters on-screen it becomes very hard for them to feel any effect of the narrative structure.

S. Darko is a hollow cash-grab by producers who must have never understood what Kelly was going for, but they now control the rights to the Darko universe, and they're hoping to collect any profit from this wannabe Donnie Darko replica.


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