Fans of the movie Donnie Darko may have heard of the straight to DVD sequel about Donnie's little sister, S. Darko. I have been afraid to watch this, because I like the original so much and I hadn't heard any real stellar reviews of the sequel, but I thought I would give it a shot anyhow.
Up to the minute review :
23 minutes in : Is that the same girl from the original? Nah, couldn't be (Edit: It was her, i'll be damned). Really overacted stereotypical characters. Is that Jessie from Saved by the Bell? Creepy, Creepy, Interesting. Is that a Jake Gyllenhaal lookalike?
43 minutes in : That IS Jessie from Saved By the Bell! Weird for the sake of being weird. Kind of sort of maybe starting to see where this could expand on the mythology of the original. Warm beer and dry humping to Journey. OMG That chick is wearing a Daniel Johnston shirt!
52 minutes in: It's probably not all the acting's fault, it's probably mostly the scriptwriters. You can only work with what you're given, really. My biggest fear is that they will take this in a direction they can't write themselves out of later.
1 hr 17minutes in: Kinda predictable, lots of plays on the original so far but not in the right ways.
1hr 27 min: *Headdesk*
End : This might very possibly be the worst ending of a movie I have ever seen in my entire life. I was willing to forgive the lack of coherent plot line up to this point, if it all came through at the end. But it didn't, it totally bombed.
Only watched Credits to see who writer/director were. Nathan Atkins and Chris Fisher, I hope you both die in a fire.
Recap : If you like Donnie Darko, do not ever watch this movie for any reason ever.