Donnie Darko

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Donnie Darko Donnie Darko was a 2001 fantasy film. It contained comedy and drama. Darko was a "under the radar" type of film due to its release around September eleventh two thousand one. Since then it has grown in popularity and even inspired many up and coming directors. Donnie Darko has many avenues of interpretation. It touches in the concept of time travel through worm holes, the quantum physics of parallel universe, religion, mental illness, predestination and good vs. evil. The element of God is the theme that ties all of the plots together. Donnie is haunted or blessed with the connection to a higher power. His vision is that the world will end in twenty eight days. The cycle begins on October second, the night a…show more content…
Jim Cunningham is arrested and exposed for the bogus fraud that he is. While all of this derangement surrounds Donnie he is searching for a deeper significance. He wants to be wholesome and bring joy to the people he loves. In relation to this the Donnie Darko film references the movie "The last temptation of Christ" in this film Christ is subjected to the realm of human emotion and free will. Christ is tempted with sin, confusion, self doubt and lust. Even though he experiences such emotions he still chooses to die on the cross for the sins of man kind. This film created a great deal of controversy, especially from the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church views Christ as super human, sent for the sole purpose to spread the Word of God and die on the cross. Donnie's journey is an American version of a sacrifice for others. His twenty eight day trial deliver him to the understanding of faith and unselfish sacrifice. Along Donnie's journey he is intrigued by the idea of time travel and the explanation of space and time. These themes are an anomaly in the movie, where there is no "special" characters nor do they have any special control. Simply put as natural phenomenon or the acts of God. It seems as though everything lines up in the plot. Donnie has the power to act like God yet he is unaware of this power. As the movie unfolds Donnie begins to figure out what he is destine to do. "Deus ex machina" (Donnie Darko.)

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