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donnie darko

okay so im watching S. Darko and it makes even LESS sense than Donnie Darko did... so okay everyone i talk to says it makes perfect sense 'he went back in time and died because he wanted to save his girlfriend' but he only didnt die because Frank told him to leave but if he left he would shoot frank... so why did frank tell him to leave?

im not done with s darko but im not sure this one is supposed to make sense LOL because it was a straight to DVD movie... in just for fun and not entertainment because just for fun gets more traffic


Asked by Anonymous at 12:52 AM on May. 21, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • okay i really hope this helps:
    According to Kelly and his Philosophy of Time Travel, at midnight on October 2 a Tangent Universe branches off the Primary Universe around the time when Donnie is called out of his bedroom by Frank, immediately before the appearance of the Artifact, the faulty jet engine. The inherently unstable Tangent Universe will collapse in just over 28 days and take the Primary Universe with it if not corrected. Closing the Tangent Universe is the duty of the Living Receiver, Donnie, who wields certain supernatural powers to help him in the task.

    Those who die within the Tangent Universe (and would not have died otherwise) are the Manipulated Dead (Frank, Gretchen). Frank, at least, is also given certain powers in that he is able to subtly understand what is happening and have the ability to contact and influence the Living Receiver via the Fourth Dimensional Construct (water). All others within the orbit

    Answer by pookipoo at 1:07 AM on May. 21, 2009

  • ... theres another donnie darko movie?? lol

    Answer by llansky at 12:58 AM on May. 21, 2009

  • yeah i just finished it, its stupid as fuck. and dumb.

    i just looked at wikipedia and i guess Donnie was supposed to somehow in the future make the engine not fall and thats why frank saves him? but thats stupid.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 AM on May. 21, 2009

  • ps: im the first anon and the OP... how can you go into the future and save the past? like that new Planet of the Apes movie, he goes into the future and then in the past apes rule the world? lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 AM on May. 21, 2009

  • of the Living Receiver are the Manipulated Living (e.g. Ms. Pomeroy, Dr. Monnitoff), subconsciously drawn to push him towards his destiny to close the Tangent Universe and, according to the Philosophy of Time Travel, die by the Artifact.

    Frank appears in the story in two guises (indeed, three guises if we assume that he 'never' dies on account of the restoration of the Primary Universe through the negation of the Tangent Universe). First of all, there is the Manipulated Dead Frank who appears to Donnie as a premonition from the future of the Tangent Universe in the disturbing rabbit suit. Dead Frank is aware of Donnie's fate and destiny, and impels him to realize it so that the Primary Universe can be restored at the point where/when the Tangent Universe branched off from it. Secondly, Frank appears alive as Donnie's sister's boyfriend, whose fate unfolds within the Tangent Universe by means of Donnie's successes in realizing

    Answer by pookipoo at 1:08 AM on May. 21, 2009

  • his mission. This living boyfriend is fatally (in both senses) shot by Donnie towards the end of the film, a killing which was foreseen by Donnie (albeit through a glass darkly).

    Answer by pookipoo at 1:08 AM on May. 21, 2009

  • ummmm i think i need to watch it again! or read the book the director wrote, but thanks!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 AM on May. 21, 2009

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