S. Darko: The Good Yet Unnecessary Sequel

S. DARKO

DIRECTOR: Chris Fisher

STARRING:  Daveigh Chase, Briana Evigan, Ed Westwick, James Lafferty

GENRE: Thriller

YEAR: 2009

COUNTRY: United States

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?

Alright, now back to S. Darko. I started this review back in November and I am just know finishing it. Amazing how prioritizing pushes everything to the back burner. Anyways, while I really hate this film with a passion, I really did like Samantha Darko. For how poorly she was written, she was portrayed decently. The set design for the film is far less desirable than Donnie Darko, but it wasn’t horrible. The music follows the haunting and dark themes of Donnie Darko, which is one of the few things this film did right. S. Darko was not able to capture the magic of its predecessor, but still followed the general theme.

Anyways, there really wasn’t anything I liked about S. Darko. There really was absolutely no reason to even make this film, it was that bad. Some  of the characters were interesting, the majority of them were absolutely droll. Wow, I don’t even speak like that, yet this film can only be described as droll. Well, I guess horrible and unnecessary work as well. Look for more of these kinds of films in the future. I have been getting back into the groove of watching at least something every single day and they have not all been great.

PROS:

  • Interesting characters.
  • Enjoyable score.

CONS:

  • Unnecessary Sequel.
  • Awkward performances.
  • Unfortunately bad storytelling.

SCORES: 4.5 / 10

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