S Darko, the sequel to Donnie Darko should have never been done. Donnie Darko was a confusing, thoughtful, twisted, nail biting movie. Which I was a huge fan of, and I was expecting a lot from S. Darko because of that, but I was thoroughly disappointed.
S Darko takes place seven years after Donnie’s death and Samantha Darko (Daveigh Chase (reprising her role from the original) and her best friend Corey (Briana Evigan) decide to take a road trip out to California. On their way their car breaks down in a small town in Utah, where the meet up with Randy (Ed Westwick) the town rebel, and Jeremy (Jackson Rathbone) the town nerd. While waiting for their car to be fixed they stay in the town and start to become familiarized with the town folks. Corey immediately starts her partying while Sam in anxious to leave the town after a meteorite strikes a windmill and a burned out Desert Storm vet (James Laferty) predicts that the world while end in four days. Can Time travel really be possible? If so will Sam be able to change the future?
I was dissatisfied with this remake not because of the acting per-say, The writing was poor. I was expecting to be on the edge of my seat and I was merely disinterested in the story. There was nothing new, the writers Nathan Atkins and Richard Kelly merely just took Donnie Darko and rewrote it, but not as good. I believe the actors did what they could with the script, but they were not given much to work with.
This movie is very forgettable and that is probably a good thing, I just hate that it took away some of my liking for Donnie Darko. If you never saw Donnie Darko you may be able to enjoy this one, however if you are a Donnie Darko fan I would not recommend!