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Donnie Darko

  1. May 20, 2004 #1
    if anyone has seen this movie i'd like to know your thoughts on how it portrais time travel.
     
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  3. May 21, 2004 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    I saw it, and I really enjoyed it. As far as the way it portrays time travel, the most notable thing is that it makes no attempt whatsoever to explain how time travel is possible. Even Back to the Future had its Flux CapacitorTM, LOL.

    Seriously though, I don't think that jusfiying time travel is within the scope of the story. They assumed that time travel is real, and told the story around it. That's why it's called "Sci-Fi".
     
  4. May 21, 2004 #3

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    OMG, that was such a good movie!!!! My youngest daughter made me watch it. We always pick movies for each other to experience. She says it's about tangent universes.

    It's a damn good movie.
     
  5. May 21, 2004 #4

    Tom Mattson

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    Actually, I just now remembered the conversation between Donnie and his science teacher about wormholes.

    Don't listen to me any more tonight, I'm drunk. :redface:
     
  6. May 21, 2004 #5

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    Didn't it have something to do with whirlwinds and airplanes? :tongue2:

    I haven't been that scared of a rabbit since Monty Python's Flying Circus.
     
  7. May 21, 2004 #6
    i liked the movies, time travel was conceived by the use of wormholes, so they say, its somewhat believable.
     
  8. May 21, 2004 #7

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    OK, I may be drunk, but I am positive that the scary rabbit is not from the Flying Circus, but the Holy Grail.

    Break out the Holy Hand Grenades! :rofl: :rofl:
     
  9. May 21, 2004 #8

    Evo

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    You are correct!! "it's a killah" "big horny teeth". :biggrin:

    Then they loppeth in the Holy hand grenade.
     
  10. May 21, 2004 #9

    Evo

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    Has anyone seen "Time Bandits"?
     
  11. May 21, 2004 #10

    hypnagogue

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    oops. Yea that's what I meant.



    Ni.
     
  12. May 21, 2004 #11

    Chi Meson

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    "MUM! DAD! It's EVIL! DON'T TOUCH it!"


    (Boom)
     
  13. May 21, 2004 #12
    I think we all need Flux Capacitors.
     
  14. May 21, 2004 #13

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    Myself and Andy watched DD with 4 non-science minded girls. We enjoyed it. They didnt.
     
  15. May 22, 2004 #14
    Hi, you should really check out the Donnie Darko website!

    It's probably the best site i've ever seen.. :biggrin:
     
  16. May 24, 2004 #15

    Chi Meson

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    Wow. THe website is better than the movie. Why did the Physics teacher have to die?
     
  17. May 24, 2004 #16
    :grumpy: I still have to see the movie!, so I don't know.
    Somebody told me about the website and I even enjoyed it without seeing the movie :smile:
     
  18. May 24, 2004 #17

    Chi Meson

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    The teacher doesn't die in the movie, he only dies in the website!
     
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