Heading straight for the Wikipedia summary for this, I was greeted with the following:
S. Darko takes place in the summer of 1995, seven years after the original film. It follows Donnie Darko’s younger sister,Samantha, who – in the wake of his death – has found herself at age 17 with a broken family, mired in feelings of insignificance. She and her best friend Corey set off on a road trip to Hollywood in a bid to ‘make it big’, but their journey is cut short when their car breaks down unexpectedly, leaving them stranded in a small desert town. When a meteorite happens to crash-land nearby-
Hold on, what?
“When a meteorite happens to crash-land nearby”…
Under no circumstances can that sentence seem like a good idea to a quality scriptwriter.
Why mess this franchise up? I mean, it doesn’t need to be touched. The last movie was great. Maybe it’ll be okay, if it’s directed by the same guy.
It’s not. It’s by Chris Fisher, the guy behind Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders. If that’s not a sign of a quality movie, I don’t know what is.
Titled S. Darko, this needless movie gets released in July. Here’s to hoping I’m forced to eat my words when this turns out to be a cinematic masterpiece; I fear, however, that I’ll rather eat my own elbow than watch it.