posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 12:33 PM
Originally posted by bordnlazy
What i didn't understand about the movie was, IF by not getting killed by the jet engine caused the anomally that in his future caused the temporal
tornado that brought the engine back in time to killl him, then how the heck does him dying affect the timeline?
I haven't watched it in a while, but everything effects everything else. If he did not die from the engine, then he would have never burn the
pervert's house down causing the crazy religious lady to ask Donnie's mother to take Donnie's sister on that flight causing both the mother and
sister to die AS WELL AS Donnie's girlfriend being in a location (because of Donnie) to be killed. There are various other points, but I recall those
being the main ones for your question.
Donnie is attempting to correct a mistake/modify "God's Path" by sacrificing himself for the good of others as a Jesus figure. If Donnie dies, the
series of events caused by him never happened, then those people live.
So why did God make a mistake? Was Frank the rabbit messing with "God's Plan" by getting Donnie out of bed OR was Frank "just seeing what would
happen when the world fell apart"?
For those that noticed there was two changes at the point of the timelines splitting. One is the obvious of Donnie getting/not getting out of bed.
This was of course because of Frank's involvement as well as something else that I will get to in a moment. The second often unnoticed one is when
his sister sneaks into the house and leans against the door. The first time this happens we don't have any indication of where she has been. HOWEVER
the second time it is hinted that it is her boyfriend FRANK. The strange thing is that only in the second one do we hear a car horn signaling as it
races off. Is this an indication (for Donnie) that Frank/Bunny is leaving, done or that everything is going to be ok?
The other thing I mentioned (and something that I have always been curious about) is why Donnie is laughing at the end. He stated that his fear is
that everyone dies alone. Does his sacrifice (staying in bed after he knows what is about to happen) cause him to feel connected to a greater whole
then merely himself. Is this happy, apifany (sp?) laugher?
Just a wild stab as Ihave not seen it in a while. I am patiently waiting for the director's cut to be release on video though.