Saturday, May 29, 2004
Metaphilm - Donnie Darko: "Donnie watches the clouds gather above his house, and then scenes from the movie run in reverse. Donnie is back in his bed on the night of his death. He laughs. He should laugh: he has time traveled, and now he will die�but Gretchen won�t be murdered. His family will weep but the world won�t come to an end at the close of twenty-eight days. He�s sacrificed himself to prove that God exists, that God is indeed sovereign over everything�and if God exists then no one dies alone, it is safe to die, and the world doesn�t have to come to an end. His death does change the future, profoundly, but he laughs because he�s learned that death isn�t the worst thing that can happen to a person, not by half. "