Movie where you can say: I don't get it!

Lithuania
September 16, 2010 5:31pm CST
Movie that you don't understand even when you watch it for the second time?Movie that leaves you feeling wondering:what the hell was that?For me, it's Donnie Darko.It's not a bad movie, but I really think it's weird.I don't get it.What about you?
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@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
16 Sep 10
Be Cool. That is the only movie I fell asleep on in the theater! I don't even remember what it was about.
• Lithuania
17 Sep 10
Thank you for joining "I don't get it" club!
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
17 Sep 10
Hehe.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
16 Sep 10
Hi Silvercoin There are a couple of movies I can think of right now that got me saying "UH... I DON'T GET IT" 1. Spirit.... with Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johannsen,and Eva Mendez I just couldn't grasp that one at all 2. The Watchmen .... I didn't get that one cuz it just bored me to tears and I didn't make an effort to even try and understand that one
• United States
17 Sep 10
I've not yet seen The Spirit, but I have seen The Watchmen. I think you have to be familiar with the comics/graphic novel to appreciate those types of movies. It's like someone going to see the X-Men and having no clue about the characters. Some of these types though such as The Watchmen, 300, Sin City, are so complex with subplots that work very well in book format but are difficult to deal with in the film simply because of length. The films also just simply cannot do justice to the artwork one finds in a graphic novel. Though I did admire the films I have seen who made an effort to give it that graphic novel feel. Namaste-Anora
• Lithuania
17 Sep 10
Haven't seen The Spirit,as for the Watchmen, it's the type of movie I can watch only with someone commenting and making me stay alive.
• United States
16 Sep 10
Silver- I love Donnie Darko!!! It's about schizophrenia and does a wonderful job of getting across to the audience just what someone living with schizophrenia is going through. I admit, it is definitely very dark, but it is very well done. Thinking though on movies that leave me feeling very odd after them I would say 23 with Jim Carey did it for me. That movie was so incredibly dark, twisted, and bizarre that you just left going, wow. Again, another movie about O.C. with delusions but very well done. I would recommend both movies though if people want to see some very good acting, and incredible direction. Namaste-Anora
• Lithuania
17 Sep 10
I hope I'll never experience things like Donnie. 23 was very twisted..I used to think Jim can't play serious roles, but he did it.There's something about Inception I don't get it fully, but I can't say the movies are bad because they're difficult to understand and need some brain work.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
18 Sep 10
There have been a few movies that have confused me a little such as Primer due to some of the theories involved in it and the lingo used. I guess it is one I will have to watch again. Donnie Darko is is one that I suggest you watch again, it only gets better on repeated viewings. There are some great concepts explored in Donnie Darko. Also the directors cut of it explains a bit more but I won't spoil it for you just in case you do watch it again
• United States
17 Sep 10
I honestly can't think of a movie that I didn't understand. There are several that are just so bad I don't understand the point of them, but I don't know of a movie that the plot or story genuinely confused me. I wanted to also add that I've seen S. Darko, which is a pseudo-sequel about Donnie's little sister Samantha. It was really nifty. Not nearly as good as the originally, mainly because it wasn't written/directed by the same person, but it was cool nonetheless.
17 Sep 10
I am with you on Donnie Darko, I've watched it twice and both times left me wondering why in hells name do so many people love it. I will no doubt watch it again in the hope that maybe I will understand it. I also end up watching movies where lots of people have banged on about how good it is and ended up wondering what for them made it so good as to me it was just average or a bit strange.
@nikramos (701)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
There's a movie i've been trying to finish. i watched it in 4 sittings already because i always find myself pausing, getting bored, and deciding to continue it some other time. It's called Australia. well it stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman so i was kind of enticed to see it thinking it might be interesting. but guess what, it's the first movie that came to mind when i saw this discussion and needless to say i haven't figured out for myself what the plot is even about. i grasp very little sense out of the events happening in that movie. i don't even know how the scenes of the movie evolved and yeah i'm almost finished with it. i could have just blamed myself being "slow" for that day but every time i try to continue to watch and understand it, i still don't, not a bit.
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
17 Sep 10
Many scenarios I can't understand fully in movies. Like Harry Potter, I haven't read the book, but I did watch the movie. Dose someone know that how did Harry Potter beat Lord Voldemort finally? I couldn't get it. I only saw the strong Voldemort was beaten suddenly without any reason.