The Butterfly Effect--don't be fooled

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The Butterfly Effect--don't be fooled

Post by Remo D » Sun Jan 25, 2004 7:31 pm

Don't be fooled by the trailer, that is. And forget the Demi Moore/Kelso jokes--precious few laughs to be had here.

Typical "Twilight Zone" deal, right? Even done on "The Simpsons." Travelling back into the past to try and fix something, only to mess it up every time?

Yeah, that's there... but the trailer still made me think it dealt with something as basic as losing a girlfriend to an auto accident.

Unless you've read the reviews, you have no idea just how HARSH the material actually is. Have a soft spot for ANYTHING? Something terrible happens to it here. And I can assure you that if the subject matter had been accurately reflected in the publicity, precious few people would have WANTED to see this.

The basic plot remains as I suggested above--and yes, I suppose THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT goes on just a bit too long (there's one bittersweet point where I, myself, would have brought up the credits), and it never really gets past the ramifications originally presented in the above examples. And yet it's all well done enough to remain compelling, familiar or not.

Some may not consider this "horror," but I can assure you that there's plenty of disturbing material to be found here--I cringed and jumped repeatedly, I must confess. Good sign for 2004, I suppose--now let's see someone get that reaction WITHOUT using a TZ/Simpsons plot!
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Post by shawn porter » Mon Jan 26, 2004 7:08 pm

i can't decide it kind of looks interesting, i figured it might have something to do with chaos theory but i guess ill have to see it.

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Post by FOG » Fri Jan 30, 2004 11:27 am

I saw it cause I had nothing to do...

Pretty funny stuff.
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Post by Darth Tanner » Fri Feb 27, 2004 6:09 am

Haven't been out to see anything in awhile, but I did catch this and thought it was pretty good. Ashton Kutcher is not one of my favorite actors, but his performance was pretty decent as well as Amy Smart's. But Eric Stoltz was really outstanding in his cameo as the evil neighbor. I agree with Remo that this movie is a good sign that 2004 will be a decent year for genre films. But I don't want to speak too soon:)
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