The Butterfly Effect

The “Butterfly Effect” is the propensity of a system to be sensitive to initial conditions.Such systems over time become unpredictable,this idea gave rise to the notion of a butterfly flapping it’s wings in one area of the world,causing a tornado or some such weather event to occur in another remote area of the world.

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Touted as one of the best movies of 2004, something different for a change, not a sequel, not a remake, an actual original idea. I’ve been meaning to watch it for a long time, since I first heard about it.

I finally got around to watching it tonight, I grabbed it along with a load of others during one of my Sungei Wang 3 for 10 trips I think.

It’s a thought provoking movie, which would you have chosen? Your perfection or others…

Definately not a feelgood movie, but tragic and dark, makes you wonder, imagine and try and work out what will happen next as things inevitably go from bad to worse.

The acting on the whole is good, it was written off my most serious ‘critics’ due to the lead actor only having played cheesy teen movie roles, I personally think he did very well though and the support actors were good too (Kayleigh, her brother and her father).

It’s definately worth watching, something a little out of the ordinary. The concept itself is not original (time travel, changing the future by altering the past), but it’s well done and artistic and the way in which it’s done is original.

It’s a shame it was taken off the cinema so soon too, I guess a lot of people wouldn’t get it, or it’s too much effort to watch, oh well that’s commercialism for you.

I saw the Directors cut, so extra scenes and a different ending from the theatrical release and ending I prefer, I always prefer the darker ones rather than the theatrical endings which are cheesed up for the happy American style ending. It’s happened in a lot of movies, the cheese at the end kills it for me, when I see the directors cut I’m like “Wow this was actually a good movie”..

If you haven’t seen it, go ahead.

I give it a well worth it 8 out of 10.

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5 Responses to The Butterfly Effect

  1. suanie May 26, 2005 at 3:14 pm #

    yeah it sort of freaked me out a bit.

    pirated stuff rulez

  2. archangel May 27, 2005 at 12:01 am #

    me rate it 9/10..
    nicely twisted… (de movie..)

  3. FA May 27, 2005 at 1:02 am #

    This cuntry kicks so much ass. *sniff*

  4. Dabido (Teflon) May 27, 2005 at 8:05 am #

    …which would I have chosen, my perfection or others? Ptttthhhhhh!!!!! No brainer! Everyone elses perfection! Not much work to be done on me! heeeheee hee hee! 🙂
    *sigh* I just crack me up! *sigh* 🙂

  5. Butterfly Fan May 28, 2005 at 6:55 am #

    I love this movie very much, I don’t remember how many times I watched it over and over. It was too good, and a nice story. Anyway, I prefer the happy ending.