*This film was initially picked by a Patreon subscriber, however…it didn’t quite work out
Oh my goodness gracious, where to begin with The Butterfly Effect…first of all, if you’re not familiar, the story is about college student Evan Treborn (Ashton Kutcher) who can go back in time and change the past simply by reading his childhood journals. These changes have a profound effect on his life when he comes back to the present.
I was already nervous about this film to begin with. I’d read the plot overview and parts of the plot were already bothering me. But when the time came to actually watch the time traveling segments, I got to one scene in particular and I just couldn’t watch any further. Put simply, the plot of this film is f*cked up, and I mean that in the worst way possible. There’s stuff in here that I am just not comfortable watching. I know as a film blogger that I should try and go outside my comfort zone, but this is too far for me.
That being said, I do agree with the criticism the film gets that says the “butterfly effect” in the film doesn’t go far enough. The overall idea is that one minor change can have huge consequences for everyone and everything. In the film, these changes appear to be limited to Evan and his friends. I can understand why the film would minimize the changes due to budget constraints, it’s not really a true “butterfly effect” is it?
I’m sorry I couldn’t get all the way through this film, this is just a film that doesn’t work for me, on any level.
Let me know what you think about The Butterfly Effect in the comments below and have a great day!
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