The Butterfly Effect (***)
The critics say this movie sucked… I think it was actually pretty good.
Starring Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Kevin Schmidt, Melora Walters, Elden Henson, Eric Stoltz, John Patrick Amedori, and William Lee Scott
Evan Treborn (Kutcher) has lost track of time. From an early age, crucial moments of his life have disappeared into a black hole of forgetting, his boyhood marred by a series of terrifying events he can’t remember. Determined to do something now that he was incapable of doing then, Evan purposely travels back in time, his present-day mind occupying his childhood body, in an attempt to re-write history and spare his friends and loved ones these traumatic experiences. By altering the events of the past, Evan hopes to transform the present. (New Line Cinema)
Logtar Rating System
* Don’t bother
**If there is nothing else in the video store
***Rent it for sure
****Go watch it in the theater today, or buy the DVD
I would like to start with my movie review disclaimer. I go to the movies to be entertained and hopefully be told a cool story, I do not overanalize things or try to find holes or mistakes neither in the plot or the production just to be entertained.
Ok this movie was great. I think the story really hits home with everyone that might have tought at one point or another, what would it be like if I could change the past. The think I like the most about the movie is that in the end it shows you that regreting the past is pointless, because what can assure you that if another path was chosen of a different decision was made, it would all be better. I do not want to spoil it but just say that my only complaint is that the ending was somewhat weak. I say it is not a go to the theater movie but definetly a rental.