Friday, 25 November 2011

The Butterfly Effect

UK Release: 16th April 2004
Watched on DVD: Monday 21st November 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 1hr 53mins
Tagline: Change one thing, Change everything.
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A young man blocks out harmful memories of significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life.

A Quick Review: The Butterfly Effect was an odd film to watch. It had a great concept which intrigued me from the beginning and I loved the sci-fi/supernatural elements, but the bad acting from Ashton Kutcher, the terrible pacing towards the end and just the climax in general meant the film didn’t really work for me. 
It’s quite an uncomfortable film to watch actually as, while I am a great lover for the dark stuff this wasn’t dark but just twisted and actually pretty depressing. It was, admittedly, very dramatic and you never really know what’s coming but the sudden and unsatisfactory ending let it down.
I would still recommend it if it sounds like your thing, but it’s a shame it wasn’t better as it had a lot of potential to be a brilliant film...
Score: 6.5/10

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