Let’s Do The Time Warp

The Butterfly Effect

Evan Treborn, college student and time traveler, has just turned his life into a poop sandwich. As a young boy, some heavy trauma f’d him up good. Blocking it out as a teenager only makes him spontaneously black out.

The Butterfly Effect

Now, as he reads back over his journal (the man version of a diary), he’s able to transport himself back to those moments in time, where his future self, knowing the consequences of his former actions, sets out to do right. But every time he does, it changes the outcome of his current place in time. Just the sheer implications of this head rush is causing train-wreck damage to his already factory-second brain. His nose bleeds a lot, too. Ick.

The Butterfly Effect

In one of these time excursions, he dumps his past girlfriend in order to save her life in the here and now. Every time he does this, it screws something else up. I guess Eric should’ve taken that class on the Chaos Theory, of which I’m an expert, despite the fact my nose doesn’t bleed until punched.

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect (2004) is a cool idea for a movie and even somewhat believable, given how the there are no dork ass special effects and a coherent, intelligent script. Didn’t see any butterflies, though. Butterflies are kinda neat. 

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