Genre Grandeur – The Butterfly Effect (2004) – MovieRob

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Time Travel Movies, here’s a review of The Butterfly Effect (2004) by me

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Abbi of  We will be reviewing our favorite Alternate Love Story movies. In order to get a better idea as to what this genre might include, check out this post by Abbi from last year. Please get me your submissions by the 25th of November by sending them to  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Abbi!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:

butterfly effect “You can’t change who people are without destroying who they were.” – Jason Treborn

Number of Times Seen – Probably 5 times  (DVD and 22 Oct 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A young man discovers that if he reads his journals from when he was younger, he can travel back in time to help shape major events in his life that he blocked out.

My Take on it – This is another grfeat time gtravel film that is such a mind bender that one MUST see this a few times before even coming close to understanding everything that they are trying to tell us.

The concept here is truly amazing and we are sucked in right from the start.

Ashton Kutcher is perfect as Evan because he’s an actor who can play sane and insane at the same time.

I loved the way that they created the alternate time lines and kept them somewhat believable in order for us to “buy” the story.

This is a great movie to keep rewatching because it is so complex that you can easily discover and absorb new things every time you see it.

This time travel movie constantly shows us the dangers and benefits that one may encounter when attempting to travel thru time.

Bottom Line – Such an amazing concept for a time travel film. Kutcher is great as Evan.  The alternate time lines are created nicely and it’s possible to believe all the changes that he keeps making in his life.  Excellent movie to rewatch in order to try and absorb everything that they are trying to tell us.  The message remains clear throughout about the dangers and unknown outcomes of changing the past. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – During one of Evan’s “flashback” scenes, he can be heard reading part of Ray Bradbury’s short story “A Sound of Thunder”. In this story, a group of people travel millions of years into the past to hunt dinosaurs. One of them accidentally steps on and kills a butterfly, which dramatically alters the future. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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8 thoughts on “Genre Grandeur – The Butterfly Effect (2004) – MovieRob

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  2. I loooove The Butterfly Effect! Such a great film. There’s a few different endings though and (like 1408) a couple of them are pretty naff. Which is your favourite?

    Great review Rob! This is a really good film I agree.

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