The Butterfly Effect
Since Dustin and I have the Blockbuster Online service (like NetFlix), we have been watching quite a few movies, especially some we wouldn’t otherwise see. One of those movies is “The Butterfly Effect.” Let me preface the review by saying that I really like watching all types of movies: scary, dramatic, chic flicks, mindless action, I pretty much can handle it all. This movie however, is truly disturbing.
Overall, the premise of the movie sounded pretty good: relive your memories to go back into the past and change the course of the future. However, I wasn’t counting on a past quite so horrific, I guess. I watched the first ten minutes and decided I was not going to like the movie. In fact, I started surfing on my laptop soon after, but even that was not enough to block the movie out.
While I like being scared or held in suspense by a movie, this movie actually made me feel uncomfortable. It wasn’t just about being scared, it was actually the feeling that what I was watching was wrong. Even watching the guy take a drill to his head in “Pi” did not have the same effect as watching this movie. Maybe the fact that most of the horrible events were happening to children is what set this movie apart, but whatever it was, it’s not an experience I would like to repeat. So, if you haven’t seen it, my recommendation is to not waste your time or money. If you have seen it, let me know what you thought.