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*** Official THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT Discussion Thread


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#1 of 117 Paul_Scott

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Posted January 11 2004 - 09:01 AM

saw this trailer before ROTK and it made me curious.
Kutcher looks like he actually gives a performance in the film and the premise and theme looks intriguing.

#2 of 117 Bill J

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Posted January 11 2004 - 09:45 AM

The premise is intriguing, but from the trailers I have seen I have a feeling they will screw it up (and that has nothing to do with Kutcher being in the film). Posted Image

I recommend reading Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder".

I will definitely give this film a chance though.

#3 of 117 Mark McLeod

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Posted January 11 2004 - 10:08 AM

The trailer is misleading..

The premise is really interesting and only really hinted at in the trailer. It's a really solid movie (almost surprisingly so) and Kutcher actually does a good job in it.

I can't comment any further on any specifics but you should be plesantly surprised. I know I was.

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#4 of 117 Justin_S

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Posted January 11 2004 - 10:31 AM

This was one of my most anticipated films of last year until they delayed it till 2004. It'll be great to finally get to see this one. Hopefully the delays don't mean its been butchered.

#5 of 117 Mark McLeod

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Posted January 11 2004 - 10:48 AM

Justin,

Butchered in what sense?. The final film is pretty violent and is "R" rated in the US.

It deals with some pretty dark subject matter yet at the same time has a strong message that despite the dark subject matter can be applied to every day life.

I really hope the film does well. I for one know I'll be seeing it again when it's released.
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#6 of 117 ChrisBEA

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Posted January 11 2004 - 11:09 AM

I am really looking forward to this, the premise is intriguing and the trailers have been good.

#7 of 117 Bill J

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Posted January 11 2004 - 11:30 AM

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This was one of my most anticipated films of last year until they delayed it till 2004. It'll be great to finally get to see this one. Hopefully the delays don't mean its been butchered.
They probably delayed it because they thought it would preform better at the box office in January.

#8 of 117 Justin_S

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Posted January 11 2004 - 11:53 AM

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Butchered in what sense?

Usually when films get pushed back, the films are tinkered with by the studio, thus turning them into royal messes. I'm not talking about violence, I'm talking about changing several things around entirely. Its happened several times in the past. Check out Supernova for just one of many examples. I've been waiting for this film for more than a little while, and was hoping it didn't suffer a similar fate. Your words are most reassuring.

#9 of 117 Garrett Lundy

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Posted January 12 2004 - 04:29 AM

Unless the trailer is wrong, the "butterfly effect", a theory that chaos is the M.O. of the universe, and a movie about a character who can only die, no matter what happens to prevent it.

Not only is the name of movie inappropriate, but isn't this just the first half of The Time Machine turned into a full-length movie?
"Did you know that more people are murdered at 92 degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once. Lower temperatures, people are easy-going, over 92 and it's too hot to move, but just 92, people get irritable."

#10 of 117 Craig S

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Posted January 12 2004 - 05:21 AM

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I recommend reading Ray Bradbury's short story "A Sound of Thunder".
Which is also coming to a screen near you in 2004.

Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

 

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


#11 of 117 Shawn_KE

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Posted January 12 2004 - 05:45 AM

Thanks for posting that link Bill, gives a pretty good insight to what the Butterfly Effect means.

I look forward to the movie, the first trailer I was a bit undecided if I wanted to see it or not, but I'll give it a try.

#12 of 117 Marc_Sulinski

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Posted January 12 2004 - 06:28 AM

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I can't comment any further on any specifics but you should be plesantly surprised. I know I was.

So you have actually seen the movie?

#13 of 117 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted January 12 2004 - 07:43 AM

My friend was going to see it at Sundance before it opens so I am interested on his opinion.
The trailer looks great. I hope it's decent. I love Time travel kinda movies.

How did you see it Mark?

#14 of 117 Mark McLeod

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Posted January 12 2004 - 08:03 AM

Yeah I've actually seen the movie. Saw it last week.

I'm a critic so I get to see things early all the time. It also explains why I can't post a detailed review untill it opens. Don't want to upset the publicists that are nice enough to let me see things early.

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#15 of 117 Michael Pakula

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Posted January 15 2004 - 09:13 AM

Anyone looking forward to this besides me?. At first I wasn't to sure about it since because of Ashton Kutcher but, I am a big fan of time travel movies So I will at least check it out. I was also looking on Upcoming Movies and Greg from the site had a chance to see the movie and he seemed to like it.


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#16 of 117 Hendrik

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Posted January 15 2004 - 09:26 AM

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#17 of 117 Justin_S

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Posted January 15 2004 - 09:27 AM

I've been looking forward to it for too long now. Anyways, check here:

http://www.hometheat....hreadid=178023

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Posted January 15 2004 - 10:28 AM

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#19 of 117 Paul_Scott

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Posted January 15 2004 - 11:36 AM

i just read Bikkits review of the film.
predictibly, they trash AKs performance.
one of the qualities of the trailer i found interesting was that it looked like AK would be able to handle the dramatic requirements of the material.
i'm not saying the reiviewer is wrong or biased, obviously because i haven't seen the film yet.

i just have a hard time with people dumping on an actor like AK while all the while Keanu Reeves, who has very very very little to offer as an actor besides his pretty mug, is consistently cast in top shelf, high profile productions.

#20 of 117 Hendrik

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Posted January 16 2004 - 08:37 AM

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