BUTTERFLY EFFECT 2 (BD) [Blu-ray]
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I liked part 1, so when I saw there was a sequel, even knowing it had a very low rating, I wanted to give it chance. I love time travel movies, so if this was ANYTHING like the first one, at a minimum I figured I would get a moderate amount of enjoyment out of it.
All I got was a moderate amount of homicidal thoughts after this. I can't believe that professionals can actually create something so bad. Put aside the bland acting and the boring writing for a second, and look at the way the script was structured. The movie was a little less than 90 minutes long, yet nothing even happens for the first 52 minutes, when the movie's more than half over. There was no development of story or characters whatsoever. A complete waste of 52 minutes of screen time.
Whoever wrote this did the equivalent of building a roller coaster that travels from one side of the park to the other without EVER GOING UP, and instead travels across in a completely straight line, and so as you exit off the coaster, you're wondering "wtf was that??" The writer of this story forgot to add the one key element that makes all stories work on some level: some conflict for a protagonist to overcome, obviously. Nothing resembling drama or suspense took place until either the 52 minute mark, or the 61 minute mark. It all depends on whether you would consider his confrontation with his friend in the garage at the 52 minute mark as something significant that builds the story and moves it forward. If not, then there's definitely NOTHING that happens until the 61 minute mark, which is when he realizes that he's no longer in a relationship with his girlfriend. Now that's actually pretty interesting.Read more ›
Maybe rent it and waste your time but don't buy it unless it is for a relative who you don't like.
I absolutely adored the original Butterfly Effect. It was unique, there is virtually no other film like it other there. And it did alright actually. Enough to warrant releasing a director's cut, which took the original story to a whole different dimension.
Butterfly Effect 2 was cheap, and the story does sound quite interesting, but also at the same time, rather than going back in time through his diaries, the new guy goes back in time through photos. Not a direct copy of the original, unlike what some sequels do.
Yes, there was really no need for a sequel. And when the main star doesn't return for the sequel, you know it's basically going to crash and die before it even hits the cinema. (Keanu not returning for Speed 2 etc.) It does have an interesting storyline, but it does tend to fall flat on its face in some scenes. Eric Lively and Erica Durance make a good looking couple, and for the guys, she strips down to not very much, but they just don't have the chemistry or the charisma that Ashton Kutcher & Amy Smart had in the original. Plus, I ended up with the feeling I couldn't really care about the characters, whereas I was nearly crying at original.
It's worthwhile getting cheap, if you like watching silly movies, and it's only 88 minutes long - it's over before you know it. But don't expect an Oscar winning movie.
New Line should supply some kind of editing software and give a prize to anyone who can re-edit this straight to DVD movie into a cohesive story. It might only be a few minutes long but I think it's possible. The bigger question of course is: How does something like this get made? Were there any adults in the production pipeline who looked at the script and said, "Wow, this is great!"? Kind of staggers the imagination.
Even the synopsis on the box was incomprehensibly weird and confusing. Just like the movie. You have been warned. Life is short, don't waste it on bad movies.
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Hmmm, I remember the first Butterfly Effect being so much better/more intriguing and you know, I never even knew a sequel existed until last night. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bryan
Movie was weird I understand that they were trying to do something new but they should've just left it at the first one and called it a dayPublished 2 months ago by marcel
After watching The Butterfly Effect (2004) I was hoping to see a seconded part to the movie. I searched the internet to find there was a part 2, there was and I watched it thinking... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rainey Dawn
I love time travel themed movies. This is not so much a sequel to The Butterfly Effect but a retelling of how changing the past will alter the future with a new cast. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marvin
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