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.
It's about a man who loses his girlfriend in a horrible car crash in the mountains only to him to gain this incredible ability to travel to the past and change the events so she's alive and well again. While I enjoy time travel movies and liked this portion of the film (the second time around when Eric's able to get a second chance and correct the situation, he tells Erica to wear her safety belt knowing a mac truck is just around the corner, and does a few nifty moves to avoid the truck hitting his vehicle) the rest of the movie afterwards turns into a mess.
Now the focus is on Eric Lively altering his world in the work environment. In one segment he stands his ground and supports a fellow employee only to be fired himself, so after encountering a nose bleed, intense migraine and lots of head shaking (the symptoms that trigger his time travel ability) Eric's able to return to the past and make it so HE'S the boss now, and the boss who fired him has to work for Eric. The roles have been reversed.
It sort of bugs me how there's never any real long-lasting storyline follow up to these segments so they end up feeling more like "Ah, revenge is so sweet!" for Eric's character before a different time travel ability comes in and changes the story in another direction. They don't elaborate more on each of Eric's time travelling incidents and considering the movie's only 90 minutes, it should be obvious we needed an extra 30 minutes at least to tell each incident better.Read more ›
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Won't play at all. For some reason it isn't recognized as a DVD. Very disappointing. Too much trouble to return.Published 1 month ago by Tracy
Well written good acting left me thinking and wanting to watch againPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good, but predicted the essence of the time paradox 5 min inPublished 2 months ago by tracy steinberg
The first movie was not bad but this one just want some fast money as a sequal. Horrible movie and there is almost nothing good.Published 3 months ago by Sammy hermans
I didn't like it as well as the first one and I didn't like it.Published 6 months ago by LEECY MADISON
I am sad to see such low ratings given to this film. Quite honestly I love this film and the first one. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Assyeng
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