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The Butterfly Effect, a review by Silence_of_Lambs


The Butterfly Effect  



Summary:
A young man (Ashton Kutcher) blocks out harmful memories of significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life.

My Thoughts:
This was the second time I watched this movie.
I didn't quite like it the first time and rewatched it today (two years after the first attempt), because I'm frequently told that this is a great movie and I surely must have missed something important if I don't like it.

I still don't really like it, probably never will!
And that for two reasons:
1. Ashton Kutcher is a terrible actor, even though for his capabilities he's doing quite well here, it's still far below what a talented actor might have made of this role.
2. The script is full of plausibility leaks! A Fantasy movie on time travel doesn't have to be realistic (how could it be that?), but at least it should keep to the logical system it set up. While I can accept that those who caused the change of the present still have memories of the alternative pasts, it's hard to see why some of the involved have this too and others don't.

I admit that it's quite entertaining (provided you keep your brain in "Sleep Mode") and has an interesting story, but that's about it.


My Rating: (out of possible 5)


(From Michael's random reviews on November 9th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Click, a review by Tom




Title: Click
Year: 2006
Director: Frank Coraci
Rating: PG-13
Length: 108 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 3
Subtitles: English, French

Stars:
Adam Sandler
Kate Beckinsale
Christopher Walken
David Hasselhoff
Henry Winkler

Plot:
A harried workaholic, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) doesn't have time for his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and children, not if he's to impress his ungrateful boss and earn a well-deserved promotion. So when he meets Morty (Christopher Walken), a loopy sales clerk, he gets him to bypass life's little distractions with increasingly hysterical results. But as Michael gleefully mutes, skips and scans past his family and his friends, the remote gradually takes over his life and begins to program him, in this fast, funny and out-of-control comedy adventure.

Awards:
Academy Award2006NominatedBest MakeupKazuhiro Tsuji, Bill Corso
ASCAP Awards2007WonTop Box Office FilmsRupert Gregson-Williams
Casting Society of America Awards2007NominatedRoger Mussenden
MTV Movie Awards2007NominatedBest Comedic PerformanceAdam Sandler
Teen Choice Awards2006NominatedChoice Summer Movie: Comedy
Teen Choice Awards2006NominatedMovies - Choice Actor: ComedyAdam Sandler
Teen Choice Awards2006NominatedMovies - Choice ChemistryKate Beckinsale, Adam Sandler
Teen Choice Awards2006NominatedMovies - Choice Comedy
Teen Choice Awards2006NominatedMovies - Choice Hissy FitAdam Sandler
Young Artist Awards2007NominatedBest Family Feature Film (Comedy or Musical)
Young Artist Awards2007NominatedTatum McCann


Extras:
Closed Captioned
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
A modern take on "It's a Wonderful Life" that I enjoyed. The movie dragged a little when Adam Sandler first tries out the power of the remote control, but this is needed to set up the side-effect of it. That part I enjoyed.
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This was the part which qualifies it for me for my time-travel movies thread.
When I had first watched it, I expected the movie to end with the scene
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But it continues on
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On the one hand, I am a bit disappointed about this, because it is just such a Hollywood ending, but on the other hand how did I expect a "It's a Wonderful Life" story to end?
There are also some fun cast to watch. Christopher Walken as the angel. Unexpected surprise is David Hasselhoff, who did a good job playing the boss. Julie Kavner (voice of Simpson's Marge) and Henry Winkler (Fonzie) appear as Adam Sandler's parents. And Kate Beckinsale is really hot in this movie.

Rating:

(From Tom's Time-Travel Movie Reviews on April 5th, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Charmed Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


Disc 2:

4. Size Matters
A hideous demon shrinks Phoebe to a powerless five inches and uses her as bait to trap the other two sisters.

My Thoughts:
This is a really good episode. One of my favorites. But that could be because of the guest star in this one. Has one of my favorite horror genre actors in it. Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger)... he plays the "demon of the week" in this episode. And the episode is a lot of fun.

5. Knight To Remember
After conjuring up a medieval prince and discovering she was an evil enchantress in a past life, Paige must save Phoebe and Piper who have become trapped in the Dark Ages.

My Thoughts:
This is a pretty good episode. It is the episode that Piper and Phoebe decide it is time to have Paige move in with them. And it also is one where we find out about Paige's past life... an evil past of a Charmed One... like the show never did that before! But I guess it is ok to recycle some ideas now that the series has a new start with a new sister. Just as long as they don't go to far with it.... and if memory serves me right... they didn't.

6. Brain Drain
When The Source taps into Piper's brain and alters her perception of reality, Phoebe and Paige work quickly before she gives up all their powers.

My Thoughts:
This is a good episode... I did enjoy it. But what is it about fantasy shows? It is like they all must have those "What if I am really crazy... and in a nut house?" episode. Don't get me wrong... I think they did a really good job with it. But it just seems like every fantasy series must have this story in there somewhere.

7. Black As Cole
Phoebe encounters Cole's demonic past when the sisters help a widow seek vengeance on a demon that killed her fiance.

My Thoughts:
This is a pretty good episode. Is a big Cole episode... and a major turning-point for the character... as his demon half gets vanquished.

(From Charmed Marathon on June 27th, 2008)