Wednesday, 24 October 2007

The Butterfly Effect 2

I wonder sometimes at the sanity of studios. See, I would have to wonder who thought The Butterfly Effect warranted a sequel. The first movie was fucking awful and made absolutely no sense whatsoever.

I remember my girlfriend at the time loved it, it was her favourite film. She insisted I watch it with her, despite my reservations. I watched it then took it apart, pointed out why it was utter nonsense and she then sulked for the rest of the evening. But then, she was pretty fucking sulky, so bollocks to her.

So some cunt thought it would be a good idea to make a sequel…

First things first, this is only 76 minutes long. The DVD case will say the running time is 10 minutes longer, but that is ALL credits. This movie has the longest end credits I've seen in years, and for no good reason; they're just indulgent and really really slow. Why? To pad out the running time, of course.

I'm not kidding when I say this story could have been told in 45 minutes. I've never seen so much plot filler in my life. Two completely superfluous sex scenes (in one, the main man's wife keeps her bra on – is that for certification or for herself? If for herself, why the fuck would you accept a role where one character has sex with another? Ami I being naive?), a shit-awful story and so-so acting – except the main man, who is largely pretty good.

Story: blokey and friends are in a car accident, and everyone dies or something. Except him. His girfriend dies, anyway. A year later, he discovers he can travel back to certain points in time by looking at a photograph and making the camera go all jiggly, and picking his nose until it bleeds. When back in time, he can change events and thus, change their future. When he comes back and his nose is bleeding, events in the present are altered.

This way, he brings his girlie back, gets himself promoted and has sex in the lavs of a restaurant. Yay. He also owns a BMW in this future – a dead giveaway, I would have thought, that he has become a complete cunt after changing these past events. And guess what? In the BMW future, he is indeed a cunt!

I don't even know if this 'review' is making sense. Maybe it's best that it doesn't, because the movie sure as bananas doesn't. It's just so fucking shit. Shit shit shit shit shit shit shit. Could have been an interesting Twilight Zone episode or something, but not dragged out to a movie.

Fuck this, rent Severance or something equally amusing instead.


B.E. Earl said...

I was going to comment on how much I liked Severance, when I realized that I was confusing it with Malevolence...a truly decent old school slasher flick filmed here on Long Island.

I haven't seen Severance yet, but I remember the ads and it looked funny.

badgerdaddy said...

Oh, it's pretty funny alright. A couple of scenes were absolutely delightful too. And if you're familiar with the wonderful Blackadder over there, the chap that plays Lord Percy is in Severance, and he's brilliant.

lotus07 said...

I don't watch sequels, I don't watch any movie that I even think is going to be made into a sequel. It is the cancer of tinseltown. I have pretty much given into only watching Turner Classic Movies. You can see my reviews on most of those on my blog.

Real Live Lesbian said...

I abhorred The Butterfly Effect. Thanks for the recommendation. Severence it is.

Slyde said...

i know, i havent put up a post lately.... its just because i havent seen any shitty movies lately... really!

badgerdaddy said...

Thanks, Lotus and RLL for coming by, nice to see you!