The Butterfly Effect

Topics: Time travel, Donnie Darko, Mother Pages: 2 (728 words) Published: May 10, 2005
"Butterfly Effect" was perhaps one of the best films I have ever seen. I found it mysterious, interesting and fascinating. I wanted to write my reaction paper about "Butterfly Effect" because of the similarity to the film we saw in class called "Donnie Darko". Both films investigate the issue of destiny thoroughly. Both film had a male character that has memories, dreams or black outs which make them at first confused. But later on, they realized the power they have in order to change their destiny. The main difference between those two films is their endings. While Donnie Darko has a bad ending, Butterfly effect ends more optimistic. We can say the end of the film in "butterfly effect" is left to the audience to interpret. Also Donnie Darko had the time travel once but the main character Evan had the time travel several times. Both films impressed me much and changed my view about destiny. But the reason I write about ‘' Butterfly Effect" is that it was more realistic than "Donnie Darko". (Rabbit) While watching the film my suspense level was always at the top. Some points were kept mystical and contradictory till the end of the film. At the first scenes in Film, it is a little bit hard to understand what is happening, but later on, the story can be understand easily. At the beginning we know just that the main character Evan is living with his mom and has a bad childhood with full of missing memories and black outs. He

started to get psychological treatment right after drawing a violent picture in school and do not remembering it. His mom was anxious, because she doesn't want her son to be like his father. The audience is curious about his father for a while. We can only understand Evan's father's existence after the first meeting of them in the insane asylum. His father tried to kill Evan by saying that he want to end this curse. Both Evan and we (the audience) didn't understand why his father is doing this because Evan realized his power and the...
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