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Monday, February 09, 2004
The Butterfly Effect
I paid $8 to see The Butterfly Effect and I'm not ashamed to admit it. That's right, I stand by my decision. Yeah, you're probably sitting in front of computer, thinking to yourself, "Sheesh, what a nimrod. Why would Blog pay to see that when he could have caught Along Came Polly, the finest American film I've seen in years?" Well, I'll tell you why, slappy.
The Butterfly Effect could very well be the most unintentionally hilarious movie of all time. Every single minute of it is completely misguided. Consider the following:
- Ashton Kutcher plays a brilliant psychology student. That's right, Ashton Kutcher. He took the role to show the world his skills as a dramatic actor. During the course of the film he exhibits two facial expressions: confused and more confused.
- Ashton's college roommate is inexplicably played by a 400 lb actor covered in heavy goth makeup.
- The movie is chock full of grim imagery ranging from puppy abuse to heroin addiction. Because the movie stars Ashton Kutcher, all of this incites instantaneous giggling instead of the gasps the filmmakers were obviously shooting for.
- In one key scene, Ashton wakes up and discovers he has no arms. The expression on his face after discovering this? Priceless.
- Because of his brilliant mind, Ashton's character has the ability to transport himself back and forth through time. Rather than change things for the better, he inadvertently kills several close friends, turns into a frat boy turns his girlfriend into a junkie and blows himself up with a pipe bomb.
If you're the sort of person that considers Friends to be the finest sitcom of all time, will you find The Butterfly Effect funny? Probably not. For everyone else though, it's a one way ticket to Urinesoakedpants Town.