This movie is not so much about the new concept as it is about good performance of an old concept. Even recycling has to be done properly, otherwise you are left with little to nothing. The first ten minutes are always tricky since it`s there that the principle of traveling back and forth in time are explained and the directors don`t want to bother the viewers with borderline physics.
Our main hero has been having black-outs since he was a kid. He blacked out at the exact moment when a certain action took place which would change the future for him and the rest of his buddies. His mom makes him write little journals, detailing his whereabouts so that he would know when the black-outs occured.
Cut forth to the present time where our main hero (Ashton Kutcher) is a student and lives in a dorm with one of his buddies from the childhood. The black-outs are a thing of the past and one day he stumbles upon his old journals. He starts re-reading them and by doing so, he gets sucked into the past, at the exact time frame of the black-out. But now he can make a difference. So he does. And the butterfly effect takes place.
It has been said something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world – Chaos theory
And as Marty Mcfly realised almost twenty years ago, Evan too realises that the actions are not a one way road but that everything changes afterwards. So we track Evan as he tries to balance the scale, which tips in either side through-out the whole movie. Everytime he changes something, somebody gets saved and at the same time another person gets hurt.
The co-stars are very good, ranging from Amy Smart to Eric Stoltz and the whole movie has a great flow which makes is enjoyable to watch. We started watching this movie to make fun of Ashton but ended up watching it cause it interested us. Nice one.