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The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By Alatyr. 02/10/09, 03:27 am

I just wanted to make a topic saying how amazingly awesome these two movies are.


THEY ARE AMAZINGLY AWESOME.

If you have not seen either of these, then go out and rent/buy/steal them.
I watched Donnie Darko at about 10pm, then stayed up 'til 4am afterwards thinking..

"Wth."
And then went Snowboarding at 7am. Fun times.

But yes! GREAT MOVIES!
So watch them, or feel my displeasure.
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Post By Le_Saboteur. 02/10/09, 04:11 am

I quite liked Donnie Darko, and didn't mind the Butterfly Effect. I wish that both of them went a bit further into the ideas they portrayed, but... They're movies, not science doco's Very Happy Both very enjoyable!
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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By Alatyr. 02/10/09, 05:33 am

Yes. If they we're adapted into books, where the ideas could be further explored, i might just explode.
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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By Thornback. 02/10/09, 05:58 am

Donnie Darko is rather fantastic, but I found the Butterfly Effect a tad shallow.

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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By Madam Madhatter. 02/10/09, 06:03 am

Donnie Darko is stunning.

I have not seen Butterfly effect though.
Is it good?
What is it about?
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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By Alatyr. 02/10/09, 06:11 am

The butterfly effect is about this fellow who had blackouts when he was young, and then when he was older found he could go back through time and return to the time he had the blackouts by reading his journals and change history.

How do you mean shallow?
If that sounds like an accusation it's not, i'm just wondering :)
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Post By Madam Madhatter. 02/10/09, 06:18 am

Hmm interesting.
I shall track it down.
Thanks!
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Post By Alatyr. 02/10/09, 06:21 am

No problem, the more people i enlighten the better ^-^

Apparently there is a Butterfly Effect 2, but i have not seen, and i'm not sure wether i want to, just incase it sucks and tarnishes my veiw of the first movie ;-;

So undecided.
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Post By Le_Saboteur. 02/10/09, 06:26 am

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Yes. If they we're adapted into books, where the ideas could be further explored, i might just explode.

... There are several books out there with the same themes, and even more thesis'! They're not as entertaining, of course. Lots of stuff on the interwebs. Even youtube has a lot of very cool viewing if you're into it. And, thankfully, a lot of them are explained in a way that you don't have to be an astrophysicist to understand. Carl Sagan vids are win. Example. Also interesting is Imagining the Tenth Dimension. There's waaay more in depth stuff out there, but this is a good starting point if you're interested in it.

/carl sagan love
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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By Alatyr. 02/10/09, 06:29 am

...

Marry me?
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Post By Thornback. 02/10/09, 06:31 am

I kinda mean that it didn't explore the ideas it presented in enough depth- there was so much more they could have done with that movie.

Oh, and don't see the second film. Watched it one summer holiday when I was bored out of my mind. Quite horrible. Just like a rehash of the first film, but with more melodrama and worse acting.

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Post By JVCA. 02/10/09, 06:33 am

Donnie Darko is one giant mindtrip. That is all.
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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By Le_Saboteur. 02/10/09, 06:43 am

Thornback wrote:
I kinda mean that it didn't explore the ideas it presented in enough depth- there was so much more they could have done with that movie.


I totally agree with you on that. A lot of people aren't really interested in going too far into it, though... most at the movies want a little chill down the spine and that's it. It's a pity there aren't more movies made for nerds :]

I just had a thought; if you guys like this sort of thing, you should check out Time Crimes. It's a spanish movie(subbed) about time travel. It's not hugely related to these movies, but time travel is sweet so yay! Low budget and not a lot of box office appeal, but the story is sooo good, lots of thrills and it... actually makes sense!

Projekt, only if zombie Carl Sagan is my maid of honour. If you can manage that then, sure!
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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By Alatyr. 02/10/09, 06:55 am

I agree with the last three comments.

Especailly JVCA's.

And i'm down with that, as long as Alexisonfire is the band =D
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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By deceptivemagick. 08/10/09, 11:27 pm

I liked both of them i love a movie that is different and surprises me
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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By Cronenburger. 10/10/09, 12:20 pm

I am pretty fond of Donnie Darko. The Butterfly Effect, on the other hand, while not that great, was pretty decent (especially considering who was cast as the lead).

The director's cut of Donnie Darko is pretty good at expanding on some of the ideas that it presents, but I feel the theatrical cut is good enough on its own. In fact, I think you could take away all the time travel elements in Donnie Darko and it would still be an interesting film, solely because of the exploration of Donnie's character (and his relationships with friends/family).

Plus, the Smurfs rant is always fun.
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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By Guest. 10/10/09, 12:32 pm

the butterfly effect was intolerable because of the main cast actor, ne?

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Post By Cronenburger. 10/10/09, 12:37 pm

I don't think a better actor would have made that much of a difference.
The Butterfly Effect isn't exactly a movie that ages well. The more you think about it, the sillier it is. It takes itself too seriously be fun, but isn't good enough to be taken seriously.
Still, I am sure anyone going into the movie will be surprised by how awful it isn't. I was.
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Re: The Butterfly Effect/Donnie Darko
Post By level10. 11/10/09, 04:54 am

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