Evan, the protagonist of the movie, named the Butterfly Effect, behaved
strange when he was a child and suffered from amnesia. For some reasons,
he made terrible mistakes and was a victim of several traumas in his
childhood but he could not remember. One day, Evan traveled back in time
by reading the diary that recorded things he had forgot. He wanted to
save himself and his friends via using his ability and correcting the
past. However, every time after he went back and changed the past to
compensate for the mistakes, the things were leaded to a more terrible
result. After Evan realizes that all he did would trigger ‘butterfly
effect’ and end in vain, he traveled back to his mother’s uterus and
committed suicide, which stopped him to be born and protected his friend
by eliminating the source of ‘disasters’.
The movie is well-constructed. The director uses flashback to
make the audience attracted and nervous, and the hints set in the movies
can always make people surprised. In addition, the story is stringed by
seven times that Evan traveled back and try to correct the past. There
are always small climax in each travel to keep the flow of plot moving
on and stimulate audiences’ interest. There are some logic bugs in this
movie, which is a common problem in science fiction movies due to the
fact that it’s not easy to construct an unreal system or setting without
any contradiction or paradox.
The Butterfly effect really provide food for my thought. We all
have regrets. Every time when these kind of clips recalled in our mind,
we will feel pain and try to forget them. However, if we have ability to
change them, what would you do? If I were to go back to the crossroad
and make a decision knowing that one of choices will torture me in the
future, would I step to another direction and get a brighter life? I
think everyone has considered this idea. In the movie, the director
makes it possible and gives us an unexpected answer.
The flapping of the wings of a butterfly will cause a distant
tornado after a period of time. The choice we made not only determined
something in front of you, but also had huge impact on your future life.
We always assume that the way we didn’t choose will be better, which can
be an mental placebo to heal the scars we got. Further more, we may not
succeed to change our fate owing to the fact that we can guess what will
happen in 3 minutes to some degree but cannot accurately predict it or
see further in future. Like Evan’s father said, ‘you can’t play god’.
All the efforts made by Evan end with a disasters. He can never save
someone without destroying someone else.
As human, we have desire. We have something we want to achieve
and someone we care. If we could travel in time, we are not able to save
but destroy. Your dream, your love, yourself, which one will you
sacrifice as a cost to save others? Faced with this hopeless problem,
Evan kills himself to end all the cycle of his fate.
澳门新葡亰 官方app， So, isn’t it lucky that we do not have super power to affect the
past? The existence of fake hope may better than nothing exists. We are
human beings due to the fact that we are not god and cannot control
anything even ourselves. Be tolerant to regrets and imperfection of our
life, cherish what you have and people around you. In some day, you may
find, the perfect beginning, for the perfect ending, was that you made a
decision and went along.
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