Am I the only one who thinks the deeper meaning of this movie is about the consequences suffered to kids of a fucked up dad?
Is not just random stuff that happens. It all started when the Kayleigh dad creep out his kids, being abusive and bully of his kids. Is not like pure chaos. Is the main problem that generates everything wrong that happened later.
I feel that this movie is about caring about someone enough to let them go. In the movie, Evan ruins other people's lives, but sometimes gets what he wants. He uses the blockbuster ability to change the lives of his friends and family, until their lives are better. In the end, he uses the blockbuster effect to remove himself from the love of his life's entire world, so that her life would turn out better. It's all about loving a person enough to set them free.
As the movie on the concept of the title itself we can see a lot of hapenings which the hero faces in this movie. Itz shows how the changes when he grow up an the effect of happenings on his dearest mates an parents.
Here, he is indulging in many kindof activities which is shown as an highlit in this movie.. As he is suffering frm a severe memory blackouts the person himself cant recogniz tie things he has done an he needs his personal diary for grudging out memriz an he changes the destiny of persos who r d victims of the resultine... So his birth itself is lke a butrfly efe2t an suicide n mothers womb ...
What I find interesting is that he is always going back and trying to change the choices of others (he gets the dad to stop abusing Kayleigh, he gives Lenny the jagged metal to cut the rope, etc). However, when he gets his "perfect world" with Kayleigh it his choice that destroys it. He ends up killing her brother. How are his choices any better than everyone else's?
hmm..basically the name of the movie comes from this.. something as small as the fluttering of a butterfly's wings could result into something huge. That's the concept the movie's based on (oh and its a novel by the way). Every time he changes just a small detail in the past, it has drastic effects later on in the future.
In the movie, a bunch o' sh*t happens to him as a child. I'm not ging to ruin surprises, but lets just say they involve a mental institution, a camera, and a creepy dad.
7 years later, he finds his old friend in their old neighborhood and they catch up. he reminds her of some bad memories, she runs off crying, he wakes up the next day hearing a message from her brother saying shes killed herself. this is when he attempts time travel. the title of the movie has absolutely nothing to do with time travel, its the overall theme.
He goes back to rectify one mistake and finds more than one thing out of place in his new life and makes more mistakes in turn. The reason this is happening is because as he keeps going back to fix more and more problems, more and more newer road blocks become apparent in the plot, when finally, the only way is to completely remove the person he is trying to save, from his life. he does this, and everything is fixed. this is because he went to the root of the problem.
The butterfly effect is "change one small thing and a giant catastrophe could happen next". the film also focuses on the theme of "Carpe Diem" or "live life to the fullest no matter what". If something goes wrong, make it into a positive.
This movie is a symbolism of the Chaos Theory. The title, The Butterfly Effect, comes from the most common example of the Chaos Theory that states that a single flap of a butterfly's wings in China could cause a change in weather in New York City. These subsequent events are often unpredictable and disastrous. The entire basis of this movie is centered around the idea that a single event or choice in your life can adversely effect your future and the lives of those around you. The only way to prevent a chaotic series of events is to stop the original event from ever happening, which is why both endings provided in the movie show Evan preventing a relationship or preventing himself ever being born.
The term "Butterfly Effect" references chaos theory and the fact that the smallest things can be interconnected in ways that we can't possibly imagine. A butterfly flapping its wings can cause enough shift in air and wind currents to cause a hurricane half a world away. Another good example is the story theme where someone goes back in time to the dinosaurs, steps on a bug, and when they get home to their own time things are vastly different than they remember.
Evan (the main character) discovers that while certain memories of his are being prompted, he can go back in time and change what originally happened. Each time he changes an event in his past, his life and the lives of other people take a turn for the worse until eventually he travels back to before his birth and commits suicide in order to save and improve the lives of people he is close to.
This movie is about decisions and consequences in life. It shows how you can't change your past without altering your present and future. Everything you do in life, all the happens defines you, and your future and people around you. I think it shows that destiny does have a role, cause no matter how much you want to do things your way and make it perfect, it's just not always possible. BTW, the movie has an alternative ending, and it is that Evan strangles himself with the umbilical cord when he is still in the womb....there's a reason why his mom keep miscarrying.....