A nice narrative of the type Slaughterhouse-Five. Mr Nobody, though, is less pretentious (has no reference to sci concepts that will not really be dealt with) and a lot more purposeful. Have not seen adaptations to Slaughterhouse-Five itself, and I'm a bit scared of being disappointed, since the book was so good.
Surprisingly decent science fiction movie that spin further on Ray Bradbury's excellent short tale "A Sound of Thunder" which the director even give tribute to in a scene where the leading character read the story. The film takes so many twists and turns that it is almost hard to keep up. Fun entertaining movie about how lives can turn out to be that is maybe a little too long for it's own good.
In my opinion, there are at least two reasons why THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT worked. First, although its idea isn't an original one, but it's still enjoyable. At some point, I kinda feel this movie is quite similar with DONNIE DARKO. But, director Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber knew how to make it fresh. Second, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT actually has a good moral value. No matter how you fix the past, you just make it worse...
I cannot stand Mr. Kutchner. He is fairly easy to hate, but I set aside my prejudice to watch this film because of the time travel thing. The general philosophy of the film is something that I agree with, which is that the more you try to fix things, the more fucked up things become. Having the alternate happy ending on the DVD is something thrown in for the weak of mind.
A very original and unique concept. I had vague memories of seeing clips of this film growing up, when I watched it in full for the first time I was quite stunned by the ending. When I re-watched it a couple years later, I was left pretty emotionally scarred by the alternate ending, lol.