90 Min | Crime – Drama – Sci-Fi | July 2009
IMDB Rating: 5.6
Director: Seth Grossman
Starring: Chris Carmack, Rachel Miner, Melissa Jones
The Butterfly Effect 3 Revelations Review: The Butterfly Effect, an almost forgotten movie now, was a underrated thriller that asked what would happen if you changed a single aspect of your life. Would things be better? Or, would they be worse? The answers, it seems, was both. In that case a young man discovered that changing the past was never as easy as one might think. The Butterfly Effect 3 Revelations was a great film of its own type. A nice thriller with good arrangements of events and a delicate story. It was more or less like the previous butterfly-effect movies. Its story about crime made it nicer. The killer is found at the end of the film to be someone we never suspect. However, there are two flaws in this film.
First, we find out that two people (sam and her sister Jenna) are jumpers in The Butterfly Effect 3 Revelations. They both jump, change something in the past, and then jump back. This is impossible, at least from our viewpoint. Because, a person jumps back and then forward into a completely new world, let’s say a parallel world. There are plenty of parallel worlds going on together and a change in the past just a shift between two completely different parallel worlds. Therefore, big changes happen when a person jumps forward in time after changing something in the past. We see this change every time sam jumps. He wakes up into a completely different world. We never see any big changes caused by the jumpings of Jenna. This is only possible if they jumped simultaneously. They could both change the past and wake up into the same changed world.
Which is never the case in the film because we see many times that sam and Jenna don’t jump simultaneously. So what we see in The Butterfly Effect 3 Revelations is the results of one jumper and not two. Second, it seems that the writer of this story has not at all understood the meaning of “The Butterfly Effect.” The butterfly effect says that a small flap of a butterfly can make a tornado somewhere and sometime in the future. It insists on the smallness of the effect. Even a small change in the past can totally alter the future. This doesn’t make any sense when the bearded guy says “Only watch,” and he says that this is the rules. There could not be any rules like that. Definitely, the presence of a man and movements of his body is much stronger than the flap of a butterfly. Then there could not be any rules as “just watch” or “do not get involved.”