The Butterfly Effect 2 (2006) Movie Review

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Butterfly Effect 2

Director: John R Leonetti

Writer: Michael D Weiss (Screenplay)


  • Eric Lively
  • Erica Durance (House of the Dead)
  • Dustin Milligan
  • Gina Holden
  • David James Lewis

Plot: Nick Larson discovers a supernatural way to alter his life and travel back in time to key moments in his life by looking at photographs.

Runtime: 1 Hour 32 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Butterfly Effect 2 starts when Nick Larson (Lively) finds himself as the lone survivor of a car crash with his girlfriend Julie (Durance) and friends Trevor (Milligan) and Amanda (Holden). One year later Nick is still seeing the side effects of the accident until he learns he can change the past.

Once Nick learns how to control the situation, he starts trying to change his past. It starts by preventing the accident, but as he gets greedy, he only makes his life more compilated.

Verdict on The Butterfly Effect 2

The Butterfly Effect 2 is a sequel with no connection to the original movie. It follows a man that goes through the same problems in life that decide to use an unusual power to travel back in time to fix things. This only makes things worse in his life, causing the butterfly effect.

Where the first movie created a unique premise, the sequel fails to capture the shocking moments in the changes. It doesn’t seem to get the cause-and-effect aspects of the movie down, because it only seems to follow Nick fixing his own life, rather than trying to fix the ones around him. When it comes to the effects involved, they are similar and work for the distorted mindset Nick suffers through.

Final ThoughtsThe Butterfly Effect 2 is a restrained sequel in name and concept, not in characters.

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