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Vexen Crabtree 2015


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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

The Butterfly Effect

... I've only watched 30 mins or so of it... it is scarily violent, in a very unpleasant way!

I really didn't think it was this kind of film! First time I've seen it.

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I still thought it was a pretty good flick, and quite good at avoiding the more sententious moralising that tends to afflict movies of the genre.

Genre = Childhood trauma psychological drama?

Is that what genre this is?

I could if pushed compare it to some of the violent things that happen in Flatliner (complete with heavy moralising & guilt complexes)... but I... dunno, am watching it now.

I know: A combination between Flatliners, Donnie Darko and ... a child violent trauma documentary!

Anyway... I'm finding it unpleasant!

I was thinking more along the lines of "young people doing dangerous science-fictiony stuff that threatens to screw up their lives." Flatliners and Donnie Darko are certainly fine examples.

Fascinating film... I got it now. Took me a while... and there *is* some moralising in it! The same as Back to the future and other time-travel films: Anything you do to change time makes things worse! It's like the number #1 timetravel cliche! (Only slightly modified in 12 Monkeys)

The violence of the film has died down now it is working backwards through his blackouts.

Now the plot is clear... it's not unpleasant... gotten more boring!

Hmmm... the ending is going to get your goat, then. :)

Yeah, he killed himself in the womb... and *that* made everyone happy!

That movie wasn't that violent......? I saw it (the director's cut). Thought it was pretty good.

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