The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

Posted in Reviews by - January 25, 2014
The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations (2009)

Back in 2004, The Butterfly Effect was one of the surprise successes of the year and took almost $100 million at the box office. And then two years later came along the worst sequels in the history of sci-horror, a direct-to-DVD slap in the face for fans of the original movie. In the franchise’s latest time travel offering, the movie stands over the failure of its B-movie predecessor, like a midget towers over a dwarf.

The time crime story is decent and manages to maintain enough interest to make it watchable bordering on enjoyable. My low expectations going into this movie further helped elevate it to a pleasant surprise. Nevertheless, the original Butterfly Effect stands alone as a solid cult classic. After this third outing we can at least hope that the portal to this time traveling franchise has now shut for good.

PLOT

Posing as a psychic, Sam Reide (Chris Carmack) uses his time traveling abilities to visit the past and help the Detroit Police Department solve murders in return for a tidy paycheck. Assisted by his sister Jenna (Rachel Miner) who monitors his vital signs  during his time jumps. Sam then tries to discover the identity of the killer who murdered his ex-high school girlfriend Rebecca 10 years ago but unfortunately instead causes her sister Elizabeth to be murdered, as well. To make matters worse, when he returns to his own time, he discovers the unknown assailant is now  responsible for  total of eight deaths and has been dubbed the Pontiac Killer.

VERDICT

Cold Tub Time Machine

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This post was written by James
Hi, My name is James Atticus and I have had a keen passion for movies ever since being blown away while watching 'A Trip to the Moon' back in 1902. Hardly surprisingly, I am a big sci-fi and horror fan, although my love of film extends throughout all the genres. One of my favourite quotes about cinema was told to me by Alfred Hitchcock, who said: "For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake." To which I replied, "Don't mind if I do!"

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