Saturday, September 01, 2007

The Butterfly Effect & The Chaos Theory

Hi blog,

"The Butterfly Effect" - Yeah, it was the movie shown by Thapar Movie Club today. The movie was totally confusing one and the voice system of C-Hall added with a bad print of movie made the matters worse. But still, I understood the movie because of Kamal, guys discussing movie at end and Wikipedia (It rockz). And now after fully realizing the movie plot and concept, i feel like appreciating it. The concept was mind boggling.

Tagline of Movie: Change one thing, change everything.

The Butterfly Effect is a story of an extra ordinary boy which can go in his past black outs and change the course of events in those blackouts. And these changes further effect the outcome of his life. Whenever he changes an event, a new time line presents him with an entirely different life. He changes the events to suit the best life but end up in a life of some trouble or the other. And at last, he succeeds in striking a balance in life but he has to scarifice something he desires most. After that he destroys all the ways from which he can travel in past and accepts the life he has got in last time line.

Now let me come to The Chaos theory Part:

It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world - The Chaos Theory.

Actually, in a chaotic system the smallest variation in input can have an enormous impact on the output. And this is the most interested thing that is applied in the movie. The smallest change in a blackout event causes total life change of characters in movie putting them in different time lines. That goes to sure that sometime certain important event can change the course of life and it is something that one can take away from movie.

Apart from chaos theory, movie also gives a very simple lesson that one cant have everything in life and sometimes, we have to make certain decisions, certain sacrifices.

Overall, it was a good movie if you understand it (which takes time). But it could have been far better. Especially, the part dealing with revival of time lines.

My rating: 7.9/10
Imdb rating: 7.7/10

Bye blog.

PS:- It was another good day in placement scenario for Biotech as 4 more students were placed (in HCL). Our Gang is almost placed. I'm very happy for all of my friends which are placed and do hope that others will get placement soon. After all, Thapar has got some brand name in market...