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Kyle XY, a remake of John Doe?

I’m working an a new theory. It’s similar to my Lost/Earth 2 theory.

This one deals with the new show Kyle XY and the 2002/2003 TV show John Doe.

I watched all of the first season of Kyle XY. And John Doe reruns just recently started playing.

Here is a list of the similarities between Kyle XY/John Doe.

I’m not going to list when occurrences happen, which episode or in any particular order. I’m only listing the things that are remarkably similar.
(k) = Kyle XY, (j) = John Doe

1. (k/j) The series is named after the lead character.

2. (k/j) The series starts with the main character waking up naked in a clearing in the woods (wet/fetal position) with no memory of who he is.

3. (k/j) He’s befriended by someone (Tom Foss/Digger) who is obviously a member of the organization responsible for his condition.

4. (k/j) He struggles to find out who he is and why he has no past memories.

5. (k/j) The show was set in Seattle Washington.

6. (k/j) The show is actually filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.

7. (k/j) The show’s tag line was “Who is Kyle XY?”/”Who is John Doe?”

8. (k/j) He has unexplained body marks. Kyle has no belly button/John has an unknown symbolic scar.

9. (k/j) He says “Who am I?”

10. (k/j) Mysterious circular symbols are used. Both shows have one episode devoted to the search for the origin of the symbol.

11. (k/j) His name was made up because he isn’t aware of any previous name.

12. (k/j) He is being watched by a secret organization (unknown/Phoenix Organization).

13. (k/j) He provides narration for each show.

14. (k/j) He has discovered a 30 year old photo of someone who looked like he does now.

I know some information was released after John Doe was canceled, but I’m not sure I believe what was said.
Yes, it was from the creator. But, he had a good idea. I doubt he was just going to give it away. Especially if he thought it could be brought back in another form later.

My Theory:
I think both Kyle and John are clones that were designed for a specific purpose. That purpose is the transfer of someone’s consciousness from a stored database to a new host body. John Doe had an episode that dealt with this. Kyle XY hasn’t yet.

I believe John Doe had all factual information uploaded to his brain before any consciousness was transfered to him. Then he either escaped or was broken out and left in the woods. I believe Kyle XY was broken out before any information could be uploaded to his brain. Then he was left in the woods.

I’ll add more as it comes to light for me.

Vanished, a remake of NoWhere Man?

I haven’t done much research on this one yet but I see potential.

As I get more time I’ll research the similarities between the two.

Well, it looks like the show only lasted a few episodes.

Therefore I’m not going to pursue the connections between the two shows.

OK, maybe a few easy ones.

1. Both shows have a main character and their spouse disappears.

2. On both shows the character that disappeared was erased from record, identification, pictures, references, things like that.

3. There appeared to be some type of government conspiracy behind the disappearance.

Lost, a remake of Earth 2?

Lost is a remake of Earth 2. Both shows contain subtle differences with very similar story lines.

May 22nd 2009, you will find my list below published (pages 18-20) in today’s Telefilm Central Fanzine Number 4 May 2009.
http://www.telefilm-central.org/fanzine and Here

Here are a list of the similarities between Earth 2 and Lost. Even with an exhaustive list of similarities below I would not say Lost is a rip-off of Earth 2, it is, however, no coincidence. I only have a few Lost theories or Earth 2 theories about the similarities.

I’m not going to list when occurances happen, which episode or in any particular order, just things that are remarkably similar.
(e) = Earth 2, (l) = Lost

All similarities below reference both shows or Earth 2 first then Lost.


1. They are called the Eden Project/Dharma Initiative.

2. They crash landed on the planet (G889)/island (origin unknown).

Both first episodes were 2 hours long about the crash, each following episode is related to a particular character. Both shows have a large main cast. Both with less than 50 survivors. We know that the Eden Project was crashed on purpose, many people think that the Plane crash from Lost was also on purpose.

3. There are people who live on the planet/island called Terrians/Others. Terrians/Others appear the be much stronger than humans. Terrians/Others have great ability to be stealthy.

Did you notice that when the others were first introduced that they were extremely strong. Now they appear to have been regular people. I don’t think they came up with a good reason for them being strong and dropped that characteristic.

4. Pilot Seth Norris/Cmdr. Broderick O’Neill is killed within a few days of the crash.

5. The planet/island healed Ulysses Adair/John Locke who couldn’t walk.

6. Ulysses Adair/Walt Lloyd has a connection with the planet/island. Both boys exhibit powers. The Terrians want Ulysses Adair, the Others want Walt Lloyd. Ulysses Adair/Walt Lloyd would not be the first child the Terrians/Others have taken.

7. We continue to learn about each characters past through flashbacks.

8. There are a few regular characters that receive little to no lines and very little screen time.

9. They live at the crash site for only a short time, then move on.

10. They crashed landed with single parent families.

11. The survivors have strange dreams and hallucinations. These dreams/hallucinations communicate different information to the person.

12. They met up with people that crash landed on a different part of the planet/island (married couple/tailees).

13. They meet a crazy person who has been on the planet for about 15 years with long frizzy hair (Gaal/Danielle Rousseau). Both of these characters killed everyone that was with them. Both characters attempt to abduct one of the survivors children.

14. James “Sawyer” Ford/Morgan Martin is seeing boars/grendlers that no one else is seeing and it’s making them think their going crazy. Added 1/6/2008

15. Yale/Claire Littleton are without memories of who they were (Yale’s were suppressed as part of the Yale program, Claire Littleton lost hers while with the others). Yale/Claire Littleton reclaim the memories of who they were within a few weeks.

16. They found a dome left image/station right image. The dome in Earth 2 is a geodesic dome and the station from Lost is underground and contains a geodesic dome of approximately the same size.

17. The dome left images/station right image has a special logo. The first image Yale had in his database and the second image was on the dome itself, both containing the image of a dome. In Earth 2 the logo may stand for the Federal Agreement of Science. The Lost Swan station logo is in the shape of a dome from above. Added 2008/03/30

18. Jack Shephard/Devon Adair has visions of a person who is dead.

19. They find a message from a woman Dell Curry/Danielle Rousseau that has been looping for more than a decade.

20. They found the bones of a man and a woman where they setup camp in the dome/cave. I think John Locke on Lost called them Adam and Eve. Reminder, the Earth 2 group is called the Eden Project.

21. We met a girl (Mary/Alex) who was raised by the Terrians/Others and is now a young adult. Mary is the daughter of the couple from the dome, Alex is the daughter of Danielle Rousseau. Both of these girls helped someone escape the punishment of the Terrians/Others.

22. There is a married couple (Bess Martin and Morgan Martin/Sun Kwon and Jin Kwon) that argue a lot. Both shows have one episode devoted to the marital problems of the couple. The husband is one class and the wife is another. The husband has relationship problems with his father-in-law.

23. Martin/James “Sawyer” Ford is always annoying and looking for the percentage in things. Both of these characters are weasels.

24. Shephard/Desmond Hume sends a message to Devon Adair/Penny Widmore through space/time to save the life of Ulysses Adair/Desmond Hume in the future. Added 3/30/2008

25. John Danziger/Sayid Jarrah is electronic handyman with curly hair.

26. Javier Grillo-Marxuach (writer/producer).

27. Terry O’Quinn played a character on the show (Reilly left image/John Locke right image).

John Locke, after whom the character John Locke is named, was a famous social contract philosopher who dealt with the relationship between nature and civilization.

This is an interesting name choice as both shows deal with the relationship between the island/planet and the people that crashed there.

I have to think that Terry O’Quinn is aware of the similarities between the two shows, he may have been chosen for this reason in an unexplained way.

28. Clancy Brown played a character on the show (regular cast member John Danziger left image/Joe Inman right image, is a C.I.A. agent in the episode “One of them, 2006”).

29. Clancy Brown played a character on the show (regular cast member John Danziger left image/Kelvin Inman right image, is ex-C.I.A. Spook in the episode “Live Together, Die Alone, 2006”).

30. Devon Adair and John Danziger/Jack Shephar and Kate Austen are trapped by vines/net next to one another and the female reaches in a compromising position to get the knife/gun that the male character has near his belt which is used to escape.

31. The name Rom was going to be used in Season 2 of Earth 2 for a mischievous cyborg, that name was used for Ethan Rom, an other than pretended to be a survivor.

32. Cmdr. Broderick O’Neill/Nikki Fernandez and Paulo were thought to have been dead after being stung/bitten and were buried alive. Added 6/5/2007

33. Dr. Julia Heller/Dr. Juliet Burke are spies and suppose to find out what they can about the survivors and report back. Dr. Julia Heller reports to Reilly (Terry O’Quinn) and Dr. Juliet Burke reports back to Ben. Both doctor characters abandon who they are suppose to report to and join the group they were reporting on. Added 3/27/2008

34. Both shows have temples with stone steps down into pools of water that have magical qualities. Added 2/8/2010

35. There is an area on the planet/island with an extreme magnetic pull. Added 2/10/2010

36. The planet/island have areas that allow for teleportation. Added 2/10/2010

37. There are spiders on the planet/island that make grendlers/people sleepy. Added 2/10/2011

With so many similarities why did Earth 2 end after 1 season and Lost is one of the top shows on television? I think it has to do with the Science Fiction element, Lost removed any part of the story that related to space, space ships, other planets and aliens leaving us with fiction drama that appeals to a much wider audience.

It’s nearly impossible to find legitimate information online about the connection between the two shows, but they know we know. I think they knew it was a good story 12 years ago and tweaked it for todays audience.

WEIRD BUT TRUE, last week (5/7/06) I had a dream that I worked with Terry O’Quinn in an office and asked him to do an interview for my blog. I got turned down by the Terry O’Quinn in my dream, he said he didn’t think it would be right, damn that sucks. I would have posted it too.

Terry, if you ever read this please contact me, hopefully the real Terry O’Quinn won’t turn me down for an interview.

Earth 2 DVD. It appears as though when the DVD for this show was produced they didn’t do their homework to list the episodes in their production order and laid out the DVD in the same order the shows aired on TV, which is incorrect.

2007/03/26 So where are we today? Well I think for the most part the similarities have ended. Lost has lasted far longer than Earth 2 and it appears that any similarities to Earth 2 have been exhausted. I look forward to seeing a few more actors from Earth 2 making there way into Lost.

2008/03/29 I’m watching Earth 2 again and more similarities are coming out. I guess the writers for Lost have a few more pages of Earth 2 to go through.

The Butterfly Effect: Alternate Linear Review.

The Butterfly Effect: Director’s Cut DVD Alternate Review.

“SPOILER ALERT” IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THIS MOVIE, THIS REVIEW WILL RUIN IT FOR YOU.

I have now watched the movie six times and almost every single thing there is on the DVD and my opinion of how things happened has change three times so far.
This review is my opinion #2 of how things happened the second time I thought I had it figured out. I don’t even remember the first one anymore.

If we are to believe that the movie progresses linearly then some thought changes have to be made from my other review in order to understand it.

Let’s say for instance that the first 30 minutes of the movie progress exactly the way they were shown to us.
Meaning that all of the events happen in the exact order that we see it.

This review believes that time travel came before the blackouts. Meaning that all blackouts were directly caused by Evan’s time travel.
Rule 1. Blackouts are caused by Evan’s time travel, the events are not blocked from Evan’s memory, they don’t exist yet.
Meaning that these events won’t happen in Evan’s mind until he time travels and fills them in.
Rule 2. Blackouts are events in which time travel can fill them in for the first time and returned to and changed for alternate outcomes.

The beginning of the movie.
We are being shown what Evan did to time travel when he no longer had his journals.
1. The first time we see this scene it’s as if he already knows how it’s going to play out and kicks the door in first and slams it closed. We are shown this scene first.
2. The second time he sneaks through hall to the door and pushes it with hand then kicks it in quietly closing it. We are shown this scene second.

While the scenes are obviously different the directors may have just wanted show the same event from a different point of view.

Later in the movie when Evan tells the doctor to give him his journals and the doctor tells Evan that his Dad (Jason) was always asking for a photo-album. This is when we see Evan realize for the first time that his Dad used a photo-album and that’s when he realized he was not limited to using the journals to time travel.

The classroom blackout
This was Evan trying to prove to Carlos that he talks to Jesus so Carlos would agree to help Evan get his journals back.
We see the first page of all his journals in the prison scene with Carlos, it starts ” Dear Journal Mom says that I have to write in you because wensday I got in trouble for a drawing I didnt do.
1. The first time he drew the picture of the dead men. We were shown this event first.
2. The second time he drew the dead men and impaled his hands on Mrs. Boswell’s note posts. We were shown this event second.
After the second time when he impaled himself a lot of people think that this would be a huge event, I think you could simply chalk it up to he was about to be taken to the doctor anyway. I don’t get how Carlos would see the hand scars appear for the first time, shouldn’t they be in his memory if Evan had them before going to prison. It’s a couple of small plot holes that you have to live with.

Another problem with this event is that it doesn’t makes sense, why did it happen twice. This should have only happened once when he was proving to Carlos.
What would be the purpose in going back just to draw the picture (without the impaling) like we are shown at the beginning of the movie.

This is when Evan’s Mom (Andrea Treborn) takes Evan (probably the same day) to Sunnyvale Institute and Dr. Redfield suggests the journals.

The kitchen blackout
This was Evan’s attempt at disturbing the blockbuster.
1. The first time he grabbed a knife hoping somehow this would disturb the blockbuster. We were shown this event first.
3. The second time we are just seeing the same scene that was shown to us earlier in the movie.
But I did notice he was trying to put the knife in his pocket, I don’t know if this means he was going to take the knife with him to the Miller’s house or if he was trying to freak out his Mom.

The basement blackout
This was Evan attempting to change George so that Kayleigh was not molested as a child.
1. The first time he probably had just finished removing his cloths. We were not shown this event, but we are shown the moments after.
Another thought, this is also the only blackout in the movie that has not yet been effected by Evan’s time travel. Or has it?
This is the third time we see Evan time travel knowing fully that he is in control of the event.
2. The second time he gave George and piece of his mind. We were shown this event first.
3. The third time he blew up Kayleigh. We were shown this event second.
This scene is weird because we are to believe that the blockbuster was in the same place six years prior to the mailbox scene.

I’ve read a lot of people opinions on whether Evan and Kayleigh actually had sex as children and I think I can confirm that by saying no. Here’s why, his black out starts from the time he was outside to the time he was in the basement with his clothes off. No more than a few minutes. They barely had enough time to get down to the basement and have George convince them to take off their clothes. Kayleigh was probably just embarrassed by having to take here clothes off in front of Evan nothing ever happened between them. When Evan goes to question Kayleigh about that event later as an adult she is reminded of all the abuse she received from her father as a child, not that one event in the basement with Evan. And when Tommy later says “Why did you have to _uck with mine”, I’m certain he was referring to Evan and Kayleigh’s kiss at the movie theatre.

Plot hole killer. In the first 30 minutes of the movie we are shown six blackouts. One, two, four, five, and six show us what happens after Evan time travels.
The third blackout progresses through the movie as thought it hasn’t been altered by time travel yet. This makes things very confusing for linear thinkers.

This is the most disturbing blackout because it doesn’t fit the rule.
If we are to believe that all of the blackouts are caused by time travel then we are also to conclude that the original basement scene actually happened to the adult Evan time traveling to that event.

The Dad blackout
This was Evan’s attempt to see if his Dad could help him fix the problems he had caused.
1. The first time he asked his Dad how to fix what he messed up. We were shown this event first.

We were not shown any other changes to this blackout.

The mailbox blackout
This is the second time we see Evan time travel but he realizes after seeing the scar that it wasn’t just a flashback, he was actually in control.
1. The first time he drops his cigarette and gives himself a scar. We were shown this event first.
2. The second time he runs to save the lady and gets blown up. We were shown this event second.

The junkyard blackout
This is the first time we see Evan time travel but I’m certain that he thought it was nothing more than a flash back.
1. The first time we see Evan trip in mid-run only to be hit in the head by Tommy. He tripped because he time traveled into a mid-run.
2. The second time we see Evan telling Lenny to use the shard to cut the rope and after tripping he convinces Tommy not to kill the dog.

I’m still confused by the fact that the junkyard blackout seems to be two separate blackouts.

After this event the Treborn’s move.

Time Progression. I think that time passed normally for Evan throughout the movie, I think as he made changes time continued on as normal for him. Example, from the first time he time traveled to the last, several weeks or months had passed.

The blackouts are caused by Evan’s time travel.
The blackouts lasted exactly the same amount of time Evan would time travel and project himself into the past.

More twists, if you get the part about his dad then you understand that The Butterfly Effect is not the first part of the story.
In the Director’s Cut Evan ends the curse. By making sure he is never born the curse dies with him.
In the Theatrical Release he does not end the curse, he only makes things good enough to stop the time travel.
I think this because there is an entire story line about the Grandfather (Edward), Father (Jason) and possibly Andrea’s two previous stillborn children that are never fully realized.
Here’s what I mean, Evan was never really born the first time, the father used a photo-album to go back in time and change something that made sure he was not stillborn like Andrea’s two previous pregnancies. Then he realized that he changed more than just that one event and tried to fix it, which is why he wanted his son dead, because he was never suppose to be born.

They could do prequels on the Fathers and Grandfathers experiences alone. They must have continued to try and make changes until they ended up in the mental institution without something to escape. Jason being stuck there Evan went on to effect everything around him and inherited the same curse of time travel.

I’ve read peoples opinions on the difference between the directors cut and theatrical version.
The theatrical version was cut together to please New Line for those who must have a Hollywood ending.
In my honest opinion the Director’s Cut is exactly the way the movie was suppose to end and I prefer it.
The directors also indicate that this was always the original ending

The Theatrical Release may have a hole as well. Was the video of him meeting Kayleigh for the first time a blackout that was never shown, because without a blackout how is he to time travel? This is another reason why I don’t think the Theatrical Release is the original. Also, after the last time travel wouldn’t he be dead from the brain hemorrhaging?
I do suppose that if he had a blackout at his party then even he would barely have noticed due to all the commotion and from the beginning to the end of the blackout, very little would have changed with his party. Just like no one would have noticed a blackout in the womb.

Director’s Cut = Original ending.
Theatrical Release = Hollywood ending.

My wife and I don’t watch That 70’s Show, with that in mind we both thought Ashton Kutcher did a great job with this character.

http://www.butterflyeffectmovie.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289879/

This review is based on a linear thinking and there are lots of holes, that’s why I think it might actually be wrong.
If this is the correct layout of the movie then after six years of trying to get it made I would think they had plenty of time to fill in the holes.

What did I think of the movie, I really liked it and give it an A+ for invoking a high level of thought that few movies accomplish.

If the director’s ever read this please correct any mistakes I’ve made. Some of the thoughts and theories here can be proven by the additional content on the DVD.
Other items can not be disproved by anyone but the directors themselves.

The Butterfly Effect: My Original Non-Linear Review.

The Butterfly Effect: Director’s Cut DVD Review.

“SPOILER ALERT” IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THIS MOVIE, THIS REVIEW WILL RUIN IT FOR YOU.

I have now watched the movie six times and almost every single thing there is on the DVD and my opinion of how things happened has change three times so far.
This review is my opinion #3 of how things happened the third and final time I thought I had it figured out. I don’t even remember the first one anymore.

This review believes that blackouts came before the time travel. Meaning that the blackouts were Evan’s suppressed memories.
Rule 1. Blackouts are caused by Evan’s time travel, the events happened normally the first time but were blocked from his mind because of the future changes.
Rule 2. Blackouts are events in which time travel can fill them in and returned to and changed for alternate outcomes.

The beginning of the movie.
I think the beginning of the movie hints to us that this was not the first time Evan got trapped in the institution.
1. The first time we see this scene it’s as if he already knows how it’s going to play out and kicks the door in first and slams it closed. Once in the room he reaches for the movies and remembers to move the couch.
2. The second time he sneaks through hall to the door and pushes it with hand then kicks it in quietly closing it. Once in the room he pushes the couch in front of the door.

I think he probably got trapped in the institution many times and used the home movies to change something different each time.

Later in the movie when Evan tells the doctor to give him his journals and the doctor tells Evan that his Dad (Jason) was always asking for a photo-album. This is when we see Evan realize for the first time that his Dad used a photo-album and that’s when he realized he was not limited to using the journals to time travel.

The classroom blackout is an example of how we are not shown what happens the first time that event occurred.
Examples of his blackout in the classroom.
We see the first page of all his journals in the prison scene with Carlos, it starts ” Dear Journal Mom says that I have to write in you because wensday I got in trouble for a drawing I didnt do.
1. The first time he probably just drew a picture. We were not shown this event.
2. The second time he drew the picture of the dead men. We were shown this event first.
3. The third time he drew the dead men and impaled his hands on Mrs. Boswell’s note posts. We were shown this event second.
After the third time when he impaled himself a lot of people think that this would be a huge event, I think you could simply chalk it up to he was about to be taken to the doctor anyway. I don’t get how Carlos would see the hand scars appear for the first time, shouldn’t they be in his memory if Evan had them before going to prison. It’s a couple of small plot holes that you have to live with.

Another problem with this event is that it doesn’t makes sense, why did it happen twice. This should have only happened once when he was proving to Carlos.
What would be the purpose in going back just to draw the picture (without the impaling) like we are shown at the beginning of the movie.

This is when Evan’s Mom (Andrea Treborn) takes Evan (probably the same day) to Sunnyvale Institute and Dr. Redfield suggests the journals.

The kitchen blackout is an example of how we are not shown what happens the first time that event occurred.
Examples of his blackout in the kitchen.
1. The first time he probably just ate his cereal. We were not shown this event.
2. The second time he grabbed a knife hoping somehow this would disturb the blockbuster. We were shown this event first.
3. The third time we are just seeing the same scene that was shown to us earlier in the movie.
But I did notice he was trying to put the knife in his pocket, I don’t know if this means he was going to take the knife with him to the Miller’s house or if he was trying to freak out his Mom.

The basement blackout is also an example of how we are not shown what happened the first time that event occurred.
Examples of his blackout in the basement.
1. The first time he probably had just finished removing his cloths. We were not shown this event, but we are shown the moments after the original event.
Another thought, this is also the only blackout in the movie that has not yet been effected by Evan’s time travel.
2. The second time he gave George and piece of his mind. We were shown this event first.
This is the third time we see Evan time travel knowing fully that he is in control of the event.
3. The third time he blew up Kayleigh. We were shown this event second.
This scene is weird because we are to believe that the blockbuster was in the same place six years prior to the mailbox scene.

I’ve read a lot of people opinions on whether Evan and Kayleigh actually had sex as children and I think I can confirm that by saying no. Here’s why, his black out starts from the time he was outside to the time he was in the basement with his clothes off. No more than a few minutes. They barely had enough time to get down to the basement and have George convince them to take off their clothes. Kayleigh was probably just embarrassed by having to take here clothes off in front of Evan nothing ever happened between them. When Evan goes to question Kayleigh about that event later as an adult she is reminded of all the abuse she received from her father as a child, not that one event in the basement with Evan. And when Tommy later says “Why did you have to _uck with mine”, I’m certain he was referring to Evan and Kayleigh’s kiss at the movie theatre.

Plot hole killer. In the first 30 minutes of the movie we are shown six blackouts. One, two, four, five, and six show us what happens after Evan time travels.
The third blackout progresses through the movie as thought it hasn’t been altered by time travel yet. This makes things very confusing for linear thinkers.

The Dad blackout is also an example of how we are not shown what happened the first time that event occurred.
Examples of his blackout when meeting his Dad.
1. The first time he probably just rambled on about how much they had in common. We were not shown this event, but we are shown the moments after the original event.
2. The second time he asked his Dad how to fix what he messed up. We were shown this event first.

I think his Dad tried to kill him every time this event happened.

The mailbox blackout is also an example of how we are not shown what happened the first time that event occurred.
Examples of his blackout by the mailbox.
1. The first time he probably just stood there and then ran when it when it went off. We were not shown this event.
2. The second time he drops his cigarette and gives himself a scar. We were shown this event first.
This is the second time we see Evan time travel but he realizes after seeing the scar that it wasn’t just a flashback, he was actually in control.
3. The third time he runs to save the lady and gets blown up. We were shown this event second.

The junkyard blackout is an example of how we are shown a portion of what happened the first time that event occurred.
Examples of his blackout at the junkyard.
1. The first time we see them jump the car and run to the fire. We were only shown the first half of this event.
2. The second time we see Evan trip after getting up only to be hit in the head.
This is the first time we see Evan time travel but I’m certain that he thought it was nothing more than a flash back.
3. The third time we see Evan telling Lenny to use the shard to cut the rope.
I’m watching it a 5th time to make sure I have this one correct.

I’m still confused by the fact that the junkyard blackout seems to be two separate blackouts.

After this event the Treborn’s move.

Time Progression. I think that time passed normally for Evan throughout the movie, I think as he made changes time continued on as normal for him. Example, from the first time he time traveled to the last, several weeks or months had passed.

I think he had many blackouts that were not shown in the movie as well as variations of time travel that were not shown.

More twists, if you get the part about his dad then you understand that The Butterfly Effect is not the first part of the story.
In the Director’s Cut Evan ends the curse. By making sure he is never born the curse dies with him.
In the Theatrical Release he does not end the curse, he only makes things good enough to stop the time travel.
I think this because there is an entire story line about the Grandfather (Edward), Father (Jason) and possibly Andrea’s two previous stillborn children that are never fully realized.
Here’s what I mean, Evan was never really born the first time, the father used a photo-album to go back in time and change something that made sure he was not stillborn like Andrea’s two previous pregnancies. Then he realized that he changed more than just that one event and tried to fix it, which is why he wanted his son dead, because he was never suppose to be born.

They could do prequels on the Fathers and Grandfathers experiences alone. They must have continued to try and make changes until they ended up in the mental institution without something to escape. Jason being stuck there Evan went on to effect everything around him and inherited the same curse of time travel.

I’ve read peoples opinions on the difference between the directors cut and theatrical version.
The theatrical version was cut together to please New Line for those who must have a Hollywood ending.
In my honest opinion the Director’s Cut is exactly the way the movie was suppose to end and I prefer it.
The directors also indicate that this was always the original ending

The Theatrical Release may have a hole as well. Was the video of him meeting Kayleigh for the first time a blackout that was never shown, because without a blackout how is he to time travel? This is another reason why I don’t think the Theatrical Release is the original. Also, after the last time travel wouldn’t he be dead from the brain hemorrhaging?
I do suppose that if he had a blackout at his party then even he would barely have noticed due to all the commotion and from the beginning to the end of the blackout, very little would have changed with his party. Just like no one would have noticed a blackout in the womb.

Director’s Cut = Original ending.
Theatrical Release = Hollywood ending.

My wife and I don’t watch That 70’s Show, with that in mind we both thought Ashton Kutcher did a great job with this character.

http://www.butterflyeffectmovie.com/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289879/

Here is the mistake that most people make, they think the movie is linear and it’s not. There would be an insurmountable number of plot holes if it were linear.
We don’t always see what happened the first time and don’t always see things in the actual or original order they happened.

What did I think of the movie, I really liked it and give it an A+ for invoking a high level of thought that few movies accomplish.

If the director’s ever read this please correct any mistakes I’ve made. Some of the thoughts and theories here can be proven by the additional content on the DVD.
Other items can not be disproved by anyone but the directors themselves.