The Butterfly Effect (2004) is highly entertaining and a thought-provoking movie.
Physical and Metaphysical worlds
Although we live in the physical and metaphysical worlds, the average Westerner understands that he exists only in physical reality.
What science is not able to explain is considered supernatural and has nothing to do with the “norm”.
For example, using visualization, you can achieve a better or worse life scenario in accordance with your thoughts and mental statements.
In The Butterfly Effect the protagonist, Evan Treborn, has a supernatural ability.
For example, he can go into his past and, as a result, influence the life scenario of his own free will. That is, a small change in his mental state gives rise to a new life scenario, slightly or completely different from the one he experienced before.
Free Will and Destiny
Above all, this film is an excellent example of the coexistence of Free Will and Destiny, where Free Will works as an instrument of choice, and Fate acts as a scenario of a fixed reality that already exists in space.
The title of the movie “butterfly effect”, as the main principle of the Chaos Theory, does not give a clear interpretation of the supernatural phenomenon described in the film, although the theory of “Reality Transurfing” perfectly explains this.