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Movie #6: Primer

Primer


My rating: 3 of 5 stars, might get bumped higher upon second viewing...
This is a time travel movie, but very different from others I've seen. It really deals with many of the actual limitations on time-travel that the laws of physics imposes, which I found very refreshing. It is really brilliant the way they dealt with the [TECH] issue that so many episodes of Star Trek suffered from.

I might need to watch this again just to grasp all the plot points though. Sometimes it was hard to tell who was when, and the plot is extremely twisty, a necessary evil. This story is hard to tell. I kind of wish I had a diagram or something to help me grasp all the little turns.

I gather that this movie was on a budget of $7000 and won an award at Sundance. Very impressive. There aren't any flashy special effects, but it really didn't need them. Be prepared to be confused, though.

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sacramentalist
Jan. 10th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
Maybe the graph will help.




Edited at 2010-01-10 02:09 pm (UTC)
mandydax
Jan. 10th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'd forgotten he did that. Yeah, that about sums it up.
snakewich
Jan. 11th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
Sounds like an interesting movie.
Of course I like anything time travel ;)
teppic3
Feb. 8th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
there are actually very detailed breakdowns of the Primer timeline in diagrams out there. They help.

I love this film.
mandydax
Feb. 8th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
I think I'd like it better if I could keep track of everything. Maybe if I watch it again, it will be better since I'll have knowledge of the future!
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