Primer Movie


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Has anyone seen this one ? In my opinion this is one of the most interesting sci-fi movies in a long time. It is, also, quite mind-bending and an interesting puzzle. What are your thoughts about this movie ?

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Seen it. Loved it. It's a great time travel movie, but I didn't find it as mind-bending or confusing as most of the people who told me about it claim. On the upside, at least the characters in it were smart about time travel for a change.

At any rate, as a movie it's great. Solid acting, great set design, well written. Definitely something to be seen.

There was a thread here a while ago full of great movies. It's where I first heard about this one. And why I spent one night last year watching this, Pi and eXistanZ one after the other. Good fun. (and if you were going to ask, My favorite on that list was Pi)


kessukoofah wrote:

Seen it. Loved it. It's a great time travel movie, but I didn't find it as mind-bending or confusing as most of the people who told me about it claim. On the upside, at least the characters in it were smart about time travel for a change.

At any rate, as a movie it's great. Solid acting, great set design, well written. Definitely something to be seen.

There was a thread here a while ago full of great movies. It's where I first heard about this one. And why I spent one night last year watching this, Pi and eXistanZ one after the other. Good fun. (and if you were going to ask, My favorite on that list was Pi)

Pi is also a great movie. Did not get to see eXistanZ yet, though.

Spoiler:
I wouldn't say that Primer is confusing, but it did take some viewings to allow me to construct a reasonable timeline for the events on it. However, after finding discussions on the internet, I had to see it again, because some details had escaped me. One of the "popular" timelines I found afterwards contains 9 (!) alternate realities due to their time-jumping. I found it a very interesting intelectual exercise, as well as a very well produced movie. Specially if you consider the movie's budget!


Thiago Cardozo wrote:
Has anyone seen this one ? In my opinion this is one of the most interesting sci-fi movies in a long time. It is, also, quite mind-bending and an interesting puzzle. What are your thoughts about this movie ?

TYah, this movie has come up before on the boards.

My thought is that it is the best take on time travel I've ever seen - I couldn't take my eyes off it. I don't follow movies much, and when I snarfed it I had no idea how low the budget was - but once it started I just didn't care that the time machine was basically a

Spoiler:
tinfoil and cardboard box in a storage room.

Scarab Sages

Thiago Cardozo wrote:
Pi is also a great movie. Did not get to see eXistanZ yet, though.

Not until that day when I watched all three. Good movie.

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I like the fact as they travelled to the future over and over, they eventually couldn't write anything down. Their hands wrote gibberish. Cool details like that.

I also believe that this is more true to what modern thinkers believe to be the 4th Dimension. The idea that you can enter any given time and it is just a myriad of alternate timelines that have no specific course other than being "different" in how it proceeds from that given point.

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