Primer (8/10)


What happens if it actually works?


Friends/fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage that reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they accidentally discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities--ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.

Title Primer
Director Shane Carruth
Director of Photography
Producer Shane Carruth
Runtime 1 h 19 min
Certification PG-13
Release Date 8 October 2004
Tagline What happens if it actually works?
IMDb Id tt0390384

Shane Caruth put his directorial debut together for a reported mere $7,000… A true low budget movie about friends who invent a technology that as a by-product seems to allow them to travel in time.

As always with time travel, paradoxes and causality are major themes, and this movie does it in an intriguing way. A large amount of information is introduced to the audience and it doesn’t dumb its concepts down, so you have to pay attention. You may even want to watch it twice to get the whole story. Don’t worry – it is only an 80 minute movie.

I you are fed up with the shallow visual spectacle of all the superhero movies of late, and want to see a movie that requires your brain to be ‘on’, this is 80 minutes well spent. Recommended.



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