Thursday, June 02, 2005

[Film] Primer

****½ (out of 5)

Very satisfying. Validates my idea that low-budget SF movies are going to be the next big thing. A group of inventors build a time-machine in their garage. Things go bad.

It’s not a perfect movie because a crucial plot point involving a girl, a shotgun and a party isn’t developed. In fact it's so undeveloped that it’s hard to care about the major reason the movie exists at all: the twist.

Yes, there’s a twist. But the way the film is presented (with gaps in the narrative and oblique hints) makes it impossible to develop a definitive timeline of what went (or will go) on. However, I trust the film-makers that it all makes sense and look forward to watching it a second and a third and a fourth time.

1 comment:

Svend said...

I really liked this film, as I recall. Not quite as slickly done as Cube, which is my baseline for excellent low-budget sci-fi, but really enjoyable, with lots of, "Oh, that's what's going on!" moments. :)