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Primer (film review)


Film: Primer
Year: 2004
Genre: Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller
Directed By: Shane Carruth
Starring: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden
About: Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nj5MMURCm8

My Review:
Having been requested to watch Primer for my blog I gave it a watch and after seeing what the film was about I was rather interested in this movie. However, felt that this film did not meet my expectations at all.

The film is about two men who are friends and make a machine which seems a little like Schrodinger's cat and will the person survive within the box until it is opened? However, as it leads to time travel the men's relationship becomes strained.

I thought that this film had a brilliant premise and wondered what would happen within the experiment. As it was a rather slow start I hoped that they would change the experiment in certain ways in which would challenge it and make the experiment more real but that didn't seem to happen. The film mostly just had the two men talking and how it effected their relationship, which made me really question why they added this experiment to the movie as it seemed to not be necessary at all and like they were just grabbing at straws for a reason to make the movie. This film didn't have a great ending either which did upset me as it seemed like the movie went nowhere and I just found myself getting rather bored and wondering when things were going to happen however the movie ended before it did.

Personally, this wasn't to my liking but I think this would be good for those who want a movie with drama and how an experiment changes relationships with friends. For a time travel style of movie I do not think that this would be enjoyed.

My Rating: 2/5 

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