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December 18, 2007

Primer




Primer is a film which I somehow missed from my Top Ten SF Films I haven't seen. So, long overdue, I finally watched it.

Woah.
Whoah+++.

It's very cool. This films shows how you can make low budget intelligent Science Fiction. But don't be put off by the tag "low budget", it never looks cheap, I never once thought "if only they had some money". In fact the whole film looks awesome, with tremendous style and panache. In some ways it reminds of the atmospheric cinematography of Gattaca.

And intelligent. Oh yes. The plot revolves around time travelling. It will hurt your brain, as true time travelling stories should. Watch it, then watch it again to try and make more sense, then watch it again. It's a beautifully paced plot.

The acting is also great, completely believable.

There's nothing bad about Primer, it's a truly awesome film.




4 Comments

Damn right - it's a fine film, and one of my all-time favourites!

I've watched this about 3 times now and still see things I missed first time around. The film makers so a great job of making me feel proper thick.... A great story though. I ended up relenting and reading a breakdown of the story on Wikipedia so that I could fully understand just how many versions of the same two guys were around at any one time and what they were doing!