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waste of money and time

9 years, 9 months ago at Oct 8 3:45
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This movie took FOREVER, and I do mean FOREVER, to get into its subject of time travel. Nothing made sense in the beginning of the film, and where it was going, no one had a clue, so when time travel came into perspective, it was like "huh?"

It also looked like a documentary instead of fiction.

Waste of time. I am glad this was a rental, not a purchased dvd.

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10 years, 7 months ago at Nov 28 20:18
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It's not a new concept to the science fiction genre, but this time travel film is by far the best at creating a sense of believability through its documentary-like cinematography. The actual science behind the theory unravels the mystery of moving through space and time and the ultimate consequences on the physical body and present surrounding world.


5 years, 9 months ago at Sep 26 2:30
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Very interesting approach to the subject of time travel. The mocumentary format has become severely dated, but the actors managed to keep the suspense going up until the end.
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Description: At night and on weekends, four men in a suburban garage have built a cottage industry of error-checking devices. But, they know that there is something more. There is some idea, some mechanism, some accidental side effect that is standing between them and a pure leap of innovation. And so, through trial and error they are building the device that is missing most. However, two of these men find the device and immediately realize that it is too valuable to market. The limit of their trust in each other is strained when they are faced with the question, If you always want what you can't have, what do you want when you can have anyt ... (more)
Release date: 27 May 2005
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“[English Version]

Primer is a 2004 film written, directed, produced and acted by Shane Carruth. Tells the story of Four men work in a garage building highly complex appliances. Part by accident and part by design, they discover a mechanism with powers that allows them to get practically everything they want: A Time Travel Machine.

Now, some of you would think that's going to be another of those works which use time-travel like a cheap way of solving everything, and those having no tension or consistency whatsover (Examples: Mirrai Nikki, Dragon Ball Super, Looper, Kimi no Nawa, etc), but, this movie is not the case.

For started, It is noticeable that Shane Carruth was someone dedicated in the project to see not only his contribution in direction and writing,” read more

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