Saturday, May 28, 2005

Movie: Primer

I was turned onto the movie Primer by my friend Jim. They claim that this movie was produced for a total of $7,000, and it has been nominated for and won some indie film awards.

The main characters, who appear to be in their twenties or early thirties, wear shirts and ties throughout the movie, so I thought that was a little unrealistic. ;-) Another thing that bothered me was seeing a flyback transformer hanging off of their "time machine" with the anode disconnected and hanging freely. I mean, what's up with that?

The actors are not polished actors, and the sets are nothing fancy. These flaws only add to the possibility that maybe we're watching something that could actually happen. I'm even in the process of watching the DVD a second time, just because it's one of those out-of-sequence time-shifting story lines that make more sense when you see it again.

If you see it on the shelf at your neighborhood rental shop, or use Netflix, then check it out! I've seen movies with millions of dollars in them that sucked, and this, for the sum of its production costs, is actually a cool story (read: it doesn't suck at all).