PRIMER. 2004

Director: Shane Carruth

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl

In Primer a couple of dullards who are surprisingly stupid engineers build a time-machine in their garage then sit around talking about it then move it to a storage unit & sit around some more talking about it. Finally they start time-travelling but nothing in particular happens except that they spend a lot of time between trips talking about it & experiencing minor side-effects that add up to nothing.

A certain type of techy-nerd apparently thinks this is great. I suspect its audience would be the sorts of techy-nurds who believe jibbering unintelligibly about fantasy physics constitutes an adventure, who believe surfing the net is the same as going someplace, & who recognized themselves in this sorry excuse for a film but were not intelligent enough to be embarrassed by that fact.

No one else will be able to figure out if anything is going on, nor will they care. This is hands-down the dumbest time travel story ever not told right. Some people are impressed the film only cost about $7,000 to make, but they seem to have paid only about 25 cents of it on imagination.

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