History Film / Primer

7th Nov '17 12:36:13 AM DoctorNemesis
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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Platz is hinted to be one. At first, it seems like he's just your typical BadBoss but a bit of dialog earlier in the movie refers to an event that happened "last year" and one of the characters saying he knew someone with a legal background that knew about "cases like ours." Suggesting Platz took an intellectual property invented by the company (probably claiming that it was developed on company time with company resources, which is often covered in employment contracts.)

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Platz is hinted to be one. At first, it seems like he's just your typical BadBoss but a bit of dialog earlier in the movie refers to an event that happened "last year" and one of the characters saying he knew someone with a legal background that knew about "cases like ours." Suggesting Platz took an intellectual property invented by the company characters (probably claiming that it was developed on company time with company resources, which is often covered in employment contracts.) contracts) and kept the profits for himself while cutting out the people who developed it.
23rd Oct '17 10:06:37 AM k0r3l1k
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* NumberOfTheBeast: Although a loose connection, the coincidence is too glaring to ignore. Apparently from the time the box is turned on, to the time it is turned off it will undergo approximately 1300 cycles of forward to backward time. (This seems to be the case no matter how long or briefly the box is running.) If the number of cycles happens to be 1333 (an odd number, which is significant to the films plot) then the inside of the box will have 'experienced' each point (A and B, or turned on point, and tuned off point respectively.) 666 times.
21st Oct '17 7:46:59 AM k0r3l1k
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* NumberoftheBeast: Although a loose connection, the coincidence is too glaring to ignore. Apparently from the time the box is turned on, to the time it is turned off it will undergo approximately 1300 cycles of forward to backward time. (This seems to be the case no matter how long or briefly the box is running.) If the number of cycles happens to be 1333 (an odd number, which is significant to the films plot) then the inside of the box will have 'experienced' each point (A and B, or turned on point, and tuned off point respectively.) 666 times.

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* NumberoftheBeast: NumberOfTheBeast: Although a loose connection, the coincidence is too glaring to ignore. Apparently from the time the box is turned on, to the time it is turned off it will undergo approximately 1300 cycles of forward to backward time. (This seems to be the case no matter how long or briefly the box is running.) If the number of cycles happens to be 1333 (an odd number, which is significant to the films plot) then the inside of the box will have 'experienced' each point (A and B, or turned on point, and tuned off point respectively.) 666 times.
21st Oct '17 7:43:31 AM k0r3l1k
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* NumberoftheBeast: Although a loose connection, the coincidence is too glaring to ignore. Apparently from the time the box is turned on, to the time it is turned off it will undergo approximately 1300 cycles of forward to backward time. (This seems to be the case no matter how long or briefly the box is running.) If the number of cycles happens to be 1333 (an odd number, which is significant to the films plot) then the inside of the box will have 'experienced' each point (A and B, or turned on point, and tuned off point respectively.) 666 times.
27th Sep '17 3:00:42 PM Bisected8
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* TheStoryThatNeverWas: [[spoiler:When the power of TimeTravel proves too dangerous and too confusing for anyone to use, Abe Terger travels back as far as he can and interferes with his past self's experiments, hoping to stop the past versions of himself and Aaron from pursuing time travel any further. The future versions of Abe and Aaron, who went through all that character development, continue existing--since time travel in ''Primer'' results in the travellers cloning themselves unless they're careful to maintain a StableTimeLoop.]]
17th Sep '17 7:58:51 PM Sabo88
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* MindScrew: Between the multiple time-travels, the non-linear plot and the sea of TechnoBabble that the main characters spout at each other constantly is no wonder that most viewers can't keep things straight. It got to the point where the film actually needed ''[[UpToEleven graphs in order to explain what was happening]]''.
2nd Sep '17 9:46:21 AM DoctorNemesis
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* TimeIsDangerous: Excessive time travel causes strange physical problems in the protagonists: mysterious bleeding from their ears and deterioration of their handwriting. WordOfGod is that this is also a case of CloneDegeneration.

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* TimeIsDangerous: Excessive time travel causes strange physical problems in the protagonists: mysterious bleeding from their ears and deterioration of their handwriting. WordOfGod is that this is also a case of CloneDegeneration. In a more subtle example, repeated time travel also seems to cause Aaron and Abe to take on elements of each other's personalities.
2nd Sep '17 9:37:00 AM DoctorNemesis
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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: They invent a workable TIME MACHINE and the best use they can think of is to make money in the stock market?

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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: They invent a workable TIME MACHINE and the best use they can think of is to make money in the stock market?market? It is justified, however, since they're intentionally trying to keep as low a profile as possible (and avoid any possible paradoxes or issues with causality) with their time travel exploits until they fully understand what they're dealing with, and are also trying to raise funds for further experimentation. Besides which, using a time machine for profit is hardly an ''impractical'' use of such a device.
11th Jul '17 7:41:45 PM Tuckerscreator
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* And to top it off, it is so complex that it even frustrated [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} Randall Munroe]], as can be seen at the bottom left of his [[https://xkcd.com/657/large comic about movie narratives]].

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* And to top it off, it is so complex that it even frustrated [[Webcomic/{{xkcd}} Randall Munroe]], as can be seen at the bottom left right of his [[https://xkcd.com/657/large comic about movie narratives]].
15th Apr '17 7:06:15 AM PuerAzaelis
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Then something goes wrong. And that's when things get [[TheEndingChangesEverything really confusing]]. The ''plot itself'' is non-linear. Most of the plot -- including several crucial events -- is neither shown nor described, just ''{{implied}}''. And on top of that, the characters communicate almost exclusively in dense TechnoBabble.

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Then something goes wrong. And that's when things get [[TheEndingChangesEverything really confusing]]. The ''plot itself'' is non-linear.[[KudzuPlot non-linear]]. Most of the plot -- including several crucial events -- is neither shown nor described, just ''{{implied}}''. And on top of that, the characters communicate almost exclusively in dense TechnoBabble.
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