Last year, there was a lot of positive hum travelling through the blogvine about the film Primer. It has finally shown up here in the UK in DVD form.
I rented and watched the movie last night. Then I watched it again, this time with the director’s commentary. Then I went online and started reading discussions about the movie. Now I’m beginning to get it. I may watch it one more time before I have to get the DVD back to the shop.
I would like to offer some humble opinion and some advice:
- Try to not read or hear anything about the plot before watching the movie.
- Watch it. It’s great. It looks great, it sounds great, the acting is great… it’s just great.
- After watching it — but not before — read this bulletin board discussion. It helps clarify things better than the Wikipedia entry or this very detailed diagram.
- Now watch it again.
You may want to just go ahead and buy the DVD rather than simply renting it.