We watched a movie a couple days ago and I forgot to mention it in my last post. It was an independent film called Primer.
It was about these four guys who were young and clever engineers trying to create some stuff to get patents for and make money with. You know how engineers are, always trying to think up something more clever and better than whatever is being used. So they are all working out of one guy’s garage. Then two of the guys think they have finally figured out something that they have been working on together. Only it isn’t what they think they have been working on at all. Somehow, they have made a tiny little machine that allows time travel. So they hide it from their friends and build a bigger one and use it themselves to travel back most of a day and buy stocks or something to test it and get rich quick.
And then something strange happens, someone else appears to have used their machine. And it all goes to pieces and I have no clue what was going on after that. I think the first guy who went back, went back again only earlier, so he could stop them from ever using the machine to begin with. Except, the other guy went back even further and made it so that he was the first guy, maybe. And then he knocked himself unconscious and stuffed himself in the attic and bits of conversation that they had the first time through took on new and unusual meanings and everything was heavier and confusing and made no sense. And then the one guy forced the other guy to leave town because there were really two of him and they could just live there together and be two of the same guy. Right?
I don’t know. It became so convoluted I couldn’t tell who was who and when they were who at which part of the movie. I think I liked it though. I would recommend seeing it. You might need to watch it over and over for it to make sense. I tried to google an explanation, but what I got was a 19 page long document. I don’t need to understand a movie badly enough to read 19 pages about time travel and multiple people and who is A and when A is B and when he is C.