UPDATE & A THANK YOU!
I’ve now passed 7000 subscribers and this is a real achievement for me 😀
I understand lots my subscribers would like to see more science videos and rest assured there are several more on the way which I hope to upload by the end of this year.
Animated videos take a fair amount of work so that’s why I need time in between videos so bear with me. I’m working hard this end and I appreciate your support 😀
Primer is a mind bending science fiction film with one of the most challenging plot lines to follow. I’ve created this video for people who enjoy the film as much as I do.
If you haven’t seen the film I highly recommend it and it is available on Netflix.
Two friends, Abe and Aaron, have inadvertently invented time travel.
Initially the plan is to use it to make money but the power of time travel gets the better of them as the pair double cross each other and create multiple doubles and time lines.
ALTERNATIVE EXPLANATIONS (this section has been added after some interesting comments made by subscribers and viewers of this video).
1). The Phone Call – the video states that the phone call is made by Aaron 2 to Aaron 0 but there is an alternative; Aaron 2 could be calling Abe 0 instead.
Why I opted for Aaron 2 calling Aaron 0:
(a). Aaron is a selfish character and I think it’s more likely that he will feel he owes Aaron 0 (another version of himself) an explanation rather than Abe 0.
(b). Abe 5’s reaction to gassing himself is profound and Aaron 2 may have felt a similar sense of guilt after drugging Aaron 0 which caused him to contact Aaron 0 at a later date.
2). The Final Aaron (who is instructing the build of a larger box) – the video states this Aaron is Aaron 2 but the alternative is that it could be Aaron 6.
Why I opted to say it’s Aaron 2 building the larger box rather than Aaron 6:
(a) the phone call from Aaron 2 plays over the scene
(b) Aaron 2 had less exposure to the aftermath of everything that went wrong owing to all the mismanaged time traveling so I felt that he was likely to be more reckless in a shorter time frame than Aaron 6 and
(c) Aaron 6 mentions at the airport that he might go to Vegas or even Russia and doesn’t seem to have a proper plan as to what he will do next, however I do think it’s likely that Aaron 6 will eventually build another box because as a character he’s rash.
3). Handwriting deteriorating & ear bleeds
One subscriber points out that both of these could be symptoms of the bodies deteriorating each time a copy is created.
4). The Party Incident
In the video it is presumed that Aaron managed to disarm Rachel’s crazy ex on the first night of the party but an alternative is that he didn’t and that may be the reason why Aaron 1 decided to go back to Monday morning using the failsafe.
The video states that the film’s director is Steve Carruth when in fact it is SHANE Carruth – my mistake, apologies 🙂
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Running – iStock.com/Vytenis Misevicius
DONNIE DARKO – ILLUSTRATED EXPLANATION: