Is it possible to do a time travel movie with more or less $7000 budget that can be as fascinating as ‘Donnie Darko’? It is. ‘Primer’ shows how even small budget pieces can create an atmosphere more dense than most multi-million dollar projects from big studios.
The story basically is about two guys who accidently stumble over a way to make it possible to travel back in time. Past only. So they try to figure out how to use this discovered ability to their advantage. Whatever the consequences. And there are consequences. The way the phenomena of time travel is portrayed in this movie is amazing. Without superexpensive cg effects they still were able to create an amazing, convincing, plausible story.
I don’t want to say too much here. What i want is that you folks check out this low budget diamond!