The “TENET” and the movie referred in here, a low-fi time travel classic ” Primer “, some nerdy reddit user went as far as on to say that TENET is just a 250 million dollar Primer!. Considering the complexity of the plots of the teo movies, primer might even exceed the TENET’s majesty.
Primer's Time Travel - Hypothesis & Reallity
Low Money but high gain
Carruth refused to dumb down the scientific jargon in order to moviegoers to understand them easily and expected the fans would return again and again till the fully grasp the content therein. He completely ignores the cinematic or rather literature norm ” Show, don’t tell “. the characters start the time travel in a very risk averse manner, yet when perfecting bit by bit, just go full on nuts creating this unfathomable web of timelines that ironically consume their mental and physical wellbeing.
Definitely not being your everday run of the mill back to the future type time travel classic, if you prefer big flash lights exploding in huge thunderbolts while characters screaming ” yee-how ” kind things, you should avoid this movie by all costs. Primer is a movie for nerds, braniacs people who do have a interest deep science, maths or even philosophy.