Of course I realize we’re stuck in a time loop. I’m not an idiot. Actually, a character on The Magicians says something similar, though with a bit more resignation, as he’s not powerful enough to change anything. The inevitability of the future, or the past, or whatever, is a recurring theme in time travel movies. Except when the theme is that things aren’t inevitable.
I liked Looper, mostly because it didn’t dwell on the time travel.
Everybody likes Primer. I thought the pacing worked really well. It develops at just the right speed to keep things interesting but without losing the audience. And then when things get crazy, it still makes a certain amount of sense. Iterative plot thickening. Now, with all the looping that takes place, is time mutable or not? If you go back and replace yourself, did that always happen? In order to come out of the box, you had to go into the box, so what does that mean about predestination?
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