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Coherence (2014): Superposition of a dinner party

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Eight Friends meet up for a dinner party on the night a huge comet is supposed to be passing by the Earth. Things get stranger and stranger from there on.

James Ward Byrkit’s Coherence is a Sci-Fi film which tries to comprehend Quantum Physics. For beginners, let me tell you, quantum physics is inherently fuzzy.

A property of the particles in quantum universe is called Superposition. As per the theory, particles don’t exist in one state or the other, but in all of its possible states at once. I should be more clearer, I know. For example once you roll a die, according to quantum theory, the die exists in all its six states simultaneously.

When we observe a quantum object, we affect its behavior. Observation breaks an object’s superposition and the universe is literally duplicated, splitting into one universe for each possible outcome from the measurement. In case of our die… Once the observation is made, the universe splits into as many as the number of possible outcomes. In this case it is six, and within each universe the player has got one of the possible numbers.

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Movie Explained: Predestination (2014)

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What came first; a chicken or an egg? You can never tell. The father of all causality problems has made people scratch their head since maybe the first time man started using his brain pondering over existence and life. Predestination is a film which takes problems such as this to a whole new level. A story of a temporal agent who travels in time to stop crimes from happening before it takes place. So, much filled with the causality crisis that my head spun right off my neck trying to understand what the heck is happening. Continue reading

Movie Review: Primer (2004)

en.wikipaediaPrimerTime travel into the past is a mind bending concept to grasp. For it introduces paradoxes. There’ll be two versions of you hanging out in the same time frame; the original you and the one who has travelled back. So if you go back and kill your original self, do you actually fade away from existence? For surely there wont be any future you who’d travel back to perform this terrible transgression. Or do you just continue to live that life as yourself (since fading away is not a human thing to do). But as someone who knows the future and of course with a body to be dealt with.

Primer, let me tell you, deals with such paradoxes and ambiguities.  It is a simple film though in the sense that it doesn’t have your regular geeks, mad scientists working with equations, evil corporates chasing our heroes or fancy gadgets which creates electric field around it when activated. No…  But of course, this film is painfully confusing and complex in terms of the plot. Continue reading