the reason I didn't understand was not because all the physics jargon (which by the way, still felt fake in the narration), but because the editing showed how the makers felt that it's unnecessary for the audience to understand the story, the messier the better. Well, you can't do that. It didn't turn out to be 'intriguing' or 'mind-blowing'..it's just a shapeless mess. Kudos for the effort, anyway.
High-tech story behind the film is sort-of alluring, once you manage to get a hold of it. Fragmented editing, however amateurishly done, pumps up the experience of losing notion of time, as you (supposedly) travel through it. Unfortunately, behind this catchy form, there is an irritatingly impenetrable wall of self-important Silicon Valley buzzwords and utterly aimless subplots.
I love to use my STEM degree to make a movie where I'm a super genius guy. This movie is good as fuck at math, dude. It's physics as hell. When I first saw it, it freaking was a damn mindfuck! Then I went on Reddit and saw a chart explaining it, and learned science.
This movie makes you think but it doesn't make you feel. If you are certain your daily life is thought provoking enough, you might search for a genuine art form that will provide you with new valuable sensations. In case you need more brain exercise... I guess you could watch this... But then again... no! Not even then!
Sans aucun trucage, ni effets spéciaux particuliers, le réalisateur parvient à plonger le spectateur dans un maelstrom de questionnements et de supputations fantastiques et scientifiques, accréditées par un habile déferlement verbal de chiffres, formules et autres combinaisons physico-chimiques. www.cinefiches.com