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The 2d Music Festival [SPOILER]


When David goes back to the music festival for the 2d time, this time on his own in order to kiss Jessie, wouldn't he meet his past self?

There must have been a 2d David hanging around, that he should neutralize/kill in order to take his place & approach Jessie with more confidence. But we don't see any of that.
The same way we see 2 Jessie later in the film, or 2 friends earlier when he draws a smiley on his neck while sleeping.

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Couldn't the same be said about the multiple times they went back in time to get the friend to ace his Chem test? They should have run into themselves traveling back in time multiple times, no?

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Couldn't the same be said about the multiple times they went back in time to get the friend to ace his Chem test? They should have run into themselves traveling back in time multiple times, no?


I was thinking the same thing. The film seems to only use that "running into your past self"storytelling when it's convenient (like at the end when the girlfriend encounters her past self, and is erased from existence!).

"Thanks, guys." "So long, partner."

- Toy Story 3 (9/10)

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Couldn't the same be said about the multiple times they went back in time to get the friend to ace his Chem test? They should have run into themselves traveling back in time multiple times, no?


Exacty, you can only re-do the past if your consciousness travels back ("Buttefly Effect" movies). If you physically travel back, there should be a physical version of you from each trip at the same time.

At least one science fiction novel explained this away by saying that the re-do self will talk the first-trip self out of doing whatever it was he wants to undo. This movie makes that impossible, obviously.

One more possibility, however, that may fit within (what passes for) this movie's continuity: if you travel back before your earlier trip and somehow prevent your earlier self from making the trip, without him seeing you, you could replace him during the earlier trip ("Primer").

There's nothing in this film to indicate that level of consideration, however. The big inconsistency at the end confirms this (i.e., the fact that the protagonist vanishes but his camera does not, even though they both from the same timeline)

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