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Hunted By Your Future, Haunted By Your Past
In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Looper is easily the best film I've seen this year! I loved everything about it! I was in awe from start to finish. The directing, performances, and plot are all top notch. Pierce Gagnon pratical steals the show as Cid with the best child performance I've seen since Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense. I teared up at one point because I was so happy with what I was seeing. I can't recommend this film highly enough and I think most people will love it.
Writer-director Rian Johnson made a splash with his genre mash-up debut, Brick, before struggling with his muddled sophomore effort, The Brothers Bloom. Rather than paring things back Johnson stubbornly ploughed forward with another ambitious, mind bending extravaganza. Although I’ve had to admire his playful blending of genres and styles I’ve never quite bought wholeheartedly into vision - until now.
Looper is still a film that suffers from the director’s familiar problems - too ambitious and too unfocused - but here the ambition is matched with an energy that is infectious. Rian Johnson has managed to take elements from every major, and not so major, sci-fi film of the past thirty years, stick them together and then, miraculously, made it work.…
Taking the tried & tested formula of time-traveling in sci-fi films, Looper creates an original beauty of a film that is as satisfying as its smart plot. It's not so complex that you're gonna have a hard time figuring it out nor is it too simple that you can spare your attention away from it for a while. The balance this movie has between its sci-fi elements & action-drama is its real strength, making it one of the best films of its year.
Looper presents a future where time travel has been invented but outlawed. Run by criminal organizations, it allows them to erase their enemies by sending them back in time where they are cleaned up by the "loopers". This tells…
I want so desperately to shake anyone into oblivion who has rated Looper less than [a super] low three stars, but I need to just accept it as perception and if everyone loved all of the same films, then the world would be a very boring place, right? Bullshit, but ideal, I suppose. I just find it almost strange that so many people loved Django Unchained but found this almost average or with "flaws", when for me, it was the other way around. I just wonder, did we watch the same movies? Can we loop back in time and make you watch this again, please? I am not trying to offend anyone, I am just truly at a loss for…
Rian Johnson...you fucking genius you.
Not only did you make an awesome movie...you may have just become my favorite director working today. It's either you or Paul Thomas Anderson.
Joseph Gordon Levitt...even if you do look like a damn catfish in all that makeup...you gave the best Bruce Willis impression ever.
Bruce Willis...you haven't been this badass since Die Hard man and you are fucking awesome again.
Looper...you may have just became my favorite movie of the year.
Either this or The Avengers.
You know what...fuck it. At risk of causing some controversy, I think this IS the best film of the year; so far at least.
Now that's how you make a god damn movie.
it doesnt make sense. too many plot holes.
Pretty much the same experience I had with this when I originally saw it. Good, even very good perhaps, but some yawn-inducing clichés keep it from being great. For some reason Emily Blunt has sex with JGL for no reason because, like I mentioned in my Edge Of Tomorrow review, Hollywood cannot have two attractive people not act on their attractiveness that us mere mortals will never achieve. I'm starting to wonder whether Emily Blunt just takes these roles so that she can make out with hot actors. Josh Brolin's probably next in Sicario and then Chris Hemsworth in The Huntsman. Krasinski must not be putting out or something.
Also Willis has a scene late in the film where he…
Fucking fantastic! If you're looking for a thrilling and interesting sci-fi film, Looper is the one for you.
I need to rewatch this
Solider Action Film mit nettem Aufhänger. Nur leider ist Joseph Gorden-Levitt ganz furchtbar geschmickt sobald er mit Bruce Willes in einer Szene zu sehen ist, was dem Film sehr schadet.
Ansonsten machen alle vor und hinter der Kamera einen guten Job und der Film ist insgesammt gut, aber nicht bahnbrechend.
Great futuristic sci-fi action flick with a twist on the time-travel genre
Pues quizás es que me esperaba mucho, porque todo el mundo decía que estaba muy bien, pero me ha decepcionado.
Le he encontrado varios fallos menores que deslucen la película y la parte en la granja rompe con el ritmo, se hace demasiado larga. La cara de Gordon-Levitt estirada para parecerse a Willis se me ha acabado atragantando, contra mas lo pienso, menos me gusta, voy a acabar ya porque si no le quitare más estrellas.
Nos quedamos con dos y media.
Será que num futuro distante realmente teremos viagens no tempo e pessoas com poderes telecinéticos? Difícil dizer. Porém, podemos esperar, num futuro próximo talvez, Looper como um clássico da ficção científica.
O realismo das viagens mostra um dos principais pontos positivos do filme. Apesar da parte mais fantasiosa, ou seja, os poderes telecinéticos adquiridos por alguns seres humanos, o filme consegue manter-se pé no chão e não se preocupa em explicar o por quê dessa evolução, fazendo uso interessante dessa possibilidade dentro do roteiro.
Rian Johnson consegue entregar uma trama bem escrita e dirigida, que oferece um ótimo longa aos fãs do gênero.
AV Club's 100 best films of the decade thus far.
I put the question out there on twitter and got a great response. If someone had never seen a movie…