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.…
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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
'This time travel crap, just fries your brain like an egg...' - Abe
I've been meaning to revisit Looper for some time after being blown away when watching it at the cinema, and I'm happy to say it holds up very well after a second viewing. It honestly baffles me how Looper has fallen through the cracks to become an under appreciated gem. While people continue to swoon over the nth iteration of a superhero franchise, it's a shame that an intelligent, exhilarating and original blockbuster like Looper can be left unrecognised.
Looper is the third film from director Rian Johnson, who has been hit and miss for me. While I liked his debut feature Brick, I wasn't overly impressed;…
Such a brilliantly-written film; not a single scene is wasted, and every moment matters.
El ritmo de la película pega un gran bajón sobre la mitad de la misma y eso hace que pierda enteros. Te da todo lo que le pides a una película de viajes en el tiempo: paradojas volando como monos y líos mil.
A fun sci-fi thriller that becomes a lot less enjoyable the more you think about it and the less you look at Joseph's distracting looking makeup job.
There's a lot to like about this film.. and a lot that one will find oneself wanting for. I'm a fan of hard sci-fi, which isn't what this film attempts to be. It uses elements of this genre (and quite effectively, I might add) as means to set up the storyline. Despite this dressing--window treatments of complexity in the form of time travel--this is a film with rather linear plot and action.
This quickly becomes apparent during the cat-and-mouse chase sequences, and it becomes dissatisfactory when one realizes the dearth of accompanying drama. Surely a film like this could add layers of complexity with character development (specifically, I think, this would be useful in the development of Willis' character), and…
A solid action sci-fi with my action hero Bruce Willis. Unlike most of my friends i like the second half better then the first half. And re watching it i realized how good Joseph Gordon-levitt play's the younger version off Bruce as a actor.
Visione fantascientifica coraggiosa e ben costruita, rebus narrativi compresi. Il trio Levitt-Willis-Blunt è promosso a pieni voti.