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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.
There are a few moments I really loved, but they're too scattered and overall it's a story that I think had a lot of potential that wasn't realized.
Basically, if you want to see a mind-bending time travel movie about a guy who meets an older version of himself, you might be disappointed. Willis and JGL share a disappointing portion of screen time together, and the burden of needing to kill yourself, how much that would psychologically damage, how you would even approach that, is mostly left unused. Instead the story is dragged into some weird fantasy plot about a young kid.
And I wouldn't say this is wholly original either. The plot is essentially the Terminator, and there's even…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Looper is so smart at handling its time-traveling mechanic that it knows it shouldn't explain it; what you have left is a thriller with break-neck pacing that cleverly convinces you that it works and just about makes to the finish line without ever feeling awkward.
Also, Paul Dano suffers the worst on-screen torture in his career, which is like, saying a lot.
It's heartening to see actors with severely disfigured faces getting cast in lead roles.
A smart, original sci-fi actioner? This should be right up my alley, but it somehow never quite worked for me. The characters interesting and the actors are all at the top of their game, the script's clever and tightly constructed ... but the whole came off as less than the sum of its parts to me. As the many pieces of the plot came together, I found it kind of like watching a guy solve a Rubik's Cube: it was interesting, but not emotional. My head was constantly engaged, but my heart never was.
Liked Blunt, and JGL. Did not like Bruce Willis. Hated the kid. It was okay
Ε περίμενα κάτι άλλο... περίμενα μια μάπα, μια χαζή action προσέγγιση του γνωστού θέματος της μετακίνησης στο χρόνο και πως μπορεί να αλλαχτεί η ροή των πραγμάτων.
Αυτό δεν το είδα (πολύ ευχάριστη έκπληξη).
αυτό που είδα ήταν καλό, με τον απαραίτητο σεβασμό στον εαυτό του. Δεν διακωμωδεί, δεν προσπαθεί να λογικοποιήσει τα ανεξήγητα, να δώσει εξηγήσεις, να κάνει αστειάκια και λοιπές αμερικανιές.
Βασίζεται περισσότερο σε ανθρώπινες σχέσεις και στη συνειδητοποίηση ότι η ζωή μας πρέπει να έχει κάποιο σκοπό, οι πράξεις μας έχουν αντίκτυπο στους γύρω μας λιγότερο ή περισσότερο ανάλογα με τις συνθήκες.
Μπράβο λοιπόν στον σεναριογράφο και σκηνοθέτη που δεν έπεσε στην παγίδα των αμερικάνικων κλισέ για να φτιάξει κάποιου είδους blockbuster.
Willis just looks ridiculous when his head is not completely bold. They did an outstanding make up on Gordon-Levitt. The segment on the farm is way too long, so after the strong beginning it can't keep up to the promising start
That was one creepy baby
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- La Jetée
- Burst City
- Blade Runner
- Strange Days
- The Girl Next Door
- The Ballad of Jack and Rose
- There Will Be Blood
- Where the Wild Things Are
Less than I thought, but still fairly impressive.