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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.
Did not expect to like this movie so much.
Stunning but subtle visuals and some powerful performances form Gordon-Levitt, Willis, Blunt and especially young Pierce Gagnon, Looper is a surprisingly clever and moralistic tale that seamlessly blends drama and sci-fi.
Os filmes de viagem, ação, ou até mesmo ficção científica já tiveram muito mais qualidade do que temos hoje em dia. Não vem tendo filmes bons do gênero, como antigamente em De Volta Para o Futuro, ou um exemplo mais recente A Origem onde se encontra um paradoxo complexo. E confesso que esperava muito desse filme Looper- Assassinos do Futuro, porém minhas expectativas foram frustradas enquanto assistia.
No ano de 2042, o assassino Joe recebe alvos enviados do futuro, 2072, para serem eliminados por ele em 2042. Para Joe são apenas serviços que ele faz e ganha bem pra isso. Até receber um novo alvo: ele mesmo.
Looper foi um filme que muita gente gostou, pelo fato de se ruma…
Cool, smart, interesting, good luck with Star Wars, Rian.
Hat mir etwas besser gefallen als beim ersten Mal. Setting, Darsteller und die erste Hälfte finde ich gut, aber die zweite Hälfte zieht irgendwie den ganzen Film runter. Schade. Hat auch beim Rewatch nicht richtig gezündet.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Many good things here. Good cinematography. Good performances. Good story telling. Good sci-fi scenario, in a surprising atmosphere, with film-noir aspects. Above all, the story does not collapse, like in so many cases, for the movie to go into an action frenzy in the last two thirds of the screening. It holds. There is such a thing as good recent sci-fi features made by Hollywood. Keep them coming, please!
Of course, the time travel logic is BS, but Johnson built a compelling human story and morality play around it. Gordon-Levitt justs gets better and better.
- 21 Grams
- Johnny Got His Gun
- The Ugly Swans
- 964 Pinocchio
- Aachi and Ssipak
- A.D. Police File 1: The Phantom Woman
- A.I. Artificial Intelligence
- 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.