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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 basically 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.
A Veteran actor and 2 of the newest, Struggle to keep up with the acting skills of a young boy
Best movie of 2012??? Off the top of my head i think so!
Film #7 of the 2016 Awards Season Scavenger Hunt!
Task #20-25 Spend 6 films connecting Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to Kevin Bacon (Emily Blunt -> Bruce Willis)
Looper, made by Rian Johnson (who I thought was a woman for some time, I don't know why), is a movie with big ideas, some of them come crashing down at points, and to people who are not used to watching time-travel stuff, they won't find it that good.
Bruce Willis acts like Bruce Willis and that's good. But, I have a soft spot for Emily Blunt and I loved her here as I do in everything I watch with her in it.
Kuddos for the brutal ending.
Just got back from seeing Looper! WOW! What an amazing film from start to finish! Extremely well-written, by Rian Johnson - a man clearly at the peak of his craft. Highly thought out and constructed narrative that doesn’t treat the audience as if they were stupid, yet leaves you with just enough information/story that you’re itching for more. Much like Inception in that way. I have a million questions (also like Inception in that way) about the actual logistics of time-travel in this film, but I’ll leave those for later (I will say that Looper completely throws into question the notions and rules of time-travel that were established in Back to the Future!) Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis show off…
Fun up to the third act, then… seriously?
Why do they keep changing Joseph's Gordon-Levitt's face? And why are they always get some kind of French reference in the films he stars in?
Those were the two issues I had with this film. Other than that I liked it, it was a fun film and I didn't know what to expect from the story which was actually good.
I think I echo most people's thoughts here that the first half of Looper was fantastic, while the second half was merely "good".
Concepts alone can't make a movie but Looper seems to stick to just what it's about without properly telling its own story. It's especially disappointing as I consider myself a fan of Rian Johnson from what I've seen so far but sadly this might just as well be his weakest effort as a writer-director. It's sad especially considering how interesting this really could be but upon more watches I've grown to like it less because too much about what's going on only irritates me in an area where I know I'm supposed to be having fun.
Plotholes galore is the biggest problem I have with Looper. Given how complex its concept is, the very questions it leaves unanswered are the…
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