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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.
The first images of the film are a close-up of a ticking pocket watch and Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) waiting patiently gun at the ready, in front of a tarp. Then a man suddenly appears, bag over his head with a straightjacket-like covering. Joe shoots. This scene is replayed over and over throughout the film, occasionally in different ways, but for the most part the same.
The latest film by Rian Johnson (“Brick”, “The Brothers Bloom”) is a tale of time travel with many hints at the sci-fi films of the 90s. Like most 90s sci-fi films there is a lot of world building thus the use of voice over is almost unavoidable. Here it is simply exposition. In the first…
Still one of the finest original sci-fi films made in recent years.
One of the best action/sci-fi films of recent memory. The only part I've heard heavy criticism of is the strange subplot with the evil child, but I loved that part of the film.
I liked the plot and the story, but I dislike some performances and the way it's told, I think they could do much more with it.
A sci-fi film set in the relatively near future, Looper is a time travel film that is much more concerned with its characters than its fantastic elements. Bruce Willis delivers one of his best performances of recent years while Joseph Gordon Levitt continues to prove himself an actor to be reckoned with. Behind all that is a smart, uncompromising script and direction from Rian Johnson.
Though the narrative borders on convolution, the emotion within it is utterly riveting and pure.
Looper is one of the best action movies in a while. A great story, fantastic acting, and stunning makeup effects make it a powerfully entertaining movie.
Tinha potencial pra ser muito melhor!
Not really as clever as people say, in my opinion. This movie breaks its own time travel rules. I think? I mean, they didn't really bother explaining how they work.
Less than I thought, but still fairly impressive.