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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…
JGL did everything to act like Bruce Willis but Bruce Willis didn't do fuck all to act like JGL. Fucking lazy prick.
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…
I never get tired of the way this stacks smaller stories on top of each other to form its larger self, even while it maintains the strictest narrative and formal economy.
"And then I saw it"
Anytime i dare to tell someone a movie from 2012 is my absolute favorite of all time i get this "look"....
Needless to say the history of cinema is rich and long but something about this movie makes want to say " who gives a fuck?!" , i walked into a theater and had truly one of the best experiences of my life.
This is the kind of movie that blends high concept sci -fi entertainment with a more down to earth theme of redemption breaking the loops of bad decisions in one's life simple enough right? sure but this blending of styles done so fucking well it makes me miss the old days of…
Great movie! There's been a fair amount of crap sci-fi movies out in the past few years but this isn't one them! Definitely worth your time.
All I needed to know to get interested in this film was that it was about time travel. From there on out, I was set. This was excellent with action, suspense, cool time travel concepts, and stunning performances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. The time travel was a little complicated to follow at first, but at the end, you can pretty much figure it all out. Rian Johnson, as you may know, is currently working on Star Wars Episode 8. As far as Im concerned, I trust him. He seems to be a pretty good director. Good luck, Rian!
As ingenious as "Inception", but with the emotional core of "Warrior." Almost got teary-eyed at the last scenes.
Better than jumper
Smart thriller uses its time travel gimmick to twist its script in really interesting ways.
Clever, well acted, thrilling. A solid sci-fi movie.
Great movie. Joseph Gordon Levitt is bringing his Bruce Willis game so hard. Someone needs to close the loop in 2014 that makes that rainmaker kid think working with Zach Braff next is a wise career move