Not nearly as great as Ragnarok, and also not nearly as bad as the internet discourse would like you to think. Maybe the definition of a mixed bag movie. Worth watching for creepy Christian Bale alone!
It's really baffling to me that WB thought this level of grimdark dourness would appeal to a mass audience. In comparison, the Nolan Batman movies feel like lighthearted comedies.
That said, I had more fun than I expected. You can't deny that Snyders crafted this movie with love and a vision. It's just not a vision that I share for the characters.
16 year old me would have loved the seriousness, the angst and the over the top violence, but…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's been a long time since I've seen a movie, that played with my expectations like Looper did. Just when you think you know how the plot will develop, it turns into something else. Though I must admit that I did expect a big, final twist a la 12 Monkeys that, surprisingly, never came. Still, Looper is a thrilling, well directed movie with fantastic acting (especially JGL's Bruce Willis impersonation), inspired production design, and the general feel of an instant-classic.