Written October 14, 2012
The movie was made quite well with the colors and the settings reflecting a semi dystopian present and the plot hinting at a completely unhinged future. I wish that the plot had taken some time to treat the looper society itself in greater detail, as to who they were, why they had been selected, what training had they received and so on.
Joseph Gordon Levitt is a great actor and his back and forth with his future self played by Bruce Willis was brilliant. The action was well choreographed.
All in all, quite well done and definitely worth a watch.
Sci Fi puritans will cry out over the glancing treatment given to the actual time travel science and mechanics, but seeing as how this is only a supporting thread in the story I don't find it to be too much of a buzzkill.
Written January 30, 2015
My father was fond of barking, “Boy, I’ll stomp your nuts!”
Have you ever been kicked in the nuts? I mean right square in the balls. Stars flash in your eyes and you drop like a hot sack of diarrhea.
The point of my incoherent lead is this: I imagine a swift kick to the balls is what time travel is like. At the very least, I know that is what time travel stories are like. Even when done right, the majority inevitably try to pull a fast one on the audience.
Time and time again, not just in stories involving time travel, the story and characters will draw us in, make us love them, and then, inexplicably, the rug is pulled from underneath us for a glass bottom boat **** storm, sans the glass bottom boat.
Written February 28, 2015
Looper was fun, fast, and clever. If I were to critisize anything at all, it simply would b what the hell were they thinking with JGL's eyebrows and obvious lipstick .I understand they needed to change the nose, etc to get him to resemble a young BW, but cmon....he looked like a weird drag queen in a few scenes.
good sold film. I hope there's a sequel with less lipstick.
Written January 26, 2015
Truly one of the biggest messes of a movie that I've ever been exposed to. I feel so sorry for Bruce Willis... How he got tied up in this disaster just makes no sense... I can sum up the movie in a few words...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt grabs a weapon... puts liquid drugs in his eyes to get high (very similar to being in a K Hole) and stands before a white tarp... a person appears out of nowhere and he shoots a big hole in them... He collects silver and gold bars and plans to go to France but ends up in Asia... Just replay that scenario about 30 times.. there is your movie.
Written December 28, 2014
I was a little skeptical at first when I saw the trailer. After having so many new movies come out that were related to time travel fail, I was expecting the same to happen in this one ,but that wasn't the case.
Looper was filled with a lot of plot twists ,so even if you think you had it all figured out something would happen that would completely make your prediction impossible.
I, myself, am not the biggest fan of action movies ,but was very entertained and deeply moved throughout the entire film.