When people told me that this movie was crap and warned me not to watch it, I couldn’t believe it. First off, Joseph Gordon-Levitt never chooses bad films to be a part of, and secondly, the trailer looked really intriguing. I went with my gut instincts, and decided to watch the movie anyway. And ended up loving it. This great film review says everything I wanted to tell the people who told me NOT to watch it… maybe they just need to watch it a few more times.
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano and Jeff Daniels
Runtime: 118 minutes
After 2005’s criminally overlooked Brick, it’s great to see director/writer Rian Johnson and lead star Joseph Gordon-Levitt collaborating once again. This time around, with a clever time travel sci-fi premise and a bigger budget, the results are even more impressive.
Looper takes place primarily in the not-so-distant year of 2044, with the focus being on a group of assassins known as “loopers.” Their job is to wait in a cornfield for their victims to be sent back to them from the future (2074), blindfolded, where the loopers promptly shoot them and collect their rewards. It’s a relatively easy job, but their one rule is to never let anyone escape, even if that means their future selves.
That’s exactly what happens to Joe Simmons (Gordon-Levitt). When presented with…
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