Time travel has not yet been invented. But thirty years from now, it will have been. Joe (Looper)
After reading about this movie sometime back and seeing the trailer for Looper I was hooked, if there is anything in a film that can grab my attention then it has to be Time Travel.
So I was hoping that Looper wouldn’t disappoint me and that it would be another film to add to my collection of movies, when it comes out on Blu-Ray
Looper “This time travel crap, just fries your brain like a egg…“
In the not to distant future, 2044, time travel hasn’t been invented but further on in the future, 2074, it has been banned, but, big crime bosses now use the technology to send back those those want taking out.
This is where the Looper comes in a hired gun man in 2044 that takes out the targets from the future, he’s given a designated time and place and at that precise moment given to him at that moment his target is sent from the future and Joseph Simmons (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) shoots them instantly.
When a Looper is no longer needed the future bosses close the loop by sending back the older version of the Looper, whence ending the contract that they with them and in this case Old Joe (Bruce Willis) is sent back and lets just say it doesn’t go to plan.
What really made me enjoy Looper so much is not only is it Time Travel based but it’s all so well done, the theory of the time traveling older Loopers is so nicely done, even to the point of one Looper not closing the loop and then his older self is slowly killed in a freaky graphic way via his younger self, you’ll know what I mean when you see it.
Time travel can be a funny thing to have in films with so many problems that it can cause, but Looper director/writer, Rian Johnson, has done a superb job, the film certainly kept me griped throughout, with it’s interesting look at the future, everything we know is there, but it’s all changed somehow, no flying cars or laser guns, everything is how 30 years or so from now will probably be like.
Looper “Ask yourself: who would I sacrifice for what’s MINE?“
I do have to say that there are some fascinating things going on with Looper, unlike most Time Travel films that usually batter your head and leave you in a complete quandary over what’s going on, everything seems to be covered, giving the film a way for the viewer to enjoy the film with over thinking the theories of Time Travel.
Even to the point where Old Joe is picking up on new memories that Young Joe is having is nicely done and answers a few things that you may ask while your watching Looper. Almost every base and possible plot whole is covered as far as I can remember and this is what makes the film great.
Also there is nothing better that Bruce Willis running around in “Die Hard” mard with a gun of some description screaming out some F-Words to show his authority over the scenes he is in.
The cast, production, directing, soundtrack and story are all extremely well done, proving that a Sci-Fi film can be done with style and doesn’t have to be mind-blowing and over complicated with over the top special effects. Looper is done amazingly well, it’s great to watch and the storyline keeps you gripped throughout.
Running at just under 2 hours, it really doesn’t feel like it, I watched it last night around midnight and I kept awake through every moment, it just had me pulled in to the whole package.
Overall Thoughts For Looper
Don’t let the idea of a Sci-Fi, time travel film, put you off, Looper is different, it’s a film that takes the genre and makes it completely interesting and fascinating to watch again. I’d recommend Looper to everyone looking for a brilliant film to see.
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