Writer-director Rian Johnson establishes himself as an original talent who clearly believes storytelling must prevail.
In theaters: Friday, 28 September 2012
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Bruce Willis
idiot boxsaid on Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:37:28 PMAre you an idiot? Whats to think about time isnt linear we only perceive it that way there is no pas or future only present just masses of decay. Like the saying goes whats done is done.
Samimsaid on Saturday, January 19, 2013 1:11:02 AMI really cant believe you critiques. You are self acclaimed to be some sort of judge. Clearly your IQ is 50 and you dont have power to understand any complicated plot. Looper has so many loopholes that I can prove you the story itself is flawed. Yet u are not able to recognize it becoz you have IQ of a 2 year kid.
Richsaid on Friday, October 26, 2012 10:16:59 AMI thought the annoying young mob guy was going to be the older mob guy from the future (Daniels) as his younger self. When Daniels smashed the youngins' hand with a hammer I was waiting for the older guy to then hold up a smashed hand (get it?). Anyway I enjoyed the flick and the time travel looping sure gave us something to think about with timelines both written and unwritten and the tenuousness of them both.
David in Dallassaid on Monday, October 15, 2012 8:03:31 PMAbsolutely fantastic movie. Great themes. Great symbolism. Great casting. Mind-bending plot line. Heart wrenching humanity. Butt kicking action. Really enjoyed this movie more than I anticipated.
Tom Christensensaid on Saturday, October 13, 2012 11:59:57 AMI enjoyed the movie, right until the little kid appeared. I found Pierce Gagnon extremely creepy and would have shot him myself in a heartbeat. Plus, Emily Blunt's character was quite annoying as someone who would defend her child even though he was the spawn of satin.
Reeblitesaid on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 2:06:35 PMgood review. as an older female viewer, the subliminal (blank, don't want to give it away) issue undertones which comes full circle at the end, a paradox coming from such violence making perfect sense, makes this a thought provoking movie throughout, and the deepest sci fi flick to date. found it too loud in two shotgun shot instances to the point of physical irritability, which I'm sure is intentional? but not pleasant as a movie goer. will definitely rent it when it comes out, but should be seen on big screen for full effect.
Kyle Fasenmyersaid on Monday, October 01, 2012 11:43:14 AMJust wanted to give a second opinion on the comment. I'd have to agree with some of the characters just being awful. Without giving away any spoilers, one throw away character lasted the entire film just to be a plot device at the very end to distract young Joe long enough to set up for the climax. I hated him and how uselessly imposed he felt into the entire story. Once again avoiding spoilers, I just was generally dissatisfied with the child as a whole, all felt very silly.
I thought this had some fantastic ideas, but a few weak points in the script and awkward character would make it a B for me. I still really enjoyed it and will be purchasing it when released. But given the choice in Sci FI I'd rather see inception. Given by the director, Brick.
Dillon Avnetsaid on Saturday, September 29, 2012 3:04:53 PMRichard,
I loved Looper and I thought it was the best sci-fi film since Inception. In my mind it was an A+. I respect your review. However, which two characters did you find annoying.... Just wondering.
Thanks for being a great critic!