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Looper 2012

  • Rian Johnson
  • September 28, 2012
  • 118 mins
  • English
  • Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Hunted By Your Future, Haunted By Your Past
In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.


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The concept is interesting even though it makes no sense. Why have all these looper guys that you then have to kill if you could just time travel your victims into a trap that kills them instantly? In fact, why kill the people you send to the past? Just send them to the Jurassic so some dinosaur could bite his head off.
But, setting that aside, the idea of living the life and then having to kill your(future)self is neat and has potential. The execution, though, just didn't go anywhere. It's just tossed to the side in the second act and the Joes have little meaningful interaction and for the most part could be just two random guys.
Time travel is poorly conceived in this movie. I know that the scene at the bar is basically there to tell people not to overthink it and Bruce Willis' line ("It doesn't matter") is directed to the pedants of the internet more than to his young self. But still.

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I gave up after 10 minutes ,absolute gash

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I liked the beginning very much. It's a very interesting concept about what the loopers to and why. But after it was clear who the person is that they are looking for I lost interest in the movie. Still worth watching.

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