Looper

Looper

DVD - 2012
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In the year 2074, the mob sends problem people back in time to 2034, where a hired gun waits to eliminate them. Joe is one such hired gun, good at what he does. But problems arise when the mob tries to 'close the loop,' and Joe comes face-to-face with his future self during a hit. When Joe's future self escapes after he hesitates to finish the assignment, Joe must chase himself down and finish the job.

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akirakato
Oct 11, 2017

Witten and directed by Rian Johnson, this 2012 SF thriller tells the story of a looper called "Joe" who is supposed to kill his future self.
It is an unbelievably contrived story.
I don't believe in psychokinesis or telekinesis at all.
So, when I see the telekinetic power of a kid, the whole story turns out to me a total rabbish.
I feel I've just wasted my time when I see the end.
However, the performance of that kid is superb.

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Reading_Right
Oct 06, 2017

The first time I had started to watch this film, I stopped early on. The correct decision. However, that meant that years later, I didn't really remember if I had seen it, except I recognized the beginning, as I watched it. Unfortunately, I stuck with it this time. A mistake.
CRUDE, and a REAL DOWNER, would be the best way to sum it up. Yes, it's absurd. Yes, it contradicts itself constantly, but that's usually to be expected with Hollywood (aka Chinese) films like this. The biggest things are, that it is just vile, and doesn't really send any message. As for it supposedly "playing with your mind" with the "time/continuum" thing: the only "playing with your mind" it does, is trying to put lots of bad non-normal vile crap in it. If you want to cogitate on time travel, or conundrum concepts, watch "Back to the Future", or, ponder that an entire universe like ours, is in one atom of our world, and that our entire universe is only one atom in another world, which is in another universe, and that universe is entirely in one atom of yet another world in another universe, etc., etc., etc. Yawn Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

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Weyes2Wonder
Jul 29, 2017

This is an original and intriguing story, told from a creative assemblage of well-used Sci-Fi time-paradoxes. However, the film respects its audience's intelligence by alluding to some of those familiar contradictions, instead of revealing every causality. By being allowed to gauge the depth of the plot for myself, along with the excellent acting, this Movie imbued having an emotional stake in it's ending.

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SandraLH
Jun 17, 2017

Not my favorite Bruce Willis movie. Strange, violent plot.

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macrw3
Oct 06, 2016

Dark. Very dark.

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market72
Mar 02, 2016

Takes place in 2044 NOT 2034... If that matters to you. Great movie anyway.

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BAGGIN0142
Jan 23, 2016

The story is interesting and the computer graphic is MUCH MUCH better than those SyFy movies you see on TV. Plus I'm a huge fan of Joseph, so it's awesome to me.

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wiredonjava
Aug 23, 2015

https://pethatesblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/why-looper-was-a-terrible-film/
(This blog explains it best and it is very funny and thought provoking)

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jeffi22
Feb 11, 2015

Decent action/time travel movie, a little slow and confusing at times.

JasonAT Feb 11, 2015

Almost a Movie worth seeing, But not quite. I felt that there were things that dragged the movie. its about 30 minutes too long.

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uzebdrumz
Jul 05, 2013

Older Joe: I don't want to talk about time travel because if we start talking about it then we're going to be here all day talking about it, making diagrams with straws.

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Monolith
Jun 18, 2013

Joe: "It's like this whole town... Big heads... Small potatoes..."

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Monolith
Jun 18, 2013

Joe: "...Then I saw it. I saw a mom who would die for her son... A man who would kill for his wife... A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it."

mrsgail5756 May 27, 2013

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

mrsgail5756 Mar 04, 2013

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

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1inthemix
Jan 08, 2013

Joesph Gordon-Levitt to Bruce Willis the first time he sees his older self..." Your face looks backwards".

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Vreeah_Nuw Feb 18, 2014

Sexual Content: Suggestive adult behaviors, corny overrated exposure of women's chests

Vreeah_Nuw Feb 18, 2014

Violence: Some blood, pursuit to murder a child, another child presumed to be dead by gunfire, suicide by gunshot

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