In the past, I took a break from reviewing movies, now in the present, I’m back to continue into the future, and what better movie to start with than the new sci-fi thriller, Looper. In this movie Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Joe, a killer for hire who kills people from the future. In the future time travel is invented, but quickly becomes illegal and is now only available on the black market and used mostly by big criminal organizations. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, like Joe waits to assassinate them. The job pays well, and Joe is living a good life. There is only one problem with being a looper, when they want to finish doing business with you, they do what is called “closing the loop”, where they send your future self back to be assassinated. After this you basically have 30 more years to live, until the day, when they come and send you back to your past self to “close the loop”. When Joe is sent his older-self (Bruce Willis), the target gets away, and now the mob in the present who control all of this, are out to kill both Joes. Older Joe is now on the run from the mob, as well as his younger self, as he tries to change the future, so that none of this happens in his life, and he can continue to live in what will be the future of his younger self’s existence.
Now all of this may sound confusing, but that is what makes this story so compelling and fun to watch. Movies dealing with time travel are always interesting because you always have kept in mind of what happens in the present, affects the future. This story was really interesting and fresh, and showed a not so bright future in 2044, which in the story is already 30 years in the past. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is becoming quite the action star, and who better to past the torch to him, than one of the great action stars of our time, Bruce Willis. Levitt does a pretty good impersonation of Bruce Willis in this movie, as he is playing a younger version of the character. Willis shows that he can still be the bad-ass action star he once was, as his character starts shooting everyone standing in his way of what he’s trying to accomplish. The two together make this movie an enjoy yo watch. The script is well written, and even throws some humorous sight gags at what the future could look like in 2044. There was even a twist that i did not see coming with one of the other characters in the film, that added an extra sci-fi effect to the film. I had a really good time watching this film, and it moved really smoothly with the storyline and action scenes. Also it did not make the whole past/future concept too confusing, like some of these types of movies can sometimes do. I gave this film 3 stars out of 4. It was a fun, action-packed adventure, that never slowed down. The movie ran 1 hour and 58 minutes. It was rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content. It was written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film was distributed by TriStar Pictures.
Your past, can greatly effect the outcome of your future – Ezo
Next movie reviewed: TBD