Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Looper

I "think" I liked Looper.  In the year 2074, instead of killing someone, the mob sends them back in time 30 years where someone is waiting to shoot them as soon as they appear.  One of the worst things you can do is let your person escape before shooting them dead – and this happens to Joe – and it also happens that his “target” was himself from 30 years in the future.  What would you do?  Do you shoot your “future self” in that situation?  Old Joe (played by Bruce Willis) was sent back in time because a new dictator was closing "loops" and people were having to kill their future self to close their time travel loop.  And as with most time travel, things can get very confusing!   Young Joe (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) was not really wanting to kill his future self, but not really liking who he had become, either.  There were a lot of different plotlines and stories to keep track of, but it all seemed to kind of "come together" as it got closer to the end.  This movie was pretty intense and wound up being kind of sad for Joe’s character, but it was like he made his decision in the end so that everyone involved would have a better life.  It was strangely "uplifting" in that way....

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