Monday, April 22, 2013

Looper - 2012

Chandler - 4/22/13

In the year 2044, much of the United States is in poverty (presumably due to Obamacare). In the year 2074, time travel is invented and immediately made illegal. So of course mobsters use it to send people back to 2044 to be murdered, thus disposing of the body and evidence. The mob will also eventually send back the future self of the hired killers... creating a situation where a guy must kill himself and then live the next 30 years like a boss.

Ok... time travel movies are almost always terrible, with none ever coming close to the quality of Terminator and Terminator 2. But Looper is very good. It glosses over most of the paradoxes, and provides a pretty straight forward film that doesn't warp your brain too much (unless you let it).

Definitely worth a watch.

Rating - 3

1 comment:

trinihic said...

I actually watched it this weekend. Was torn between disappointed and it being ok. The ending was the best part of the movie. It could have been so much more, especially with The Rainmaker piece... Ohh Well.. I actually give it 2 stars. I'm sure you don't care Chandler.. ;)