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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:04 PM

I saw the movie "Looper" tonight.

Needed some downtime and not think about anything much (long day at work) so I went with a friend to see the action sci-fi film "Looper" and it was pretty good. Any Loungers see it yet? I recommend it, although it's not a genre I usually watch.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/looper/


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Reply I saw the movie "Looper" tonight. (Original post)
Lex Oct 2012 OP
Xyzse Oct 2012 #1
BlueJazz Oct 2012 #2
bluesbassman Oct 2012 #3
Lex Oct 2012 #7
bluesbassman Oct 2012 #8
Zorro Oct 2012 #4
Agschmid Oct 2012 #5
hunter Oct 2012 #6

Response to Lex (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:39 PM

1. It was ok...

Anything with Joseph Gordon-Levitt tends to have something about them.

I've liked other time traveling flicks better, but this one was ok.
Some reason or another, I liked Premium Rush better. Which is another movie with the same actor in it.

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:43 PM

2. Saw it last week. I liked it but..it reminded me of "those" films that you see...

...that didn't quite get the golden ring.
Perhaps it's just me and I'm getting jaded 'cause in the past year or so it seems like I've watched a lot of "Almost" great films. ????

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:01 AM

3. Saw it with my son. We both enjoyed it.

Time travel plots always have gaping holes, but it was good enough to suspend disbelief and have fun. Willis is one of the most one diminsional actors out there, but he's very good at that dimension and he worked Looper with all he's got. I give it four stars.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:38 PM

7. (Spoiler alert) I had to work out the ending in my mind because

the "surprise" ending (what Young Joe does to himself) is supposed to mean that the little kid Sid will grow up NOT having witnessed his mom shot before his eyes, thus leaving us with the impression that he doesn't grow up to be the Evil Guy Rainmaker later. Is that how you figured it?

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Response to Lex (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:33 PM

8. Pretty much.

There's the rub with time travel plots though. Once you start messing wis past events. how can you possibly know you'll get the desired outcome?
That's where belief suspension comes in handy.

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:10 AM

4. I didn't see that ending coming

Kind of a morality play, but thumbs up for me.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:00 AM

5. Agree

Had no idea that was coming. Sort off figured out the rest in the middle however and I hate that.

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:24 PM

6. It's not easy to make a time travel movie work.

This one did.

The mildly dystopian future is very well thought out. The movie is not about the dystopia, it's entirely about the characters and that's why it works.

The violence gives it an "R" on my personal movie rating scale, which is nothing like the scale the MPAA uses. I'd give "Hunger Games" an "R" too...

This movie rates higher than Hunger Games on my score card.

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