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Sci-Fi - Time Travel

Looper (2012)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Writers/Script Rian Johnson
Additional Info In 2017 Rian Johnson is the latest director to take on the StarWars mantle
Director Rian Johnson
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Garrett Dillahunt
Elevator Pitch Late in 21st century time travel has been invented and outlawed, but it does not prevent criminal organisations sending people they wish to have terminated back thirty years where “Loopers” dispose of them. As the final act in the process looper’s future selves are sent back, and they must kill them. Failure will result in their termination in the present. Joe’s future self escapes from the process and so they both end up on the run.
Content Of necessity quite a bit or narration in order to inform us of the plot. The people sent back are shot and dumped. The boss from the future dispenses wisdom. The two Joes are chased by men in black. The action focuses on the country farm where a young woman and her child with special powers live. There some nudity and a bit of sex (more in the version shown in cinemas I think), quite a bit of gunfire and some interesting plot twists.
A View This movie dispenses with the usual time travel requirement that we should not meet our future or past selves, but retains the notion that changing things in the present will change the future. It is good stuff and fun if you watch it carefully – if you don’t you will be bewildered. It was well liked by the critics and made a lot of money on general release. Watch it if you like tricky time travel.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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