Looper a Unique Blend of Action and Science Fiction

Posted on October 25, 2012 by

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Looper is a 2012 science fiction/action movie written and directed by Rian Johnson. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt.

The movie’s present takes place in the year 2044. At the time, time travel has not yet been invented, but it will be 30 years in the future. Upon its invention, time travel is almost immediately outlawed by the government, but it is still in use by criminal organizations to send their enemies back to the past to be killed.

Joe (Gordon-Levitt) is a Looper, which is a hit man who is hired by the mob to kill these future captives.

Life for a Looper may seem easy enough, but there is a catch. After 30 years, the criminal organization that has hired you must send you back to the past to be killed. This is called “closing the loop,” and it is designed to close off any ties to you that the mob might have. When Joe must kill his own future self (Willis), things go awry, which sends both on a violent, destructive path.

This film does a very good job combining both science fiction and action movie elements. While there are many scenes with gunfire and explosions, the concepts of time travel and future technology are explored throughout. Both genres work well together, and it is sure to satisfy fans of both types of movies.

While Looper may still be a good movie, it is not without its flaws. For example, the film’s plot, especially when dealing with time travel, can get confusing at times. Most of its problems are very minor, and do not have a big effect on the film at all.

In the end, Looper was a film worth watching, combining two different genres to form a truly unique movie that stands out. It is exciting, thought-provoking, and suspenseful at the same time.

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