Film Review: Looper
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In Looper, director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom) has created a film that is memorable and worthy of a place next to the sci-fi greats.The journey that Looper takes us on is certainly one that everyone should take: it leads us down a new path into the complex world of science fiction. Complex being an understatement with Looper... In the year 2074, bodies are almost impossible to get rid of because of a tagging system. This means that the Mob has to use time travel to send back their undesirables to the year 2044, where assassins known as Loopers will be waiting to quickly murder the target and get rid of the body. In the future, time travel is so illegal that the Mob has to eventually send back the Looper’s future self to be killed; this is called closing the ‘loop’. Joe, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, 500 days of Summer) is a Looper and the film’s protagonist. He soon runs into a whole lot of confusing trouble when the future version of himself is sent back, played by Bruce Willis.
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