Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis
There are more temporal paradox's in this movie than there are infinite universes. "If I am sent back in time and kill my grandfather"...bla bla... We could clutch at straws all night about the theories of time travel, so the best thing to do, as the director has done, is to just ignore it and enjoy the film.
Time travel hasn't been invented yet, but in the future it will be (classic line) and only accessible to the filthy rich, like organized crime syndicates. In the future it's very hard to get away with murder, so in their infinite wisdom the Mafia decide to use time travel and send their victims back in time to get knocked off there...where...when...WHAT!... "I want him dead...yesterday". Loopers are the guys in the present that do all the killing. Don't worry about sending back lottery numbers, murder is a much better use!
The whole concept is mind blowing to the point where my thoughts were doing loops of their own trying to figure out what the hell was going on. It seemed a little disjointed at times and of deserves a second viewing, as all good time travel films do!. Some parts in the middle dragged and it was at this point the storyline does a 180 degree turn. The anticipation of what direction the film finally ends up at is enough to keep you in.
I liked how Rian Johnson has directed, giving the film a very cool edge and well thought out future world, not to mention how we will be spending our Saturday night's in the future. You can see his inspiration from other directors like Aronofsky, Tarantino and even the Pang Brothers. A relatively new director, he is definitely someone to watch out for... ROBDIDO