Happy Monday, folks! Hope all is well. This weekend was a ton of fun and part of that fun involved seeing the new film Looper. It stars current Hollywood darling Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt. And it is worth paying money to see.
The year is 2044 and time travel has yet to be invented, but will be in the future. JGL plays a looper who is hired in the past to dispose of people (kill them dead and dispose of the bodies) from the future. Eventually, he will close his loop by killing his future self – played by Bruce Willis. And that’s all you’re gonna get!
Looper is a smart, complex, and intense sci-fi flick – the kind of movie I geek out for and that is so rarely made. The story is far-fetched, sure, but stops short of being eye-rolling. Perfection. JGL is AMAZING. He’s such an amazingly talented actor and does a spot-on Bruce Willis right down to the squint and gruff voice. Willis is in the movie just enough to please his fans and not enough to annoy his naysayers. Emily Blunt was great and at times I completely forgot who she was and entirely bought into her character.
But what I loved most was how well this movie has been advertised. So often, trailers give away entire plot lines and Looper does not suffer from that in the least. The film I thought I was going to see was not the movie I ended up watching and it was so refreshing. And even though the end was a tad bit on the melodramatic side, I loved it – maybe even teared up a little! So do yourself a favor in this age of remakes, reboots, and sequels and go see something fresh, intelligent, and finally worth the ticket price.
For Atlantans: You guys – have you been to the Phipps Plaza AMC? It’s undergoing a much needed remodel and now they have reclining leather seats in every theater. Go immediately – take a blanket and prepare to get cozy!