Just one problem though, it’ll be illegal and only available on the black market. But hey, when the mob wants to dispose of someone, they simply send him 30 years into the past where a “Looper” or hired gun—is waiting to execute him.
Think of it as a gangland garbage disposal.
But now the mob is closing the loop, sending old Joe (Bruce Willis) into the past to meet his fate at the hands of young Joe. Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. his older self i(Willis) n a Louisiana setting that doubles for (western?) Kansas.
But kill the kid and his loop goes too–hence Willis has to protect his younger self.
The question being, does older Joe really have the upper hand by being able to anticipate his younger selve’s reactions? Can he alter the future from which he came by disappearing into his own past?
You’ve really got to pay attention during this two-hour long sci-fi thriller as we’re dealing with multi-dimensional characters here. The payoff being quite a twist which neatly ties the loose ends together.
Hint: “The past was a circle and now the Looper changed it.”
Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt go face-to-face with themselves, with plenty of sidebar action from Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels and Paul Dano.
LOOPER, a violent and bloody time travel twister raising 3 out of 5, R-rated fingers.
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