Loopers; hired guns sent out to kill criminals from the future in the attempt to make the world a safer place. When Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) lets his older self escape he must hunt him down to save his present life. As a Looper, you must never let your target escape, especially if the target is you.
Sci-Fi is hardly to everyones taste. However, Looper is such a finely tuned fim that no matter your genre preference you will almost certainly get a buzz. The tightly put together screenplay will not only raise your heart rate and pull emotional strings, it will consistently produce questions where there are endless answers.
Josepth Gordon-Levitt acting alongside Bruce Willis is an unexpected delight. The pair share a lot of chemistry and infuse this thriller with something special. Although Willis has been once again typecast into the all out shooting “badass”, you won’t feel like you’re watching another Die Hard wannabe. Support cast include Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels and Paul Dano; all bringing this film to life.
Rian Johnson has certainly given something spectacular to 2012, which was much needed may I add. Looper raises the bar for sci-fi and is on par with the likes of Nolan’s Inception, which received endless praise. Will we be seeing this at the Academy Awards? It’s difficult to say seeing we have months of titles yet to be released, but one thing’sfor sure, Looper is an incredible experience.