By WoodyKevin 1 Comments
Over the week I was able to catch a certain movie called Looper. I had heard high praise of said film over the Twitter-verse and was generally excited to catch it was a few of my friends. I also learned a valuable lesson, it is physically impossible for me to stuff an entire Soft Taco from Taco Bell into my mouth. Anyway, after purchasing my ticket and being falsely accused of being older than 18, I was in my seat and ready for some sweet time travel action. I didn't really know the full premise of the movie, but had heard a few snippets from the internets.
This movie had my absolute favorite actor/man crush, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I'm saying this with the straightest (in all terms) face I can, that dude is hella attractive. Also Bruce Willis was in it, which was nice but if Joseph ever ends up looking like Bruce Willis when he gets older, I'm ending my life. The movie had a pretty strong premise, backed up by some superb acting and story. The movie had a good character progression, and even made me care for someone who was supposed to be a simple background character. The action scenes were... unsightly at some points, it was mostly just gunfire and escape scenes. I quite enjoyed the future the movie concocted, a pre-apocolypse city full of crime and generaly depressing people.
At the end of the movie, I felt pretty good about what I saw. On the drive home however, I really thought about the story and the time travel and how that interacted with the characters, and realized that there were a slew of plot holes. This however comes with almost any time travel movie and shouldn't be pondered upon but as a man who micro-analyzes pretty much every movie, it drove me up the fucking wall. Time travel is a super intresting concept but it can really wreak havoc on a movie's storyline, only if you notice it. So I pretty much ruined Looper for myself, good job me. Looper however is a totally sick movie that everyone should watch. I give it four Soft Tacos out of five Soft Tacos.