Jeremy’s One Paragraph Movie Review: Looper

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So yeah, Looper came out in 2012 and the Blue-Ray came out a month ago but things happen so I just got around to watching it. There was an apprehension watching it so late since there has been nothing but glowing reviews for the movie. Whenever hype builds up on something and you come in late to it the results are usually a mixed bag. Fortunately Looper was worth all of the hype. Discarding any attempts to explain time travel logic is the best part of this film. Why waste time contemplating and going over different theories when you can’t prove the impossible in the first place? Instead it sets out and tells a unique story with some pulp elements that moves swiftly. When it does slow down near the middle act it introduces one of the better child actors possibly ever in Pierce Gagnon. Child actors are nearly always the worst part of any movie but the performance drawn out of this kid needs to be mentioned. Is Looper without fault, of course not? There is little explanation for the settings and in some aspects it does underwhelm. Those details though are far outweighed by the overwhelming positives.  -Jeremy

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2 Responses

  1. Everybody’s good, the writing is top-notch, and the direction kept me on the edge of my seat, but there was a human element that just didn’t come around full-circle for me. I really liked this movie, but I didn’t love it and that’s a bit disappointing considering all of the hype. Good review Jeremy.

    • I think you hit on an important part of my issue as well, the human element. I didn’t really care about the characters. Emily Blunt you are supposed to have sympathy for but it was such an awkward and distracting scenario I couldn’t.
      Oh, and thank you,
      J-

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