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New Year’s Movie Week 2: Looper

Continuing the New Year’s resolution to watch a new movie every week, we watched Looper.  It seems to be turning into and Emily Blunt marathon.

I really loved Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the movie and his makeup prosthetic were great.  The sci-fi concept they introduced, that of the “looper” was really interesting.  Basically people in the future invent time travel and the mob use it to send back people they need offed.  Eventually to ensure that you don’t spill the beans, they will send your older self back for you to kill.

The plot was interesting but the movie just struck me as okay.  I wouldn’t say that there were plot holes but there were more than a couple of times where we asked things like, “Can’t they just send the bodies back?” and other questions that might be minor spoilers.  When you start to ask too many of these questions it sort of takes you out of the movie.  The ending also felt lackluster.  I was hoping for an awesome 12 Monkey style ending.  I did not get it.

On the whole, I would say that it wasn’t bad.  I’m glad I saw it but I won’t be watching it again as I would with most movies I even kind of like.  I’m giving it a 5 on Metacritic.

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