A hired gun from the future discovers that his greatest adversary is himself in this twisting sci-fi mindbender starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom). In the year 2047 time travel has yet to be invented. Thirty years later, however, it has. Though immediately outlawed, time-travel technology is quickly appropriated by the mob, and used to cleanly dispose of anyone deemed a threat. The process is simple: When the mob wants someone to disappear, they simply send them back to the year 2047, where an assassin known as a "looper" quickly carries out the hit, and disposes of the body. Joe Simmons (Gordon-Levitt) is one of the most respected loopers around. Each kill earns him a big payday, and he's got big plans to retire to France. Then, one day, as Joe patiently awaits the appearance of his next target near the edge of a remote corn field, he's shocked to come face-to-face with his future self (Bruce Willis). When the younger Joe hesitates, the older Joe makes a daring escape. Now, in order to avoid the wrath of his underworld boss (Jeff Daniels), young Joe must "close the loop" and kill his older counterpart. Meanwhile, the revelation that a powerful crime boss in the future has set the underworld ablaze pits the two Joes on a violent collision course, with the fate of a devoted mother (Emily Blunt) and her young son hanging in the balance. Paul Dano and Piper Perabo co-star.
Feature Commentary With Director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Emily Blunt; Looper: From The Beginning-Making-Of Featurette; 5 Deleted Scenes With Director Commentary; Scoring Looper; Looper Animated Trailer
Disc #1 -- Looper Play Movie Languages Audio English Audio English Audio Descriptive Service Subtitles English Subtitles: On English SDH: On English Commentary Subtitles: On Spanish Subtitles: On Subtitles: Off Scene Selections Special Features Commentary Commentary With Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Emily Blunt: On Commentary With Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Emily Blunt: Off Deleted Scenes Play All With commentary By Rian Johnson And Noah Segan: On Play All With commentary By Rian Johnson And Noah Segan: Off China Sequence Original Cut Straws And Salt Kid Blue Escapes Jesse Searches The Laundry Old Joe Confronts Suzie The Future From The Beginning Looper Animated Trailer Scoring Looper Play All Field Recordings Percussion Melodic Instruments Play Movie Previews Parker Premium Rush Universal Soldier: Day Of Reckoning Company Of Heroes Seven Psychopaths Lockout
I was surprised as to how engrossing this film is. 1st off, it did have a few big aspects going for it right from jumpstreet-before I even put the disc in; a) I'm a huge Willis fan & have over a dozen of his films in my DVD library, b) I absolutley love Emily Blunt ever since I saw her in 2010's "The Wolfman", & c) ANY dramatic, non-comedy role w/ the great Jeff Daniels is something that I'm going to check out. These reasons are why I purchased the film prior to viewing it. I knew that I'd want it in my collection, I just didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. The directing by Rian Johnson is terriffic, Levitt is perfect for the role of 'young Joe', & the makeup he wore (to make himself look like a young Willis) is stunning. I give him tons of credit here because he not only had to play the Joe character, but he also had to play the physical & vocal mannerisms of Willis-both of which he did amazingly well! I've always been into the subject of metaphysics-how EVERYTHING in the physical world is connected 1 way or another, & how (if time-travel were a reality) altering 1 slight aspect of the past can &/or will alter the course of the future. This film is a metaphysical sci-fi/action bonanza! I've viewed it 3 times now (& it's only been out on disc since New Year's Eve) & I know that it will be 1 of those films that I'll watch @ least twice/year. It's fast-paced, very well-written, extremely well acted, & just dosen't seem to get old. I give it 5 stars w/out any hesitation. It's 1 of the best movies that I've seen in 2 years!
More than 1 year ago
That was actually interesting. From the story, to the camera work, to the suspense and the characters especially.
More than 1 year ago
The box quotes "cool" and "original." NOT. Other than making a hash of all other time-travel flicks, it mixes in ugly mobsters, Back to the Future evil guy and flying motorcycles, ultra gun and kick violence throughout ("cool"?), future with abandoned rusty factory (Aliens?) containing a time-travel sterilizer with chicken wire, hyper-evil future murdering little boy, and horny females who love any sweaty old guy who comes along. This must have been modeled on a really-bad video game by a 9 year old writer. Time travel gangsters in black wearing Hassidic saucer hats?! Scene with Bruce machine-gunning a hallway full of bad guys (Taxi Driver?) and dodging bullets?! Lifting furniture (Knowing?) and signboards asking for you to be tested for telekenetic power?! This movie is so full of you-know-what that no amount of Spoilers could ever cover it. After seeing the suicidal ending, you may wish it had happened instead in the first minute, and left Emily Blunt to save the future from homeless terror.