'Looper' Timeline Infographic, French Poster & Director's Commentary
by Ethan Anderton
October 9, 2012
The time travel sci-fi flick Looper has been in theaters for a little over a week now. Thankfully, the film has gotten a decent amount of attention, but there's no reason for the abysmal Taken 2 to get $50 million in the top spot at the box office while this original treasure from director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom) just sits somewhere in the middle. We want to keep the hype going, so we've rounded up some of the cool Looper stuff floating around the web lately. The French poster, which looks like a pulp fiction book cover, is for everyone, but the other two items are only for those who have seem the movie, so everything after the poster below should be considered spoiler territory for those who don't want the movie ruined.
First up, here's the sweet French poster for Looper posted by our friends at IMPAwards:
Meanwhile, for those who have seen Looper, how about an infographic to explain the time travel?
Wired (via SlashFilm) put that graphic together, and they pose a very interesting question: "Can modifying the past significantly affect the future, or are some outcomes inevitable? While some aspects of the film clearly indicate that we can change our futures by changing our pasts, the open question we’re left with is whether Joe really is able to successfully alter a probable future?" That's up to you, the viewer, to decide.
And you might be able to figure that out a little bit better with a second viewing of the film. Or you might want to take the time to download a special audio commentary from director Rian Johnson. This is a completely different commentary than what will be on the eventual Blu-Ray/DVD release, and you can download it from the Looper Tumblr page right here to be played on your iPod, iPhone or other mobile audio device while watching. But obviously use headphones so as not to disturb the other people in the audience. That's all for now. Be sure to head to your local cinema and Looper again, or for your first time!