Sound Off: Rian Johnson's Sci-Fi 'Looper' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
September 28, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Hunted by your future. Haunted by your past. It's time. In theaters now is Rian Johnson's sci-fi time travel action movie Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis as the same person of different ages, plus Emily Blunt, Paul Dano and Jeff Daniels, too. It's time to finally experience the latest original creation from the mind of Rian Johnson (of Brick, The Brothers Bloom), and discover the impact that decisions can across our lives. So how is it? One of the best sci-fi films of the year? Or a let down? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your thoughts on Looper.
To fuel the fire, I love this movie. I saw it twice as soon as I could because it's so damn good. Watching Rian Johnson grow as a filmmaker, I truly believe he continues to mature as a storyteller with each film, and it's unquestionably evident here in Looper. The one key adjective that kept coming to mind while watching this: awesome. The story, setup, and payoff are awesome; the time travel stuff, though subtle, is awesome; the performances and link between Willis and Gordon-Levitt is awesome; Emily Blunt is awesome, holy shit she's fantastic in this; the visual effects and low budget filmmaking are awesome; the action is awesome. See what I mean? This is brilliant, original sci-fi at its best. He blends intricate subtleties of human characters and relationships into a meaningful story bent around fascinating sci-fi ideas to
fantastic awesome results.
What did you think of Rian Johnson's Looper? Outstanding original sci-fi, or totally boring? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!