Directed by Rian Johnson and released in it’s home country of the USA in 2012.
More often than not highly intelligent films such as this require repeat viewings to drill the meanings and plot into your head – like such titles as Fight Club or Primer – but with Looper it’s condensed into one viewing and you don’t have to be an idiot to follow it.
When I first saw Rian Johnson’s Brick back in 2006 I never imagined this was where the director would be at this point in his career, 6 years later. Fortunately for him, especially considering his just above average previous film The Brothers Bloom, I can safely say that this is the best thing he’s done since then.
It’s an awesome film, sadly I’d already had the ending of it spoiled for me months ago but I still can say I enjoyed it thoroughly. The effects and story tie together well with the characters. It’s nice to see such great writing, despite some of the elements which I didn’t gravitate toward. As for Joseph Gordon Levitt, the prosthetics he donned for this to try and make him look more like a younger Bruce Willis completely make him look like something else… plus it looks absolutely nothing like Willis. Still, the screenplay is really special and it’s a great modern science fiction film.