MPAA Rating: R
Notable Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels
IMDB Content Advisory
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self. Summary from IMDB
I had been looking forward to seeing Looper ever since I saw the trailer for the first time. Then, I found out it was R and for good reason. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to see it anymore because of the language and nudity. Judge me if you will, but I decided I wanted to see it anyway because of the story. I didn’t care for the language and didn’t feel like it was needed or furthered the plot any. And, I definitely didn’t care for the nudity. I actually fast forwarded through that scene. (View the Content Advisory on IMDB for details.)
However, I thought the the story was awesome! I really enjoyed it. It was very unique and intriguing. Not only does the movie cover things like time paradoxes, it also looks at how the future isn’t written yet and depends entirely on one’s decisions.
I thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “face lift” would bother me during the movie, but it didn’t. It didn’t seem fake; it just didn’t seem like it was Gordon-Levitt playing the part, especially since he imitated Bruce Willis’s mannerisms so well. Both actors were phenomenal, but I really think Gordon-Levitt steals the show.
The special effects were really cool too. There’s no way this movie could’ve worked without the advancements in special effects that have been made even in the last 10 years.
I’m really glad I decided to watch it. It’s probably the best movie I’ve seen this year, which I know isn’t many … yet.