Looper

Our latest movie from On Demand was Looper. I’ll admit, Mike wanted to see it more than me, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

Looper (from IMDb)
Looper (from IMDb)

Director: Rian Johnson

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt

Runtime: 1 hour, 59 minutes

Plot Summary (from IMDb): 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.

Rating: On Demand.

This was seriously a good movie. It was one of those thought-provoking types that leaves you at the end with the question “What do you think happened next?”. The whole idea is that when a looper kills his older self from thirty years in the future (“closing the loop”) he gets a big chunk of gold and to live the next thirty years of his life in peace. Joe’s older self (Bruce Willis) realizes that his life is amazing and that he wants more than just thirty years. When he gets sent back to be killed by the younger Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), he has to convince him that life is worth living longer than thirty years. The ending really does leave you thinking and contemplating. This is definitely a must see movie!

Ratings Explanation:

  • Theater: This means the movie is awesome. Go see this movie in the theater – well worth the $100 you’ll spend for a night out to see it on the big screen!
  • On Demand: Since no one actually rents movies anymore, this category has changed to On Demand. This means it’s a great movie, but it is as good at home as it is in the theater and worth seeing a little sooner.
  • TV: This means the movie is ok. Wait for it to show up on HBO and see it for free.
  • Skip It: Movie sucks, don’t waste your time.

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