Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Main Players: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gorden-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Pierce Gagnon
General Gist: Futuristic movie about a hired assassin from the 2040's (called a Looper) who kills for the mob from the 2070's via time travel. Things get complicated after he finds out he needs to kill his future self who doesn't want to be killed. Confused yet??
So, trying to describe this movie does make it sound really confusing. It really wasn't though. There weren't a lot of hangups on the whole time travel concept. It all made sense and seemed like it could really happen. (But in only 60 years from now?? I'm not sure about that.)
Like Deb said, very interesting concept if not a little unnerving. Why is it that movies (or books for that matter) portray the future as being so bleak? Are we really that bad of a species? I've been reading Lois Lowry's The Giver books so I have bleak future on my mind.
This really was a great sci-fi thriller if you're into that kind of thing. It was a great concept, sort of intense and great acting by all. Joseph Gorden-Levitt was fantastic and only annoyed me slightly by his Bruce Willis facial expressions. One thing to keep in mind though was that it had a lot of blood and guts. Be prepared and for the love of God don't take your kids to it. (A facebook friend said they saw kids in the theater when they went. Seriously people.)
One thing I really liked about this movie was the unpredictability of it. I wasn't sure how things were going to get resolved. The storyline didn't fit this nice little mold. I liked it.
Preview: We were thinking about seeing Argo but just got prescreening tickets for Cloud Atlas. So I guess the free movie wins!