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Go back and change the future,
This review is from: Looper [DVD] (DVD)There's something intriguing about the idea of going back to the past and being able to change how things are now.
In reality and we cannot change past events for the simple fact that they have already happened. The bell cannot be unrung. We can though go back in time and change the way we think and feel about past events now.
In the era 2040-2070 time travel has been invented and outlawed because of criminal abuses. Nevertheless the outlaws continue to use time travel to take care of business employing time traveling hitmen who go back thirty years, wait in a field for their time traveling victim and then complete the mission and dispose of the body in a particular way where the body is totally undetectable. It's the perfect crime. No muss. No fuss. No detection.
Joseph Gordon Levitt plays one such hit man, Joe aged about 25. These hitmen are referred to as loopers, and someone is now closing out the loops killing the hitmen, a matters of some concern for the loopers.
Sam is required to kill one such looper who turns out to be the older version of himself played by Bruce Willis which as you might appreciate proves to be something of a dilemma for our usually decisisive hitman. And hesitation can be fatal.
You may wonder why someone would hire a hitman to kill himself? That is why you need to watch the movie. Joseph Gordon Levitt gives a brilliant performance playing Bruce Willis, has the facial expressions and distinctive crinkling of the eyebrows that are a particular part of Willis style down pat even the delivery. I was consistently engaged and intrigued by Levitt's performance.
How the story develops surpassed my expectations. We have a mysterious person called the Rainmaker, who no one knows orchestrating the hits for reasons yet unknown. We have the consistently wonderful Emily Blunt playing the mother of a child back in the past where the time travelers go and will they solve the mystery of who the Rainmaker is before they become history?
We have innocent and not so innocent children who may hold the key to the mystery and the motive. This time travel veteran was somewhat reluctant to see this movie because he thought he had seen them all. Yet he enjoyed it, and it showed a few welcome twists he had not seen before and he liked that that the outcome was not predictable.
If you're like me and like time travel movies I think you will love this movie. I hope you found this helpful.