Looper does not live up to its full potential

30 Sep

Looper has the potential to be an A plus film, but it falls short because it is unable to hold all the great ideas together for the whole film.  Don’t get me wrong, I will probably watch this film ten or fifteen more times when it hits, dvd, Netflix, and eventually cable, but there were parts that just felt “clunky” and a couple of the relationships were unnecessarily forced, especially between Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Sara (Emily Blunt).  The story about assassins earning silver for their “timely” delivered hits, and eventually gold for closing the loop is novel and exciting for any sci-fi fan looking for a new film. The antagonistic relationship between the present Joe and the future Joe (Bruce Willis) is an unexpected and a refreshing change from n0rmal Hollywood hero fare. Writer/Director Rian Johnson’s talent is undeniable. All three of his films leave you talking about his movies. This film is really good, but not great.

WORD COUNT: 159

Chuck’s Grade: B

Adam’s Grade: B+

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