Stop reading if you don't like SPOILERS.
Levitt is Bruce Willis.
In the film, Levitt's a killer who kills people sent to be killed. This is a time travel film.
It's also a tits and ass piece of crap. I don't know why we had to see breasts.
I don't mind seeing breasts and, as a young teenager, wouldn't see a film if we didn't have breasts in it. Aging did not make me stop appreciating breasts. It did make me start noticing when women were used as decoration -- especially to dress up bad scripts.
If I'm seeing boobs in a love scene and it's a love scene with a guy and I'm not seeing his ass or cock or whatever, don't pretend like you're not using women's bodies to sell your bad film.
So Bruce Willis is Levitt as an older man. And Levitt's supposed to kill him. But, of course, can't. The whole idea that you're going through time sort of negates most of the problems the characters have in the film. You can go through time, why can't you confront the people who are against you, just go back in time and get them.
It's fairly obvious.
But "Looper" has more errors than any film I've seen. It's as if there was no continuity at all to the script. And in terms of onscreen errors, I haven't seen so many visual continuity errors since "Pretty Woman." Remember the whole, it's a croissant, it's a bagel. That happens over and over in the film. Most obviously when the little kid (who could destroy the world) Cid has blood all over his face until the next shot when it's just a streak on one side until the next shot where it's all over his face, one streak, all over his face . . .
And if Levitt and Willis are the same man, why is Levitt right-handed and Willis left-handed -- or are we not supposed to notice what hand they shoot with?
But the thing is the whole damn movie's a waste.
You sit through it, even after you grasp that Willis and Levitt are the same character at different stages of life, and think somehow there's going to be some pay off to make the film worth it. Nope. It's sort of like trying to be "12 Monkeys" for the first two thirds of the film and then it suddenly wants to be "Straw Dogs."
This is one of those films that most of us will only tolerate once.
After you know the film, there's no point in ever watching it again.
It's not like "The Matrix" which just gets richer and richer with each watching.
It's a threadbare story and I was so disappointed.
I hadn't really seen many films at the movies this year. And so I thought, summer's over and I need to see something. I heard good things about "Looper" and Bruce Willis is always good. (He's very good in the film. Everyone gives a good performance. The actors are not the problem.) And I was rushing in but stopped because I hadn't had dinner so I grabbed popcorn, nachos and a big box of Junior Mints (and a coke).
And I easily spent 30 bucks with the ticket. I was prepared to love the film and so excited. And up until Levitt's fellow "Looper" gets pulled out of the place he's hiding under the floor, I thought it was going to be so great. Then I realized this was like "The Blair Witch Project," something being praised that was pure crap.
I hated this film.
I hadn't planned to write about it. What happened is Netflix is down.
Usually, I go to Netflix and look at my queue of streaming and DVDs and I'll pick something from there to write about. I couldn't get in because Netflix is down so I went to "Looper." If you loved the film, feel free to leave a comment noting that. I won't disagree with you. And if you paid to see it, I'm glad you liked it. But I just hated this movie the more it went on.
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