A hired gun from the future discovers that his greatest adversary is himself in this twisting sci-fi mindbender starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom). In the year 2047 time travel has yet to be invented. Thirty years later, however, it has. Though immediately outlawed, time-travel technology is quickly appropriated by the mob, and used to cleanly dispose of anyone deemed a threat. The process is simple: When the mob wants someone to disappear, they simply send them back to the year 2047, where an assassin known as a "looper" quickly carries out the hit, and disposes of the body. Joe Simmons (Gordon-Levitt) is one of the most respected loopers around. Each kill earns him a big payday, and he's got big plans to retire to France. Then, one day, as Joe patiently awaits the appearance of his next target near the edge of a remote corn field, he's shocked to come face-to-face with his future self (Bruce Willis). When the younger Joe hesitates, the older Joe makes a daring escape. Now, in order to avoid the wrath of his underworld boss (Jeff Daniels), young Joe must "close the loop" and kill his older counterpart. Meanwhile, the revelation that a powerful crime boss in the future has set the underworld ablaze pits the two Joes on a violent collision course, with the fate of a devoted mother (Emily Blunt) and her young son hanging in the balance. Paul Dano and Piper Perabo co-star.~Jason Buchanan
Feature Commentary With Director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Emily Blunt
So this is a movie you don't want to know a lot about going in and you don't want to set expectations. This is a fine film directed by a great director with great performances. Great story that is very original and it leaves you in awe.
This is a great movie and I enjoy every part of it. I did not know about this movie and bought it because of Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt. But they did not show up in the first 40 minutes of the movie. Once they are out, every minute of the movie is excellent and worth watch over and over again.
What can I say about this Movie “Looper” well alrighty okay then absolutely completely definitely positively totally awesome excellent great super fantastic terrific very cool plot/story especially seeing Bruce Willis up against His younger self in the form of Joseph Gordon-Levitt other than that NO SPOILERS just own it, see it and watch it take My Word for it!
An excellent film. The characters are all done well and the story is very interesting with a few twists and turns that are done exceptionally well. The time travel gimmick is very well thought out and Bruce Willis gives, in my opinion, one of his best performances. Joseph Gordon Levitt undoubtably gives his best performance, and Emily Blunt is also great. Very well written as well, surprisingly, given Rian Johnson's most recent work. Wish The Last Jedi was anywhere near the quality of this Rian Johnson piece, which is funny because this movie has B-movie written all over it.
The plot for this movie is great. Time travel has been invented, but only the wealthy and rich have access to it. Sounds like a modern day problem.
Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon Levitt really pull this movie off. IMO 2 of the best actors out there. 1 Current and 1 thats become a legend of movies. Both mesh together real well and make this movie interesting till the last scene.
The blu ray detail is very rich and enticing as well. Sony really pulls off another great blu ray transfer. But nowadays, thats what people come to expect from Sony.
Also includes the following Special Features:
Audio Commentary: Writer/Director Rian Johnson and Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt deliver an interesting track that serves up a fairly routine set of insights, including set design, shooting locales (including traveling to Shanghai), character design both internal and external, digital effects, filmmaking techniques, details within the film, transitioning from script to screen, anecdotes from the set, actor performances, and plenty more. This is a good, entertaining, and informative track that fans will enjoy. Blunt does not appear until about eight minutes in. With optional English subtitles.
Deleted Scenes (HD, 36:50): Club Entrance Original Cut, Sneaking Into the Belle, Outside the Belle, Pawnshop and Belle Revisited, Kid Blue Sees Joe Rejected, Suzie Never Wants to See Joe Again, Old Seth Original Cut, It's Not Joe, China Sequence - Original Cut, Gat in a Steel Box, Kid Blue Detective Story, Straws and Salt, Kid Blue Escapes, Sara Decides Not to Dump Joe, Meet Daniel, Evening Lessons, Canady and Kid Blue, Kesse Searches the Laundry, Old Joe Can't Stop, Old Joe Confronts Suzie, Abe Gathers the Troops, and Sara Walks to the Field. With optional Rian Johnson and Actor Noah Segan commentary.
The Future from the Beginning (HD, 7:52): Cast and crew discuss the project's history, cast performances and the characters they play, Gordon-Levitt's prosthetics and playing a younger version of Bruce Willis, the extensive use of practical effects, and Rian Johnson's work.
The Science of Time Travel (HD, 8:29): Brian Clegg, Author of How to Build a Time Machine, looks at the literary history of time travel, the science behind it, and the "rules" of time travel.
Scoring Looper (HD, 16:18): A three-part feature with Composer Nathan Johnson that examines the unique process of making the film's music. Segments include Field Recordings, Percussion, and Melodic Instruments.
Looper Animated Trailer (HD, 1:34).
Previews (HD): Parker, Premium Rush, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Company of Heroes, Seven Psychopaths, and Lockout.
This well-acted movie, interweaving action with philosophy, satisfies at multiple levels. Loopers are assassins who travel back in time to off their targets. The catch is that they also have to kill their own future selves. When the future self (Willis) of one looper (Gordon-Levitt) refuses to be offed, they both become targets. The aggressive 5.1 lossless audio shows off the action, while dialog remains clear. The natural-looking video combines great color and detail, although black level is a little shaky at times. With a smart script, great chemistry between Gordon-Levitt and Willis, and hardcore action, it is no surprise that Looper is on everyone's list of top 10 movies in 2012.