C and I watched Looper, after much anticipation and an agonizingly long wait, this weekend. I’m not sure if I’ve had enough time to process it yet. Look at this face, people:
The movie was wonderful, and completely lived up to the hype. So let’s start with the stuff I didn’t like: First, Piper Perabo’s boobs were a total distraction and pointless in this movie. Why do movie makers do that? Second, I can’t believe my beloved Bruce Willis would actually ax a kid, and I’m in denial about that whole scene. Third, time travel movies make my head hurt and I don’t understand why they could just chop off everything but the torso of that guy and not effect the future in anyway that just killing the poor bloke wouldn’t do.
Otherwise, this movie was awesome. I read that some people thought Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s makeup was creepy but I thought it was great. There were moments that he channeled Bruce so well that I had to back up and watch it again. Brilliant make up job, but even more – brilliant acting.
Also, Pierce Gagnon is the cutest most frightening most heart-breaking kid I’ve ever seen in a movie (did you see that face?). I’m still getting choked up thinking about him. Honestly, I cried through all the credits. Cid and his Plight. **sigh**
All in all, an entertaining, well-done, moving, surprising, imaginative, and only a bit confusing film.
C? Your thoughts?
K’s rating of Looper: 8/10 mangoes
C’s rating of Looper: 7/10 mangoes