Verdict: Take this as a superior version of "The Jacket" with a hint of "Source Code", and most importantly, it is easier to understand than "Inception"

It is always interesting to learn new idea of time-traveling, paranormal activities & sci-fi. This is because it is something unknown or unfamiliar to human.

Curiosity plays a big influence here.

In this film, the director gave new idea on time-traveling: as a 'human disposal' from the future.

Set in year 2044, what happens in the film is that the loopers are the 'terminators' for those 'human disposal' from the future (year 2074, the year time machine was invented), because in the future, it is too hard for mafia to kill someone, cos it's too easy to track the corpse (something like that).

To summarise:
Year 2074: (Mafia send) people to be killed ---time traveling---> Year 2044: loopers kill those people from the future

There are a lot more theories in the movie, which kept the movie busy in that almost 2 hours.

Towards the end, I believe the film pays tribute to the kid in "The Omen", too.

Perhaps I was tired (I caught a midnite show), I felt information overloaded towards the middle of the film.

But nevermind, towards the end, everything is crystal clear - and really, it is easier to understand than Inception.

Another slight disappointment, was that in year 2044, many things still look pretty much the same: but perhaps, the whole point of the movie is not the set up, but the characters and the story.

With a combination of time-traveling, sci-fi and a bit of 'paranormal activities',  this movie delivers and most importantly, I thought it had a good ending.

Rating: 8.5/10
P/S: In case you wonder, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'botox face' in the movie is due to the make up, in order to look like Bruce Willis :)


2 Comments

Yen Yen Tan said...

I tot it was botox... lolz...

Dan O. said...

Good review Trevor. The plot makes perfect sense even if it may seem a bit confusing at first, and the suspense draws you in but something just did not mix so well in the end. I didn’t really care all that much for the characters and that’s sort of why the pay-off didn’t do much for me.