I’ll be honest – I had been reading so many good reviews about this movie that it was really putting me off watching it. Plus – what’s up with Gordon’s nose prosthetic?? Warily I rented this a month or so ago and, excuse my French, but GOD DAMN this was awesome!!! I know there’s some plot holes and scientific irregularities but, this was all kinds of right up broadway, for me!! Wicked ass action, cool story telling, excellent use of Slo-Mo, I thought Emily Blunt was a stud, that scene at the bottom of the stairs with the little kid blew me away and Bruce Willis was a total bad-ass!! LOVED IT!!
Who hasn’t seen this besides Misty? After this finally made it out for renting, I think everyone I read out here has either written about it or was getting ready to or something or other, so there’s probably not too much else to say that hasn’t been said already – and MUCH BETTERly by the way : ) – other than: I LOVED THE SHIT out of this!!
I thought Emily Blunt was pretty awesome –
Bruce Willis was bad-ass and Joey Gordon was pretty wicked.
Everything was going pretty, pretty good with LOOPER and then we get the scene depicted above that sent this to Five Top Hat City for me. 1) it’s almost all slow motion, 2) I had no idea what was going to happen, 3) it blew my fucking mind and I really did watch it three or maybe four times.
If anyone reading this HASN’T seen this or even heard about it, here’s the synopsis for it from IMDB:
The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn’t think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister’s chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war. If they don’t… well, they can always sack their Director of Communications Judy, who they never liked anyway and who’s back home dealing with voters with blocked drains and a man who’s angry about a collapsing wall.
OH SHIT!! Silly me!! That’s the synopsis for THE LOOP a political comedy with James Gandolfini in it that I have never heard of in my life. Here’s the skinny on LOOPER:
In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self.
Crazy auto-fill!! Anyway – believe what you’ve heard and give this a check out. It’s all there and it’s wicked-good.