he movie takes on some unique aspects. Perhaps the best way to describe the film is that it reminded me of "Terminator" without cyborgs. This is a film that deals with time travel. It addresses some of the paradoxes of time travel, but ignores others. In the near future, time travel is possible and outlawed. As the old saying goes, "If time travel is outlawed, then only outlaws will time travel." Weirdly the outlaws use time travel to dispose of bodies. People are transported to the past where they are shot/killed/ and disposed of by people called Loopers who are well paid in silver.
Something happens to the system as Loopers are rounded up and sent back to be killed by their younger selves. To add to the weird, there suddenly appears mutant humans who have mild amounts of "TK" or telekinesis powers.
I liked the movie as it was a fresh approach to the use of time travel. Decent script. Decent acting. Good ending.
Parental Guide: F-bomb, no real sex, nudity (Piper Perabo)
Very entertaining movie. Keeps you intrigued to see where things go... with a few twists. There are some parts you have to think through, and to which you must pay particular attention. Not to worry, it does not take too much effort to figure out what happened. Time-travel movies are always like that, in terms of needing to think through the paradox.
There are a few tough parts to swallow - especially if you are a parent (you will understand when you watch the movie).
Overall, interesting as it keeps you thinking, and enjoying the glimpses into the near future world.
This was a solid, clever and well executed action movie that offered originality at a time when super heroes, sequels and remakes dominate the genre. Bruce Willis kicks ass while showing vulnerability. Joseph Gordon-Levitt wasn't highly believable as a young Bruce Willis but he was solid nonetheless. But ultimately I love the fact there's no clear-cut hero, that it can be so dark and blur the lines between wrong and right, and that they pulled off a believable movie from a ridiculous plot that I feel could have flopped in the hands of people less talented and less intelligent. And the ending brings the movie all together and ultimately made me fall in love with this movie.