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Looper is the best movie this year, and you need to go see it.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Less chance of finding the body

    Just another John Doe

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Less chance of finding the body

    Just another John Doe

    there are lots of ways of getting rid of the body that don't involve time travel

    are the police not going to be worried that these people are mysteriously missing

    is it really worth the risk of destroying the space time continuum

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Have you ever seen the wire

    Hint: the police don't care too hard about missing hoodlums

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    but Bruce Willis is white

    plus if they find him it's not a John Doe, it's JGL

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Shut uuuuuup

  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    furthermore

    is it even illegal to kill yourself??

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  • XehalusXehalus lofi Registered User regular
    you mean Bruce Willis is not a cute white girl

    that's when the police start caring

  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    Butler wrote: »
    I thought the whole
    telepathy thing was... unnecessary, an extra burden on the suspension of disbelief. There was enough going on just with time travel existing. I felt like they could have had the rainmaker kid just be a straight-up genius - maybe the inventor of time travel technology, or someone who improved on it significantly and used it to take over the criminal syndicates by being literally everywhere at once.
    This was also my only problem with the movie, but the rest of the movie was good enough that it didn't ruin it for me.

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  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Antimatter wrote: »
    Less chance of finding the body

    Just another John Doe

    there are lots of ways of getting rid of the body that don't involve time travel

    are the police not going to be worried that these people are mysteriously missing

    is it really worth the risk of destroying the space time continuum
    They explain it in the movie. People are ID'd and tagged in such a way in the future that killing someone without leaving a trace is nearly impossible.

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  • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    oh well okay that makes sense

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    Although they do
    just up and shoot Bruce Willis' wife dead by accident, it's not that clear how they dealt with that.

  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Although they do
    just up and shoot Bruce Willis' wife dead by accident, it's not that clear how they dealt with that.
    Probably sent the hit squad back too.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    i can forgive this movie for not perfectly relating how its instances of time travel work out because it's working in a lot more than that. i love all the themes this movie plays with
    "men fighting to protect what's theirs. the only kind of man their is" sums up the main idea of the movie pretty dang well, and watching it through that lens makes it really interesting. it is a very masculine movie, but it also doesn't mind wearing its blade runner/neo noir influences on its sleeve so that fits

    heck the blunderbuss is such a great little metaphor for jgl's character all on its own, i love it

    love dis movie

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  • balerbowerbalerbower Registered User regular
    edited September 2012
    premise was cool, first half was pretty sweet, but then the movie introduced
    angry, potentially dangerous telekinesis kid-a really worn out trope found in a bunch of cartoons and anime. why? the whole TK thing was just completely unnecessary and shifted the movie tonally in such a total way that it was jarring.

    was overall a fun movie to watch, but it was far from movie of the year. faaaaar from it.

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  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Registered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Although they do
    just up and shoot Bruce Willis' wife dead by accident, it's not that clear how they dealt with that.
    Probably sent the hit squad back too.
    The director answered that here, along with some other stuff
    The film mentions briefly mentions that, in the future, tracking technology stops murders from happening. But we explicitly see Joe’s wife murdered in the future. Johnson said this was one of several things he worked out in his head but didn’t put in the movie because it felt superfluous to the story. He instead explained it to us.

    “Everybody in the movie has this nano technology tracking in their body and whenever there’s a death, a location tag is sent to the authorities from this tracking material. So they can’t kill people in the future. But if they send them back, that is not triggered.” He continues, “The material is powered off the body’s heat and it has a two year life after the person dies.” As for the wife, that was a big mistake made by the mobsters and the reason we see the shot of the village burning is that’s their half-assed attempt to cover it up.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I am so goddamn excited to see this

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Way up inside your butthole, Morty. WAAAAY up inside there.Registered User regular
    rhylith wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Although they do
    just up and shoot Bruce Willis' wife dead by accident, it's not that clear how they dealt with that.
    Probably sent the hit squad back too.
    The director answered that here, along with some other stuff
    The film mentions briefly mentions that, in the future, tracking technology stops murders from happening. But we explicitly see Joe’s wife murdered in the future. Johnson said this was one of several things he worked out in his head but didn’t put in the movie because it felt superfluous to the story. He instead explained it to us.

    “Everybody in the movie has this nano technology tracking in their body and whenever there’s a death, a location tag is sent to the authorities from this tracking material. So they can’t kill people in the future. But if they send them back, that is not triggered.” He continues, “The material is powered off the body’s heat and it has a two year life after the person dies.” As for the wife, that was a big mistake made by the mobsters and the reason we see the shot of the village burning is that’s their half-assed attempt to cover it up.

    I actually remember talking about that possibility with someone on this forum, I forget where. It was essentially "So the future in Looper is like the future in Minority Report, and they send live victims back in time so the pre-cogs can't see the murder."

    sci-fi concept slashfic

  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    there were some nice tits in this movie too, that was pretty cool

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  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Registered User regular
    edited September 2012
    You should go to China

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    that was probably my favorite part of the movie. i feel like they could have done a lot more with the jeff daniels character

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    There were a lot of people in this that I had no clue about

    Jeff Daniels, Paul dano, the skeezy rat kid from Brick

    Jeff Daniels in particular was a treat though

  • SCREECH OF THE FARGSCREECH OF THE FARG #1 PARROTHEAD margaritavilleRegistered User regular
    BugBoy wrote: »
    I looked up the plot on wikipedia does that count

    i just did this and ohhh man

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  • QuestionMarkManQuestionMarkMan Registered User regular
    I would buy a shirt that says "I'm from the future, you should go to China."

  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    there were some nice tits in this movie too, that was pretty cool
    Coyote Ugly's tits

  • BusterKBusterK Negativity is Boring Cynicism is Cowardice Registered User regular
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  • ScribbleScrabbleScribbleScrabble Registered User regular
    I wonder if I will like this more than

    Rock of Ages

    Are you kidding? That's just impossible.

  • ScribbleScrabbleScribbleScrabble Registered User regular
    -Tal wrote: »
    Jars wrote: »
    sending people back in time to have them killed seems weird

    why not just kill them and skip a step

    this is also the part of the premise I don't understand

    why even mess with time travel

    Apparently it is really hard to kill people in the future. They also send them to the past so the future mob has no ties leading to the body, according to one of the OVs in the beginning.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    yeah the use of time travel is explained at the very beginning of the movie

    it works fine

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    If someone else killed your future self, don't you think maybe you'd want to kill them? If, however, you upfront tell folks part of the deal is you kill your future self when they're old and busted, then they don't have anyone to blame but themselves.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Did they do some makeup trickery on JGL?

    Haven't seen the movie yet but his face looks different in some stills, in a way I can't quite put my finger on

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    yes

    his makeup/mannerisms are all to make him look like a young bruce willis

    and it is uncanny how well it works

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Did they do some makeup trickery on JGL?

    Haven't seen the movie yet but his face looks different in some stills, in a way I can't quite put my finger on

    ...Are you joking?

    They did extensive makeup trickery to make him look like a young Bruce Willis

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Quiet you
    I've only seen the one trailer and a couple of stills so I wasn't sure

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    Sorry

    Just I had a tough time even recognizing him as JGL at times

    So unless they did something stupid like CG his face (hello Green Lantern) I was just like "well of course they did crazy makeup shit"

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Whooooaaaaa I just watched that clip of them in the diner
    That is fucking uncanny

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  • FishmanFishman Long time gone, Constantinople Registered User regular
    Going to see this Friday. Been looking forward to it ever since it was announced.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Think I am seeing this on Wednesday. Was totally unaware of it until a few days ago, and don't really care much about the premise as I understand it, but... JGL and Willis.

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    This was excellent as fuck.

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  • YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    this was really really really good

    one thing I'm wondering about
    so would Jeff Daniels and the rest of the gang be alive again at the end if Bruce-Joe never existed

    Also Bruce-Joe and Joe-Joe should be how we differentiate

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited September 2012
    YaYa wrote: »
    this was really really really good

    one thing I'm wondering about
    so would Jeff Daniels and the rest of the gang be alive again at the end if Bruce-Joe never existed

    Also Bruce-Joe and Joe-Joe should be how we differentiate
    No because this is now the post-Bruce-Joe canonical timeline. Provided there's no future timey-wimey, those guys stay dead.

    Which is why I'm glad they didn't
    Somehow make the fuck-up Gat Man be a time traveler too. They kept things simple (as far as time travel goes) by only focusing on Joe's Journey

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