Looper is an elegant, beautifully rendered time travel story with quality performances and cool action sequences…completely hijacked in its second half by an evil kid who talks like a 50-year-old man.
To be fair, I was expecting a lot from “Looper”. I’m a big fan of time travel movies, and I was more than ready for writer/director Rian Johnson, whose noir update “Brick” I absolutely adored, to offer an equally clever Science Fiction film. So to watch something as unique as the first half of “Looper” be ruined in the second was more than a little upsetting.
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In case you already forgot the third word of the headline, this post contains major spoilers for the movie Looper, which opened this past weekend. Overall, I thought it was a very fun action movie with an interesting premise, so if you were planning on seeing it, I'd definitely recommend that you do! But this is where my spoiler-free discussion ends, because there was one aspect of the movie that is not mentioned in the previews that I found really, really thought-provoking that will completely spoil the movie for you. So, if you haven't seen it and want to, and don't want to hear about the ending, then read no further. In the meantime, for those who don't care and/or have seen it, come with me after the jump, and let's talk about that thing in the movie they barely talk about, and then it's a huge factor in the whole outcome of everything -- the MacGuffin.
So, from this point on -- HUGE SPOILERS. Okay? Okay.
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