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. (more…)