Filmmakers are forever struggling to come up with a new take on time travel, and in his third film Looper
, writer/director Rian Johnson (Brick
, The Brothers Bloom
) toys with some familiar elements in a way that makes them feel fresh, exciting, original, and unpredictable. Add to that the compelling twist of Joseph Gordon-Levitt wearing his best Bruce Willis smirk, and you’ve got all the ingredients for a highly watchable, smartly written sci-fi actioner that adds up to more than the sum of its derivative parts.
In the year 2047, time travel has yet to be invented. Thirty years later, however, it has. Although immediately outlawed, time-tra...