Written by / 9/30/2012 / No comments / , , , , , , ,

REVIEW OF LOOPER

year: 2012 cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis rating: ***1/2
Any story dealing with time travel must have a ton of exposition to make things clear. But what LOOPER provides is, once we know the situation… of a future where bad guys are sent back in time where hit men quickly take them out… it’s all about Bruce Willis, as the older version of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Joe, and his quest to… set things straight in the future.

But before this we have Joe’s workaday life as a hired gun – known as a Looper – and some of the politics involved within the department, run by a bearded (and one particular scene-stealing) Jeff Daniels. It’s when Willis returns to the past and Levitt can’t pull the trigger – that’s when the race is on.

What’s at first confusing clears up when we follow Levitt’s life till he ages into Willis, who lives with his wife and, after a bloodbath by a vicious crime lord, Willis, back in the present, has to find this kingpin... who isn't quite powerful yet... Or is he? Here’s where the movie, entering love interest Emily Blunt as an independent farmer with her son, turns into a bionic version of THE OMEN, and the disbelief gets tougher to suspend. But when you center on young and old Joe battling each other – trying not to be killed by their vicious employers – the backstory doesn’t matter. It’s really about the action and a reliable performance by Bruce Willis, who looks great for his age and can still get around, and especially Levitt… Despite having to pull off a Willis imitation for the storyline he’s his own person – this is really his film.
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

All Time Popular

Featured Post

LAWRENCE TIERNEY IN 'THE NEGLECTED NOIR OF 'THE HOODLUM'

Title: THE HOODLUM Year: 1951 Rating: *** Pulpy programmer about a newly released convict, Vincent, played by Lawrence Tierney, master o...

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

MONTH OF LAWRENCE TIERNEY

RIP ACTOR KEN HUTCHISON

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE: "Well, I'd rather be a foghorn on Long Island than a nightingale down here." Lawrence Tierney, Kill or Be Killed

FILM NOIR & NEO NOIR CRIME

FAVORITES SHORTLIST

1)OTLEY 2)HELL IS A CITY 3)ROBBERY 4)THE FEARMAKERS 5)CANYON PASSAGE 6)VIOLENT SATURDAY 7)HOT CARS 8)JUNGLE STREET 9)ANATOMY OF A MURDER 10)THE CROWDED SKY 11))THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 12)SHARKS' TREASURE 13)SWEENEY TWO 14)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 15)HARDCORE 16)THE SYSTEM 17)WHITE HEAT 18)AL CAPONE 19)THE SERGEANT 20)FALLEN ANGEL 21)NIGHT CREATURES 22)CURSE OF THE DEMON 23)ASH WEDNESDAY 24)THE BREAK 25)AIR PATROL 26)DUEL IN THE JUNGLE 27)EASY LIVING 28)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 29)FRENZY 30)THE ROARING TWENTIES 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)JACK NICHOLSON 4)MARLON BRANDO 5)STANLEY BAKER 1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)SUE LYON 3)GENE TIERNEY 4)MERRY ANDERS 5)FAYE DUNAWAY DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)JOHN LANDIS 7)JOHN GUILLERMAN 8)VAL GUEST 9)JOHN CARPENTER 10)MICHAEL WINNER

BRITISH NEW WAVE CINEMA

RARITIES AND EXPLOITATION

HAMMER HORROR & THRILLER

Popular This Month

CHARLES BRONSON CINEMA

CINEMA OF DANA ANDREWS

WESTERN GENRE REVIEWS

PEAKING INTO THE SIXTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

REVVING THE SEVENTIES

FOR HORROR MOVIE REVIEWS


Reviews for the British series The Sweeney

Most Popular Last Year

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE