Off-topic movie review: Looper

It's like looking in a mirror. A really, really, really old mirror.

It’s like looking in a mirror. A really, really, really old mirror.

If you think about it, was it any surprise that Bruce Willis escaped getting shot by his younger self? After all, Willis is one to really, you know, Die Hard

Snicker, snicker …

Granted, that’s a long way to go for a mildly amusing joke. It seems fitting, though, considering the movie.

But that may be just a little off-topic …

However, talking about Looper does give the opportunity to plug Rain Johnson’s Brick (2005) another chance. The first time I saw Brick, it seemed bogged down with plot and a bit confusing. Then I remembered: isn’t that the whole attraction of film noir (or, if you’re going to get technical about it, neo-noir)? So I gave it another chance. And I liked it.

By the third chance, the movie was at home on the shelf. It was so enticing that I downloaded the treatment/novella and read that, too.

So, now it may be time for you to close the loop and re-examine Brick.

Still not sure? Consider: Brick stars got a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so it IS kind of like time travel (if you have your heart set on that Looper scenario …)

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