Now, I wanted to see it even more... So I woke up early the next morning and ran back for the early morning show. This time, I made it in time, with adequate money and got in. I ran up the stairs in the dark, as the opening titles came onto screen. Again, in my eagerness I hit my big toe on a step and I just knew that something was not right. I had definitely cracked a bone! Writhing in pain, I sat on my seat and watched it through. Now, as I sit in my bed, with my leg in a bandage, I wonder if it was worth it. Here goes.
Looper is a difficult movie to review. Because you don't want to give up the plot, which is the hero. Warning: The plot is "Scratch-ur-head" worthy. It's basically about "Joseph Gordon Lewitt" who is an assassin of a different kind. He kills people sent back from the future and disposes their bodies - it's called closing the loop. But the real problems begins when he is commissioned to kill his own self from the future "Bruce Willis". Ofcourse Bruce has his own plans and so he escapes. What happens next is a story of a man trying to save his wife, a woman trying to save her kid and a man stuck between his future and his present!!
Now, the plot is A-class. Some brilliant writing keeps you enthralled. What makes this futuristic sci-fi thriller even more impressive is, it does not give you the same old "Extra hi-fi futuristic world". Minimalistic and realistic interpretation of the future, helps it make more believable and actually makes it feel different from the big budget hi tech sci-fi films.
Rian Johnson does an amazing job at the helm, as he paces the movie with aplomb. There are still questions running in your head until the last screen. It leaves you with "What ifs" and you keep thinking about it even after you have left the theater. There are times, when the film meanders, but you can forgive that, because its still making you think. Yes, sometimes it also makes you go WTF because of some stupid action on the screen - like a Sunny Deol type action sequence when Bruce takes out an army of hitmen alone and when people start goofing up conveniently for the heroes good. Anyways, the performances by Lewitt and Willis are effortless. Lewitt has this kiddy machoism to him that makes him loveable yet gives you the feeling that he can handle himself in times of trouble. And Willis, well, you just know that he is gonna woop some ass!
So, should you watch it this weekend? Well, scifi junkies and lovers of intelligent plot led films cant miss it for the world. Others might find it a little too intelligent or slow paced. I saw many girls shifting in their seats. Infact the girl besides me was asking her boyfriend why they dint go for Aiyaa instead!!! Now, don't listen to that load of crap and just watch LOOPER, coz it is definitely scifilicious!
p.s.: Toe jaaye, par picchur naa jaaye! BTW , I am feeling better now, but should be hobbling around for a couple of weeks now.