This movie was absolutely atrocious. It was horrible. The entire movie was done with a handheld camera effect that gives the viewers a headache. The acting could have been better but wasn’t completely awful. Most movies have multiple “storylines” this one only had one and the one existing storyline didn’t even jive; you were constantly asking yourself “what the heck just happened”.

I recently read the Book Wait For Me by Elisabeth Naughton. At first I was under the impression that it would be a spin off of Kim and Krickitt Carpenter book The Vow. It started off the same way with the wife Kate having memory loss forgetting the life she had.

Looper is a sci-fi/action film that takes place in the not too distant future of 2044.  At this point in time, time travel has not been invented, but in the year 2074, it will have been.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a specialized assassin, called a looper, who kills targets that are sent to him from the future.   Problems arise, however, when Levitt’s character, who is also named Joe, fails to kill his future self.  The story then picks up as young Joe tries to end his future and old Joe seeks to fix his past.

In Looper, set in the year 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.

This Movie Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joe, Bruce Willis as Old Joe, Emily Blunt as Sara, and Pierce Gagnon as Cid

Going into this movie, I was cautiously optimistic. I heard from other people that it was good, but I was fearful that the time-travel element would be either too confusing or would be riddled with plot-holes. Luckily, this movie was neither of those. This is a fantastic film, and I was really impressed on how good it actually was. Rian Johnson did a great job directing, and I really appreciated the effort into making Joseph Gordon-Levitt actually looking like Bruce Willis, that doesn't usually happen. Speaking of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he did a great job as Joe in this movie, I really felt sorry for his character, even though he's not really a good person. He does drugs and kills people for a living, and I was still sympathetic for his character. Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt were also good, but Pierce Gagnon, the kid in the movie was amazing. Usually kid actors are just plain terrible, but this is the rare occasion where a kid actor is actually a really good actor. As for flaws in the movie, I really don't have much at all, but one flaw I have is that i thought that the character Kid Blue (played by Noah Segan) was kind of an annoying character and he didn't have much in the story, but that's about it for flaws

This is an excellent movie, and I highly recommend that you check it out 9.7./10



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In Dredd,a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO

This Movie Stars: Karl Urban as the protagonist  Judge Dredd, Olivia Thirlby as the psychic, Anderson, and Lena Headey as the antagonist, Ma-Ma

Action movies today, in my opinion need something unique about them to keep me entertained, and Dredd definitely has something unique about it, the use of slow-motion. Now most action movies use slow-motion, but Dredd uses it in such a unique way. In the movie, there is a drug going around that makes life feel like it is moving in slow-motion. It is really interesting and it was well integrated into the story. The next great thing about this movie, the antagonist, Ma-Ma. Lena Headey was so great in this role, she was just plain sinister, she definitely stole the show. Not to say the other cast was not good. Karl Urban was great as Judge Dredd, he was like Batman from the Dark Knight Trilogy, but way more hardcore. I thought the addition of a sidekick that was psychic was cliché, but similar to the slow-motion, they made it unique with a great performance by Olivia Thirlby.

This movie is truly underrated, easily one of the best movies of 2012 9.5/10