There are a lot of people out there who are bothered by how the tís cross and iís dot when it comes to time travel in Looper
. I really donít care about any of that. Time travel rarely works logically because once itís invented, things should constantly change to the point that no single path is every set in stone, and that ever-evolving mess is impossible to ever fully tame. Thus, the more important element in Looper
to me is whether or not itís a badass drama about an assassin trying to kill his own father and an older gentlemen mowing down children, and the answer to that question is a resounding yes.
With great performances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels and newcomer Pierce Gagnon, Looper
is able to present a fascinating web of conflicting perspectives and intentions without turning any one person into the ďbad guyĒ. Itís a well-written, well-shot and clever movie, and Cid Harringtonís meltdown with Jesse remains the most fucked-up and awesome moment I saw at the movies all year.