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A unique futuristic action thriller
Looper is a brand new futuristic action thriller that landed on our cinemas in September 2012. It's a remarkably written storyline with heaps of action, twists and its futuristic touch makes it completely unique. With its stars, king of action Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Looper is sure to keep you entertained.

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Looper is set in 2044 where time travel will be invented but used illegally on the black market. A Looper is an assassin, 30 years in the past, who can clean up after a mob in 2074 after they have decided to kill someone. The person is transported back in time where the Looper will be there waiting to kill and dispose of them. Bruce Willis plays Joseph Gordon-Levitt's future self, who is sent to him for assassination to close his loop. However, his future self escapes and has other plans.

The futuristic touch on the film makes the film stand out from other action films and creates an excellent ending. However, even though everyone loves Joseph Gordon-Levitt, there is simply just not enough of Bruce Willis. The action scenes we do see him in however are outstanding. Although some may disagree, Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the other hand does a brilliant job of acting like a young Bruce Willis in all of the scenes.

The storyline is exceptionally clever, which can sometimes be confusing. This is certainly not a film you can chat through as the storyline requires your full attention to understand the complexities of the plot. A lot more of the storyline could have been explained; however this would have consequently made the film far too long. However, with its unexplained questions which are found in most futuristic films, it definitely makes a good discussion with a friend after the movie.

Overall, with its unique take on the action genre and gripping ending, Looper is certainly one of 2012's must see movies.

Rating - 4/5

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When: 28th September 2012
Where: Cinema
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