Friday, September 28, 2012

Looper: The End Justifies The Means

Past and present meet in the future in this snappy, time-traveling sci fi thriller. The plot is captivating and often makes sense. But what mars the otherwise smart flick is the monumental body count and the avalanche of Hollywood blood.


Maybe Bruce Willis believes his fans (Die Hard, Die Harder, Die Hardest) demand a mountain of corpses. But here it just dumbs down the plot and takes away from the murders that define his character.

When The Movie Slut left the multiplex she was numbed down. Heaps of violence can have that effect on moviegoers. But after thinking about the totality of this film, she warmed to it. The end, may not exactly justify the means. But it almost made up for them.

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