‘If someone asked me to come up with an idea to raise money for charity i'd run a mile’
This is a thoroughly enjoyable time travel sci-fi movie. It is set in 2044 where Joe Simmons works as
an assassin (Looper) hired by the mob in the year 2075. They send people they want killed to 2044
using a time machine where the victim is met by the Looper who shoots them. They do this because
in the future it is difficult to dispose of dead bodies, if it was set in 2012 it would be exactly the same
story except dead bodies would be replaced by old fridges.
In 2075 time travel was invented and immediately banned, so only the mob use it for their
murderous benefit. The guy who discovered time travel can’t have been happy, all those years of
study and research, trial and error after trial and error, and as soon as you finally crack it they make
it against the law to use. When he found out he must have been past angry although he would only
be allowed to be present angry.
Every victim has a payment of silver attached to their backs for the Looper, who will one day have
a massive pay day when they close their loop by killing their older self and then have 30 years free
from work to enjoy their payment. So to end their contract they have to kill themselves which
similarly can seem like the only option when trying to cancel an O2 phone contract in 2012.
When it comes to Joe Closing his loop he freezes and allows old Joe to do a running punch to young
Joe’s head and then escapes into a wheat field which to be honest did look a bit corny.
Young Joe then has to hunt him down before the mob kill them both while old Joe wants to murder
the child that becomes the ‘Rainmaker’ in 2075 who is responsible for killing his wife.
From this point on there are lots of twists and turns and I give this movie 8 Marks(immons) out of 10