Director: Rian Johnson. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels. 118 mi. Rated R. Action/Sci-fi.
Maybe I had high expectations, but one of my pet peeves is movies that don't play it fair. Looper is advertised as a time-travel movie with all its paradoxes, but then contains another sci-fi element that encompasses at least half (if not more) of the story: telekinesis. Almost as if the writer/director needed two story gimmicks to write a whole movie, because he didn't have enough story with only one. Major rip-offs from X-Men 3's telekinesis scenes, a supposedly action movie that's quite slow, and Gordon-Levitt's terrible make-up as a young Bruce Willis, all spoiled the fun for me.