Today we have an international trailer for the futuristic action thriller "Looper," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises) and Bruce Willis. Check it out below.
Plot: In the new movie, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" – a hired gun, like Joe (Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good... until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Willis) for assassination.
"Looper" is written and directed by Rian Johnson (The Brothers Bloom, Brick), and co-stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo and Jeff Daniels. It is set to hit theaters on September 28th.
Looks pretty sweet. Brick was the first film I saw JGL acting in and he really impressed me then. Well directed film as well I'm glad the geezer who directed it got a break. Also is that actual acting I see from Bruce Willis??? :o It can't be...
Movies like this are hard to accept because time travel is virtually impossible, and even if it were possible, you'd need more energy than contained within the universe, or else you'd end up in a quantum-split 'parallel' universe where it wouldn't matter if he killed his future self or not.
The thing about films like this is they make no sense, then, because he'd have memories of doing what he did in the past with his older self, and yet he doesn't or else he wouldn't allow himself to get thrown back in time, unlike films like Back to the Future, which were fairly consistent, and unlike Primer, which made no sense despite it's topical complexity.
I'm sure that everyone who is involved in this movie is well aware of the time travel paradox but just don't give a flying f*ck about it.
The thing is I came to a conclusion that every movie( and I literally mean EVERY single one of them)that I have watched in my life so far(and that number is substantial believe me)is filled with plot holes and/or these "how convenient" situations.And while those were pissing me off at first I made my peace with them as time passed and I now don't even raise an eyebrow when they happen(sorry for the long post).
It isn't the grandfather paradox of time-travel that has me at odds with this film, it's the impossibility of twisting the space-time metric far enough back on itself to make what you call the future coincide with what you call the past, which is what led David Deutsche to theorize the possibility that traveling back in time would actually be more like the double-slit-single-photon quantum experiment, in that all possibilities are realized via an infinitude of 'parallel' universes, which is the only way I can see this film working, because topologically, it's less temporally consistent than the comedic BTTF series.