I’m a sucker for time-travel movies, even though most of them don’t make a lick of sense. Rian Johnson’s “Looper” stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a bounty hunter who, in 2044, is in the unenviable position of having to kill off the 30-year-older version of himself, played by Bruce Willis.
The fact that Gordon-Levitt and Willis don’t look anything alike is, I suppose, part of the weirdness (although Gordon-Levitt’s make-up job tries to bridge the gap).
I suppose we should all be grateful for the heads-up that, according to “Looper,” time travel will be possible in 2074. It makes it easier to cut to the chase.
My favorite line in the movie comes when Gordon-Levitt, in a face-off with his mob boss (Jeff Daniels), informs him that he’d like to leave the business one day and move to France, to which Daniels replies: “I’m from the future; you should go to China.”
Grade: B (Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content.