Cycles of Being and Becoming
About a week ago I started to read this review of Looper, knowing it contained spoilers but not (at that point) knowing anything about the film beyond its poster. However, I stopped after four paragraphs plus a spoiler alert, because Aric's comments (and my trust in his judgement) made me decide to see it.
Tonight saw it, and I agree with Aric: it's a very good, very interesting and very thought-provoking film. Yup, Bruce Willis with an Uzi in each hand. Yup, lots of blood (though I didn't find the torture scene at all disturbing on a scale from one to Michael Madsen hacking off a cop's ear). And yay, one of my my and Hilary's favourite pop songs used in a (mild) sex scene. (Nice to know they still play Richard and Linda Thompson in 2044.)
Do see it for yourselves, even if you have already found out how it ends.