Create Game Lists on MeltedJoystick.com
FilmCrave home
   Movies  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

Official FilmCrave Staff Verdict: Looper Movie Review

View Chris Kavan's Profile

By Chris Kavan - 09/30/12 at 11:02 AM CT

Let's face it, we've been in a movie drought. Other than the limited releases success of The Master, there has been nary a bright cloud at the box office for a month. This week, however, Rian Johnson gave us hope in the form of a time-traveling action/sci-fi/thriller with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis playing the present and future Joe - the titular Looper. With all the sci-fi elements, it's easy to overlook the characters, so how does Looper fare?

The Official FilmCrave Staff Rating (Average): 2.83/4 Stars


Chris' Review 3/4: Looper


I have made no secret that I have been looking forward to Looper pretty much since I first heard about the concept. However, that kind of anticipation building up can often lead to being let down (it happened with John Carter and pretty much any remake I ever had a hope for). I'm happy to say, that while Looper is not without fault, it met my expectations. They managed to balance action, create compelling and well-developed characters and also an interesting story that was a good mix of near-future sci-fi and old-school mafia tactics. Like all sci-fi films dealing with a time travel aspect, you can pick out paradoxes, but if movies are supposed to be about entertainment, it did the trick. If you start analyzing too in depth, it kind of ruins the whole experience.


Nick's Review 3/4: Looper


Nick was also apparently happy to end the terrible movie drought, and thought Looper was a welcome reprieve in that department as well. As a more analytical person when it comes to time travel, he was impressed that Looper managed to avoid most of the paradoxical pitfalls that are common in these type of movies. Bout of sudden gore show up, but he was alright with that as well. The movie did lead to a somewhat predictable out come, but otherwise action/sci-fi fans will be pleased.


Alex's Review 2.5/4: Looper


Alex was just a half-star lower than both Nick and I, falling just short of "good" for him. His main issue is that the movie shared a bit too much in common with TIme Cop - the story and direction is much better, but it still contains cliched elements and the ending was a big letdown for him. While he also thought Gordon-Levitt showed promise as a future action star, he felt Willis was just getting too old for this kind of role. He did like the cinematography, but the music was forgettable. In the end, it just wasn't good enough to recommend watching in theaters, unless you are a hardcore action/sci-fi fan - and even then, your hopes might be dashed.


While the staff average stands at 2.83/4 the overall FilmCrave.com average (as of today) stands at 3.17/4. I think all three reviews combined agree this is a solid sci-fi/action film. None of us are saying it's perfect by any means and while Alex is a little more critical, his points are all valid. I think the ending of the film is going to be the point where people either think the film is genius or a letdown. Whether you see it in theaters or wait to see it at home, we're all in agreement, it is worth your time.


Comments
0 comments
Name: 

Avoid spam Captcha: Sign Up + or Log In +   
 
Bloggers
Recent Blog Posts
Archive

All Posts

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

 
Log In
Help on how to log into FilmCrave
Login with Facebook
Login with FilmCrave
 
 
What Members Are Doing
Movie Talk
New Movie Reviews
New Movie Lists
Top Movie List by Seth
2012 by Karmand
Top Movie List by cacb3995
Top Movie List by SIngli6
Movies I watched for the Nth time by Rod
Watched in 2017 by tonks76
Movies of 2017 by Stoney McStonerson
Fantastic French Films I Have Seen by Chris Kavan

 

 

 

Contact FilmCrave Public Relations    

Advertise and Business

Developer API

Contact Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support FilmCrave

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

   
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
Are you sure you want to delete this blog?