Looper

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Looper
Looper is a futuristic science fiction movie released September 28, 2012. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as (present) young Joe, Bruce Willis as (future) old Joe, Emily Blunt as Sara, Paul Dano as Seth, Noah Segan as Kid Blue, Piper Perabo as Suzie, and Jeff Daniels as Abe. Directed and written by Rian Johnson and produced by Ram Bergman and James D. Stern.

The story starts out in the not so distant future of Kansas City. The year is 2044 and the United States is at a poor state, crime and poverty are at a maximum rise. In the year 2074, time travel has been invented but is instantly banned and illegal. Technology has become so advanced in the year 2074, that it is nearly impossible to dispose of bodies. The mob and other big crime corporations, use time travel secretly to send their victims back into the past to be killed by their “loopers.” The loopers wait at a specific time and designated area for their victim to appear before them with their head sacked and their arms tied behind their back. Right as they appear the looper instantly shoots them. The loopers are paid in silver bricks which are attached to their victims back.

When a crime boss wants to end a loopers contract they send back their future self to be killed by their younger self, this is called “closing the loop.” When closing the loop, the looper is thus retired and paid in gold instead of silver. 30 years later, that looper must be sent back into the past to be killed by his younger self, thus creating an everlasting loop. There’s one rule about being a looper, never let your victim escape even If it’s yourself.

Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a Looper working for the mob. Joe has no family. He grew up most of his life living off the streets until he was picked up by his mob boss Abe (Jeff Daniels). Growing up to be a trained killer and very addicted to drugs, Joe has no remorse for anyone than himself. Even as his best friend Seth (Paul Dano) is on the run for failing to kill his...
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