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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Obviously not everyone agrees with you. (In fact, you seem to hold a minority opinion.) hence, it's not universal. Obviously a lot of professional reviewers who are well-versed in cinema did not have issues with the mixing of elements that seems so bothersome to you. I didn't really have an issue with it either.

    I do agree with you about not having any idea where the movie was going, something that rarely happens with me, and so I could appreciate that aspect as well.
    I certainly don't wish to be the contrarian here.

    It wasn't the mixing of elements--my complaints stem from the approach and technical aspects. The script needed a bit more polish--the two opening acts went forth at full locomotive speed and ran out of steam once it reached the end of the line.

    To me, the third act felt fabricated as opposed to organic segue. The themes and concepts presented are not common in mainstream science fiction, but Johnson didn't really go anywhere with them. Ultimately, he chose the easy way out. The mainstream exit.

    Nonetheless, I can understand how Looper is critically lauded.
    Upon closer inspection, it is, indeed, a very good movie.
    But it should have been great. An instant classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    What an intellectually lazy response.

    I think it's appropriate if someone says, "This should be a problem for ANYONE watching this movie -- it universally is wrong," and the reality is that the huge majority of the universe says, "Uh, we actually liked it." There is a discord between someone's claim (speaking for others) and the actual opinion of the others.

    This is called projection.
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    So I finally saw this tonight, and I enjoyed the ride. I did find one part of the plot super irritating to deal with however:







    The parts I really enjoyed:



    edit: I really hate all of the make-up they added to the kid's face. A: he wasn't attractive and B: he looked just enough different that it bothered me the entire movie.

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    Looper was a well-done sci-fi movie, I have no complaints about it. The theme of the movie is dark and the visual presentation is stunning. The sci-fi element blended so well into the plot that it didn't detract from the movie. Even the flying motorcycles were forgivable. The only question I have is, why do they send the old looper to be assassinated by himself 30 years in the past (thus "closing the loop")? This should lead to some awkward moments and so it does when a looper hesitates to kill his future self. The Rainmaker was also portrayed well. The fact that his future self was never seen in the movie was well-thought out. Some critics have bashed the movie's telekinetic element, but I thought it was awesome. So shut up. It is sci-fi after all, you unimaginative narrow-minded dweebs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Great interview with Emily Blunt (who was in the movie).. but it's got spoilers.
    http://www.myspace.com/whats-hot/201...y-to-chop-wood

    One note is that she talks about Pierce Gagnon, the boy... he's only five, but he's pretty mesmerizing on screen. She describes working with him in detail, and I think it's the funniest thing that the kid could be so "on" when he was being filmed, and then between takes he's just a boy without even a clear big-picture sense of everything in the movie.
    Just watched Looper. I liked it. The boy did a great job.

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    Got to say that this film got me into eating steak and scrambled eggs and started me drinking water with my cups of black coffee.

    I dont believe that I'd learn either french or chinese though. I liked the woman who was the mom of the rain maker, although she smokes and I'd not find her attractive in person I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Got to say that this film got me into eating steak and scrambled eggs and started me drinking water with my cups of black coffee.

    I dont believe that I'd learn either french or chinese though. I liked the woman who was the mom of the rain maker, although she smokes and I'd not find her attractive in person I think.
    Emily Blunt is a babe. I'd smoke with her (and I quit smoking!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Got to say that this film got me into eating steak and scrambled eggs and started me drinking water with my cups of black coffee.

    I dont believe that I'd learn either french or chinese though. I liked the woman who was the mom of the rain maker, although she smokes and I'd not find her attractive in person I think.
    Emily Blunt is a babe. I'd smoke with her (and I quit smoking!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by swordpath View Post
    Emily Blunt is a babe. I'd smoke with her (and I quit smoking!)
    The movie was cool, a bit unbalanced action wise though; kind of slow in the beginning and then rushed in the end, imo.
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