Time travel is invented by the year 2074 and, though immediately outlawed, is used by criminal organizations to send those they want killed into the past where they are killed by "loopers", assassins paid with silver bars strapped to their targets. Joe, a looper, encounters himself when his older self is sent back in time to be killed.Wikipedia
It’s a smart film with thrills – now how often do you get to see one of those?
Looper has a mixed bag of influences -- as diverse as Memento, The Terminator and The Omen -- but proves to be sharper, smarter and more ambitious than even those unforgettable ones. There are minor plotholes, but the film bounds over them with swift, self-assured grace, climaxing ultimately with a finely foreshadowed finale that ties everything up shrewdly and masterfully: a rarity for the science-fiction genre, and a tremendous narrative achievement that makes me want to watch it again right now.
There are science fiction films that deal with the subject of time travel and then there is Looper, which comes across as refreshingly original as well as entertaining, with a story full of interesting twists. Notwithstanding the flash and slick visuals, director Rian Johnson always keeps the storyline to the fore. Events are explained in a fairly simple manner as the plot smoothly unfolds. The film will leave you satisfied and entertained after one watch. And there's a pretty good chance you'd want to watch it again.
TIME travel is a conveninent science fiction tool,allowing many a story to cut corners and jump loopholes. Not here. In Looper,it’s a starting point to tell a story about actions,consequences and choices — the smaller moments,not 30-year back-and-forth travel,which bend and shape lives.
Probably the best set-up sci-fi film you are likely to encounter in a while, Looper is worth engaging with.
For the love of Sci-fi cinema DO NOT leave your brains at home. Worth a watch!