With so many great movies released in 2012, it is not surprising that there may have been a few gems that were overlooked. Probably one of the most original screenplays of the year, if you are a fan of science fiction and time travel, Looper was quickly cast aside after its release in September and is now readily available via blue ray and DVD. I highly recommend it, and have already watched it twice, as there are many plot intricacies to ponder. So while you may be scrambling to see some of the 2012 Oscar winners still playing at the cinemas, you can see Looper at leisure while sitting on your couch.
While Looper was marketed by Sony as a Sci-fi action film, there are interesting nuances addressing culture and family relationships. Set in the future by just a few decades, everyone other than the homeless. own a gun and they use those guns to protect their home, cars, and anything else they value. It’s too bad the film was not released closer to our current debate on gun control legislation. It’s every person for themselves in a society that ingest drugs through eye drops and lives for present self-gratification. But there is still the human desire for lasting love and commitment. Written and directed by Rian Johnsons, lead actors include Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. I highly recommend this film.