Looper || In 2044, 25-year-old Joe works for a Kansas City crime syndicate as a “looper”. Since future tracking systems have made it near-impossible to dispose of bodies, the syndicate uses time travel, invented thirty years later and instantly outlawed. Managed by a future man named Abe, loopers kill and dispose of face-concealed victims, and are paid with silver bars strapped to the target. To prevent connections to the syndicate, a looper’s final victim will be his or her retired future self (they are identified by gold bars strapped to them instead of silver), ending the contract and “closing the loop”.
Joe’s friend Seth, part of a minority that manifests low-level telekinesis (or TK), confides that his old self has escaped, after warning him of a person in the future called the Rainmaker who will overthrow the five major bosses and close all loops. Joe reluctantly hides Seth in his apartment’s floor safe, but is taken to Abe by Kid Blue, one of Abe’s elite “Gat Men”. Joe reveals Seth’s location instead of forfeiting half his silver and Abe’s men cut an address into younger Seth’s arm, then begin severing Young Seth’s body parts. These effects appear on Old Seth, who goes to the address and is killed.
When Joe’s next target arrives, it is his older self with his face uncovered and hands unbound. Before Joe can kill him, Old Joe shields himself, knocks Young Joe unconscious and escapes. Returning to his apartment, Young Joe fights with Kid Blue, only to fall off a fire escape and black out. In another timeline, Young Joe kills his older self as he arrives. He moves to Shanghai, where his drug addiction and partying persist, becoming a hitman to finance himself.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Actors: Joseph Gordon-levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
Directors: Rian Johnson
Production: Ram Bergman Productions, Endgame Entertainment, Dmg Entertainment
Duration: 118 Menit
Release Date: 26 September 2012
Countries: USA, China