I fell in love with Joseph Gordon Levitt 10 years ago when he played Cameron, a naive and love-struck high-schooler in 10 Things I Hate About You. I became obsessed with him when I saw his anti-gravity fight in Inception. Now the movie Loopers combines two of my favorite movie stars into one epic-looking film.
What makes this movie epic? Let me count the ways: 1) Time-Travel; 2) Assassins; 3) TIME-TRAVELING ASSASSINS!!!; 4) Joseph Gordon Levitt playing a young Bruce Willis.
I think I made my point. Now to what this movie is about . . .
In the year 2042, a mob hitman assassinates targets that arrive from the future of 2072. For him it’s just a job . . . until he receives a new target: himself from the future.
As any good time-travel aficionado should know, interfering with a past-self changes things in the future, but (and here’s where things get tricky) does Bruce Willis already know that one day he’s going to be sent to his assassin past because, after all, he lived it? Or . . . by going into the past will he change his future, thus leading to the reason he was sent to be assassinated in the first place? Either way, I plan on enjoying every second of what will obviously be a mind-bending movie.