Looper

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    The DVD of this movie came out a few days ago, so I went to Blockbuster and rented it. I did not see it when it was in the theaters, and I am glad to have saved my money. Ordinarily I put movies in my Netflix queue and wait the few months it takes them to rotate to the top and arrive in the mail.

    But...

    Looper got an astounding 94% approval rating from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes, which is why I was stoked about seeing it and went and rented it.

    Having now seen it, I will no longer trust Rotten Tomatoes again.

    This was a seriously bad movie. Seriously bad. Some of the most amateurish special effects, horrible writing, and the flattest acting you will ever see in your life.

    A fifth grader could have written a better script. For those who don't know anything about it, it's a movie about hit men and time travel. And whatever thrill you might be feeling contemplating that concept is sure to find you severely disappointed upon viewing the execution of it.

    Don't waste your time you will never get back on it, no pun intended.

    If a movie has a rating over 90 percent, I'm expecting something I would watch over and over.

    They were comparing this piece of shit to Blade Runner. That's fucking sacrilege in my book. How dare they.

    Somewhere, someone in some movie studio laid an awful lot of money, hookers, and blow on a shitload of movie critics to rave this fucking piece of shit.

    Four out of five thumbs down.
     
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    I has a rating of over 90% because its one of the best movies to hit movie screens in decades.

    I saw it at the cinema and I loved it.
     
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    What is a Block Buster?
     
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    :)

    It is a chain of video rental stores on the brink of bankruptcy due to the meteoric rise of Netflix.
     
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    (*Note to self: Add Noomi to List of Movie Critics Not To Trust*)

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    It has a very mistaken theory on how time travel works. But the overall MOVIE was fine.
     
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    Bahaha. Do tell us the correct way time travel works....
     
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    I like it. It was intelligently done, had plenty of action, and some interesting plot twists. Time travel films too often resort in a gimmick to get out of a plot dead end. This one actually resolved in a moral choice. It could have used another 15 minutes to round out some of the story. For example, I would have like to have found out how Sarah knew what a Looper was.
     
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    SPOILER ALERT:

    There were giant plot holes. For instance, why would you have an assassin kill his older self? Why not have another assassin kill the other guy's older self?

    If I knew my future boss might have me killed, I would wait to see who it was I was killing before I shot them, and then if it was my older self, I would ask him exactly where, how, and when he was captured.



    And the acting was as flat as it gets. There were no twists, no surprises. The entire story was completely predictable.
     
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    It closes the loop dude.


    You tried to see it as a sceince project.

    it wasnt

    It was a moral project.


    the OP is wrong it was a very entertaining MOVIE not documentary
    It was a moral project
     

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