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Old 28-09-2012, 23:56
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Saw this today. Hit the 3pm screening and was the only one in there! Result!!

Anyway... thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a little more sci-fi than I was expecting (from a movie with time travel amirite?) but it was a pleasant surprise. I felt that the film was purposefully dropping these huge hints about future plot development the whole time -

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Old 29-09-2012, 01:01
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I saw it today. it was significantly better than I thought it would be. I thought it would be much more of a movie where the whole thing is spent chasing after a guy with car chases and the like - I was presently surprised.

7/10

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Old 29-09-2012, 01:05
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I saw it today. it was significantly better than I thought it would be. I thought it would be much more of a movie where the whole thing is spent chasing after a guy with car chases and the like - I was presently surprised.

7/10

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I kind of wanted it to be a cat and mouse type of film where willis and Levitt are trying to get away from the other loopers!
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Old 29-09-2012, 11:29
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Was going to go see this last night but didn't. It was a toss up between this and The Campaign and this didn't win. Will go see it during the week tho.

Glad to hear ye like it!
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Old 29-09-2012, 15:32
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I saw Looper this morning and really enjoyed it.Its a really good film but its not perfect as parts of it are slow.I think the trailer is quite misleading as its not the action film that the trailer makes it out to be.It is a great film though!

8/10
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Old 29-09-2012, 16:49
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I saw Looper this morning and really enjoyed it.Its a really good film but its not perfect as parts of it are slow.I think the trailer is quite misleading as its not the action film that the trailer makes it out to be.It is a great film though!

8/10
It's very misleading...
6/10

A cross between The Terminator and The Omen...but with laughs.
And did Emily Blunt nearly chop her leg off, with that Axe....plus, the gun sticking in the ground, did that just happen with that take, and they kept it in.

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Old 29-09-2012, 22:49
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I think the reviews saying this film was the best sci fi of the year or the best time travel film are WILDLY over exagggerating.

Whilst this is good its not even the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt film of the year (Dark Knight Rises was much better)

It is really nothing like the Matrix and a LOT like The Terminator.

Anyone expecting an action film will be disappointed, this is a lot more talky than we've been lead to expect.

Theres a paradox at the end:
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At least that leaves the way open for a sequel if the whole cycle starts again a few years later! (VERY The Terminator!!)
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Old 30-09-2012, 00:14
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I saw this today. I thought it was OK.
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Old 30-09-2012, 08:56
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Theres a paradox at the end:
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At least that leaves the way open for a sequel if the whole cycle starts again a few years later! (VERY The Terminator!!)
Thats true, the film doesn't fully show what might happen after the end, but

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The film clearly doesn't have the extreme visual flair of the Matrix, but then the whole CGIed to the hilt special effects thing has been overdone so much since then.

The muted down style and emotionally damaged nature of all of the characters works well for this day and age, it's clearly drawing some definite lines from the breakdown in society and the gaps between rich and poor, which it does very well.

It's not a huge smasher film, or a huge blockbuster, but I would say is a very good solid film for those which like more depth and thought to science fiction, and the type of film Hollywood needs to make, (rather than franchises or sequals, or comic book adaptations).

And no sequel please. Just leave it as it is.....
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Old 30-09-2012, 09:46
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I saw this yesterday. Great flm, very enjoyable; I will definitely rewatch.
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Old 30-09-2012, 17:46
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The "This years Matrix" thing nearly put me off because I HATE The Matrix.

Thankfully it's ten times better than that.
Really enjoyed every aspect of it.

If you close your eyes, Joseph GL sounds exactly like Bruce Willis.

10/10
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Old 30-09-2012, 19:51
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Just seen this, a bit predictable but good entertainment from start to finish 7.5/10
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Old 30-09-2012, 20:05
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I liked it, and we need more medium budget films like it to do well.

It's hard not to think about the many plot holes afterwards though, as I guess is par for the course with any time-travel movie.
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Old 30-09-2012, 20:11
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I saw this today with 2 friends. One friend really enjoyed it, I thought it was ok and my other friend hated it (though to be fair she's not really into sci-fi and only went for our benefit).

I'm a bit of a harsh critic when it comes to recent films (not sure why) so take my opinion with a bit of salt but I was more disappointed that anything. I love time travel films but found the whole concept of this pretty stupid. The idea that time travel would be invented and then only used by gangsters to get rid of people they don't like isn't very logical. Also I do like films to give a bit of background about the future they present and that was clearly lacking.

I thought that the story was nicely 'wrapped' up in the end in a way that I wasn't expecting but that the middle part of the film dragged quite a bit. I was expecting a fair amount of action and futuristic sci-fi stuff but the film spends a long time in a very non futuristic farm house. I'm not adverse to a degree of character building and slow story telling, and the pay off was good, but I felt that it didn't blend very well with the rest of the film.

The film indulges itself in age old cinema cliches such as 'bad guys can't shot' and isn't ashamed to use the usual plot devices. By and large it does it quite well but it's not one that's going to stay with me.
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Old 30-09-2012, 23:36
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Just saw it and and really enjoyed it, even if the ending didn't exactly make sense:

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Regardless though i'm going to take Bruce Willis's advice and not try and wrap my head around time travel laws as i'll just get confused, so i'm just going say that i enjoyed it immensely

9/10
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Old 01-10-2012, 00:19
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haha! Good points on your spoiler there!!

I thought that perhaps he was an idiot for
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:10
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Theres a paradox at the end:
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What you're describing isn't a paradox, but you're right that there's no guarantee. However:

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Old 01-10-2012, 01:13
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haha! Good points on your spoiler there!!

I thought that perhaps he was an idiot for
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I suppose that's the moral dilemma, isn't it.

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:13
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:25
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I suppose that's the moral dilemma, isn't it.

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It effectively the old
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moral dilemma....
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:31
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I was a little disappointed, I have to say. It was good, but it's not a five star movie. Nice work from JGL though. Ignoring the make-up, the little Willis-esque facial expressions he used were very good.

The Omen stuff is, to be frank, a little lame and
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The best time travel movie? Well, that's still Back to the Future. The best time travel movie starring Bruce Willis? Um, that's 12 Monkeys.

But this is relatively smart, intriguing and has some great moments. Go see.
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Old 02-10-2012, 15:44
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I was looking forward to this but was a bit disappointed by it.

Not an awful film, but I wouldn't be too bothered about seeing it again.

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Also I was a bit disapponted in the look of the film.
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Old 02-10-2012, 16:25
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Saw it today. Interesting film, excellent graphics but slightly too long. Also puzzled as to why Bruce Willis was in it. He wasn't the lead male so why give him a role
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Old 02-10-2012, 16:33
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It's very misleading...
6/10

A cross between The Terminator and The Omen...but with laughs.
And did Emily Blunt nearly chop her leg off, with that Axe....plus, the gun sticking in the ground, did that just happen with that take, and they kept it in.

El Cid....the sequel.
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Old 02-10-2012, 16:46
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Also I was a bit disapponted in the look of the film.
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I don't think that's really a spoiler, but just in case.

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