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Old 31-01-2013, 19:37
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The plot seemed over-egged to me. The introduction of 'telekenesis' was really unnecessary and ultimately a distraction, like throwing Yetis and Mermaids into 'Close Encounters of the third kind' or having Unicorns in Jaws.
It's central to the plot.
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Old 31-01-2013, 19:43
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I haven't come across any majorly unexplainable plot holes, but it's not designed as a time travel film,

And I don't really know how to respond, because I felt sympathetic towards the characters (maybe you're heartless? ) and engrossed by the storyline. The acting was brilliant, especially from Joseph Gordon Levitt (who more than made up for his lacklustre performance in TDKR) and Bruce Willis.

Lots of people liked Inception (I've never seen it), maybe you're just difficult? (That was mean, but seeing as you dislike two of the more mainstream recent critical successes within the sci-fi genre I had to ask...)

I don't think the movie was forgettable at all, maybe the plot line was, but the film asks more than enough questions and presents more than enough ideas to prompt debates.

But this is all subjective, so you'll probably disregard everything I say, making this all rather pointless....
ALL timetravel films are riddled with plot holes, the problem is if they tried to completely explain the whole paradox situation, the film would be 12 hours long and boring as hell.

Consider this:

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Old 31-01-2013, 20:19
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ALL timetravel films are riddled with plot holes, the problem is if they tried to completely explain the whole paradox situation, the film would be 12 hours long and boring as hell.
What were the plot holes in 12 Monkeys?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:13
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Watched this for the first time recently, a little bit confusing and they skipped any science which didn't help. Average!
Cause the science was really relelvent to the plot...

If any "science" was explained the film would be criticised for holding your hand! It didn't need to explained and if the film stopped to talk about the details of time travel it would have felt out of place

As for the person who said that the introduction of telekenisis was unecessary I can help but feel they didn't watch the film at all.
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Old 01-02-2013, 20:25
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For me that was less a plot-hole, and more a detail they didn't bother to fill in because it was both obvious and unimportant. I'm more bothered by the premise (ie, of all things, why use the time-travel for that), and by the apparent lack of consistency:
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Old 05-02-2013, 13:42
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For me that was less a plot-hole, and more a detail they didn't bother to fill in because it was both obvious and unimportant. I'm more bothered by the premise (ie, of all things, why use the time-travel for that), and by the apparent lack of consistency:
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Old 05-02-2013, 20:15
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Holy moly I just remembered Timecrimes. Now that was a hardcore time travel movie.
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Old 18-02-2013, 22:17
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Where do I start?

The cast are in very unnatural roles, the plot is not easy to follow, the time travel thing doesn't work and old cars in a futuristic film does not work.

I thought the Total recall remake was bad this one is worse. 2012 was a bad year for cinema even Expendables 2 was a let down.
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Old 19-02-2013, 23:45
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I really like this film - a rather odd sensation of rooting for two characters (well, one really) for almost contradictory reasons, which was resolved with a surprising end (well, for me anyway!)
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Old 20-02-2013, 09:02
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Where do I start?

The cast are in very unnatural roles, the plot is not easy to follow, the time travel thing doesn't work and old cars in a futuristic film does not work.

I thought the Total recall remake was bad this one is worse. 2012 was a bad year for cinema even Expendables 2 was a let down.
You were expecting the Expendables 2 to be good?!

I think that may explain your problem with Looper...
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Old 20-02-2013, 11:33
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You were expecting the Expendables 2 to be good?!

I think that may explain your problem with Looper...
You may be right. The Expendables was hardly worthy of a sequel!
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Old 24-02-2013, 12:09
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just saw this movie --------

*ucking wow !

it was really complex . I mean there was loads of story , it was just great , it had all the time travel issues , but it really dealt with how these issues affect the people, their agendas etc. .

plus it kept surprising me , usually these movies telegraph whats coming ( or maybe they're just cliche) but this one kept taking left turns .

gott watch it again .
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:39
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saw this last night

good start,interesting world and characters

lull in the middle-scenes with sara would dragged out 20 minutes too long,really ruined pace of the film

good ending

the science not being explained was a tad annoying but then time travel will never be explained properly i guess

good film but sohuld have been better

6/10
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Old 13-03-2013, 10:14
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saw this last night.
Me too. Creepy kid.
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Old 13-03-2013, 12:55
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Me too. Creepy kid.
but who watched it first?! are you my looper
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