Writer/Director Rian Johnston, in 2005, delivered one of my top ten favourite films of all time, Brick. (I haven't watched his second film, Brothers Bloom, yet, but I have read nothing but excellent things.) In his third feature film, Looper, we follow an assassin who is in charge of killing senior citizens, sent 30 years to the past, to collect their life insurance. Why? Simple, this is No Country for Old Men. (Ha! Come on! Laugh! That was funny!) Looper is essentially a time travelling film (minus a few complexities and a Delorean) at it's core mixed with heavy gun play, and yes, it works as awesome as it sounds. It just feels so damn right, like the first time you watched Biff get pwned on Back to the Future. JGL plays Bruce Wills' cousin or son or himself or something. He kinda resembles him, or not. I am still undecided at the moment.
Nevertheless, Wills comes to the past to change something that destroys his (their?) future. JGL mildly lets Wills know that he doesn't give a shit because he can change his life as he sees fit, and besides, seniors always tell people to get off their lawn, even if it is themselves. And there you have it: Looper in a nut shell without giving away anything significant. If you are a fan of Emily Blunt speaking with a southern accent, brandishing a shotgun and swinging an axe, go see Looper right now! Although, some fans just need something to complain about, this is an exception film, in my opinion. One of the best films of the year.
Come how awesome is Emily Blunt holding this shotgun? Go ahead and answer that question now...I'll wait.