Bruce Willis time travel movie
1. Looper is essentially two different movies spliced together at the midway point, but that's OK, because: a) the movies are thematically connected, with the second building off the windup of the first; and b) they're both excellent. The first half is a dark, thrilling time-travel mind-twister that leads into the slower, more personal, moving second half. The final product is basically the sci-fi actioner you're wanting and the satisfying story about sacrifice, family and regret you're wanting. It doesn't hit every button exactly right the entire ride, but a movie this narratively ambitious doesn't need to be perfect to be fun. Looper tries a little bit of everything. Director Rian Johnson, most famous for Brick and two particularly gripping episodes of Breaking Bad ("Fly" and "Fifty-One"), bites off more here than anyone could be reasonably expected to chew. That he comes so close to pulling it off makes me think he is one of the more exciting filmmakers working right now. This movie's got a ton going on.
2. The movie's first half sets up the concept of loopers, who are present-day hitmen hired to execute people for a future mob syndicate; they ship 'em back 30 years, loopers shoot 'em, and everyone's happy. Until, anyway, the syndicate starts sending back the older versions of the loopers to be shot. That's called "closing the loop." (The syndicate is represented by a giddily hammy Jeff Daniels.) Inevitably, hero looper Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, made up to look like a young Bruce Willis) is confronted by Future Joe (Bruce Willis, made up to look like Bruce Willis), who escapes his execution and begins wreaking havoc to save the life of his future wife and, oh by the way, save the future from an evil murderous telepathist—"The Rainmaker"—by killing him when he's 10 years old. Told you there was a lot of plot. And we're only halfway through! The second half of the film slows everything down, for reasons I won't reveal, to tell the story of a wayward mother named Sara (Emily Blunt), her troubled, brilliant son, and how their lives will determine the past and the future for both Joes, young and old.
3. My biggest initial fear about Looper was that it was going to be overly wonky and cerebral, a visual feast aimed at sci-fi fanboys and time-travel theorists rather than, you know, normal people. (This wouldn't have been the worst crime; you might have ended up with a new Primer, the absorbing 2004 indie from Shane Carruth, who reportedly assisted Johnson with some of Looper's time-travel elements.) But Johnson aims higher than that: He takes the time-travel conceit seriously but understands that you need an emotional investment in the characters and the story for it to rise above dorm-room fiction. In many ways, Looper is an existential thriller; there's a scene in which our two Joes meet in a diner, and each Joe considers the other Joe an asshole and spends the rest of the movie trying to change that. A man sees what he's going to become and decides to try to become someone different; his journey in the film is about the inspiration for that change shifting from self-absorbed to noble. The movie has more than its fair share of fanboy pleasures—including a hilarious meta-moment in which Willis basically tells the audience that it's OK not to obsess about time travel's inherent paradoxes—but the viewer is emotionally invested: It matters to us what happens to Joe, even if it doesn't always matter that much to him.
If you have plans to fly/Martial Law/Freedom Lost
Then cancel your plans until the military 'siege' of the airports is over at our airports and our freedom is given back to us. This is tantamount to Martial Law: as portrayed in the movie 'The Siege' w/ Bruce Willis
National Guard interim security force at airports
Members will check all luggage until machines and new federal security workers are in place. Longer delays are expected.
November 17, 2001
By JACKIE KOSZCZUK
and SETH BORENSTEIN
Knight Ridder Newspapers
WASHINGTON -- Air travelers will begin to see big changes at airports within the next several weeks, including longer delays at gates, as a result of Congress' approval Friday of a federal takeover of air security
FOK!filmblik: Brian De Palma — FOK!
1990 is het jaar dat de komische film The Bonfire of the Vanities met Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith en Morgan Freeman in de bioscopen verschijnt.
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