Yeah, I got kinda caught up in a couple of other blogs, sorry my lovely followers.
Anyway. So. Me and El saw Looper this past weekend. Both of us liked it, but. YES. BUT.
There are problems. Well, there are usually always problems with time travel, when you stop to think about it. So, I really like the first part of it, with the dark future world and the disparity and desperation between people was actually a lot of fun. The sort of fifties/sixties vibes I was picking up from it (I blame JGL’s outfit) reminded me of what I have heard/seen of Fallout. Kinda neat. And it works, the time assassins thing. BUT.
Here’s where we get into problems. The very first thing. Future Joe came from a timeline where he killed his future self, and thus begins paradox one. This first choice, so small a thing, triggers changes that neither Joe would be aware of. Future Joe just literally changed the future, right there.
And because he escaped his present self, he made his present self make a bunch of different choices while trying to ‘fix’ his future with his wife, except if he had never done that, Present Joe would not have met the woman and her son, trying to figure out what his future self was planning. Paradox two. If future Joe had never come back, then present time Joe would have had no reason to meet these people.
And he would not have met his wife, because all the choices made a different ones. Time is fluid rather than being linear, I think (I dunno, I’m not an expert on time) but the minute you, future self, change something, anything in the past, you can set off a chain of events, so say other time films.
But back to this. Because of Future Joe’s actions, everything starts to change. This universe itself is becoming a paradox because the time loop has to be going on in this one and not the other one, where he killed himself; At the end where present Joe kills himself, then future Joe vanishes instantly means that there is an alternate universe because future Joe never came to the past since his past self is dead, therefore, he could not have done all those things. and there is another alternate universe in which present Joe did kill future Joe.
Still, despite the time travel/alternate universe things going on here, I would say this was a decent movie.