My love for Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been well-documented on this blog — he was a big motivator in seeing movies like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Stop-Loss, and he’s pretty much the only reason I saw Premium Rush at all– so I don’t imagine it’s any big surprise that I went to see Looper in theater as well. But the truth is, as much as I like JGL on his own, it was the reunion of him and Brick director Rian Johnson that made me desperate to see this film for over a year.
For my money, it’s not perfect. But despite its flaws, it’s still a pretty damn good movie.
Action movie about a dude chasing another dude who’s riding a bicycle really fast around New York City? Eh, not that interested. Make one of those dudes Joseph Gordon-Levitt?
Yeah, suddenly I’m there opening night.
Finally. I thought I’d never finish this thing.
I don’t think the movie’s perfect — I certainly don’t think it’s as good as The Dark Knight — but it is, ultimately, a very satisfying end to a trilogy.
Comedies about cancer are a hard sell.
Honestly, 50/50 is more of a dramedy than anything else, but it’s a good deal funnier than most movies about cancer, I’ll give it that.
Also, it’s really very good.