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Looper 10 Year Anniversary: Rian Johnson Time-Travel Film Rules

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· 2 mo. ago
Wholesome
Xenu take the wheel!

This is better than last year's 9 Year Anniversary Looper retrospective, though not quite as thorough as the one they did for years 7 & 8. Doesn't quite make up for the 5 & 6 year anniversary retrospectives of Looper, which, as we all know, was an absolute travesty! Just a shame.

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I always liked the 6 year retrospective of Looper, despite its obvious flaws.

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These damn “movie at age” articles are all unoriginal and get spammed to death on this sub.

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I know I'm in the minority, but there are those of us the feel the 'Looper and Dredd are the most underrated scifi movies of the 2010s that deserved a sequel but never got them and are now available on streaming' article was the most compelling.

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I had to make sure I wasn’t in circlejerk,well done.

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You should see the 20 year anniversary retrospective. It’s enlightening.

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The 6th was such a celebrated restrospective that we are actually celebrating it's 4th year in retrospect! What a thing of our time of our living.

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I like to celebrate this as both the 2nd anniversary of the 8th anniversary of Looper as well as the 4th anniversary of the 6th

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Not as bad as Looper Retrospective Year 2: Electric Boogaloo. Gizmodo hadn’t let enough time lapse to see all the nuances yet.

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i have big hopes for 11th

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"Looper" is the poor man's "Terminator" and the poorer man's "La Jetée". 

The movie absolutely betrays its tantalizing premise and science fiction possibilities to become a very routine domestic thriller.

Shane Carruth might be a piece of shit, but he was totally right when he chewed out Johnson's script.

A time-travel script should do something very clever with credible theories of time travel but this wimped out with an incredibly cornball twist. Or a time-travel film should be incredibly creative and inventive with its premise but the film's script was way, way, WAY too derivative of "The Terminator" and "La Jetée"/"Twelve Monkeys" minus the wisdom, vision or poetry of those films.

Where's the invention of genre? Where's the cleverness of structure? Where's the witty dialogue?

"Looper" was just a mechanically uninvolving chase film with seriously deficient plotting.

"The Last Jedi" did the same thing where Johnson - for absolutely no good reason - will stop the movie dead about halfway through to justify all the characters being at the same spot in the end.

Did they use the same farm from the second season of "The Walking Dead"?

It sure felt like it.

And the notion of the telekenetic powers in this world - and specifically with the kid - is just laughable. This is a world of TIME-TRAVEL in which "the mob" has control over it and telekinesis was the only solution for the villain's control in the future?

That's a lazy ass-pull if ever I saw one.

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Why does this keep popping up on the feed? I’ve seen three different versions of this today.

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· 2 mo. ago
Xenu take the wheel!

If this sub would stop upvoting these lazy ass anniversary articles they wouldn't be a problem.

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which came out September 28, 2012

but mainly because spam journalism gets the ad-eyeballs

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This entire sub is just marketing. No actual person is posting this shit or upvoting, most of it is done via bots, even the top comments are often bots too. Reddit is just trash now if you’re not in the niche subs

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Did Looper just move to a different streaming service? It might be some micro marketing crap.

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Lol its the anniversary of a popular movie?

I mean this isn’t the DaVinci code in terms of asking “why” lol

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