Originally Posted by oink
Don't get me wrong, there is an awful lot to like in this movie.
Did I mention Emily Blunt?
Another bitch I have is the prosthetic device put on the young Joe to make him look more like Bruce Willis.
It's kinduva joke really.....
Obviously, they were concerned about making the 2 actors look similar.
And yet they didn't even bother to dye his hair Bruce's color?
Everyone knows he has brown hair.
OK, I guess it's an oversight by the filmmaker.
EXCEPT they repeat the very same mistake (in reverse) with Blunt's character.
Blunt has naturally dark hair, not brown/blond.
You know, the same as the kid in the movie who is supposed to be HER kid?!?
I dunno....maybe the makeup dept. didn't get the memo.
Or the fact that Bruce shoots left handed, JGJ shoots as a righty. Then again, maybe one can master ambidexterity in 30 yrs. Hell, Eddie Van Halen & Jimmy Page are natural lefties that play guitar right handed....knowing that personally helps my own suspension of disbelief.
Regardless of any "time travel" issues or perceived stupid moves by characters, I enjoyed the hell out of Looper & would watch it again. One bit I liked was the overall vibe of the future. They didn't go all Minority Report on us & at least kept it based in some sort of depressing reality. The gap btwn the haves & have nots certainly seems to have widened exponentially btwn now & 2044-ish. Reminded me a bit of Old Detroit in Robocop.
My comment to the missus at the end was that Ms Blunt's character should have an appointment for her young "Rainmaker" scheduled on the east coast with Dr Charles Xavier....pronto!!
His ability was pretty much a lift from Jean Grey's X-Men 3 freakouts.Edited by jwebb1970 - 1/4/13 at 6:55pm