With every review I’d read saying this was one of the best films of the year, I was eagerly looking forward to watching Looper. Sci-fi films don’t often court such consistent praise from the critics, but this one was an exception!
Things didn’t get off to a good start when I realised I’d ordered the standard version of the DVD rather than Blu-ray. It was still still viewable of course, but I was slightly annoyed that I was fooled by colour of the DVD box – err, blue!
The film came with a good pedigree sporting an excellent cast (Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt). The storyline too, was intriguing (future-self is sent back to the past, where he is killed by his younger-self). I’m a sucker for anything to do with time-travel, so this was all looking good.
After a slightly wishy-washy first 30 minutes, things started to liven-up, but having tried very hard to get into it, it just didn’t do it for me. It’s difficult to figure out why, but maybe it was because the storyline was sooooooo predictable. I’d worked out who the big-bad’ was within about 20 minutes and the ending could be seen a 500 miles away!
On a positive note, at least I didn’t spend out on the Blu-ray version!