History Film / Looper

18th May '18 3:43:32 PM DrSlide
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-->'''Joe:''' [[spoiler: Then I saw it. I saw a mom who would die for her son, a man who would kill for his wife, and a boy angry and alone, the bad path laid out in front of him. I saw it, and the path was a circle, round and round. So I changed it.]]

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-->'''Joe:''' [[spoiler: Then I saw it. I saw a mom who would die for her son, a man who would kill for his wife, and a boy angry and alone, the bad path laid out in front of him.him the bad path. I saw it, and the path was a circle, round and round. So I changed it.]]
18th May '18 1:43:28 PM DrSlide
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* YourDaysAreNumbered: When a Looper's contract is up, his future self is sent back to him to be killed. The Looper doesn't find this out until he recovers his payment from the body -- gold bars instead of the usual silver. He now knows that he has exactly 30 years left to live.

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: When a Looper's contract is up, his future self Any Looper who survives until 2074 is sent back to him to be killed.killed by his younger self, terminating his contract. The Looper doesn't find this out until he recovers his payment from the body -- gold bars instead of the usual silver. He now knows that he has exactly 30 years left to live.
18th May '18 1:39:42 PM DrSlide
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** Loopers are technically "the lowest men on the totem pole" - men of minimal competence chosen for short-sighted hedonism so they will gleefully gun down their targets for the money they're paid without ever thinking about how they've basically signed up to commit suicide. Up until the events of the film, Young Joe has never killed a man who wasn't bound and helpless at his feet. They're ''heavily'' overpaid for their real purpose - money laundering the bars of silver strapped to their victims' bodies - and never learn to be frugal.

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** Loopers are technically "the lowest men on the totem pole" - men of minimal competence chosen for short-sighted hedonism so they will gleefully gun down their targets for the money they're paid without ever thinking about how they've basically signed up to commit suicide. Up until the events of the film, Young Joe has never killed a man who wasn't bound and helpless at his feet. They're ''heavily'' overpaid for their real purpose - money laundering the bars of silver strapped to their victims' bodies - and never learn to be frugal.frugal (with the exception of Joe, who saves half of his silver).
18th May '18 1:34:00 PM DrSlide
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The film takes place in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2044]], thirty years before the invention of time travel. The technology is immediately outlawed, but the world's high-profile criminal syndicates begin putting it to practical use in secret. Because it is nearly impossible to discreetly dispose of a body in the future (due to advanced tracking and tagging technologies), the criminals send the target back in time where an assassin (called a "Looper") kills and disposes of the helpless victim before he technically ever existed.

Joe is one such "Looper", and like all Loopers he has accepted the job knowing that some day, when his employers in the future wish to terminate his contract, his future self will be sent back in time to be killed at his hands, a process known as "closing the loop". The problem is that when his future self ''does'' appear, he does so of his own free will, unbound and ready to fight. Older Joe easily subdues Young Joe and embarks on his own agenda in the past - and he will not let anyone stand in his way.

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The film takes place in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2044]], thirty years before the invention of time travel. The technology is immediately outlawed, but the world's high-profile criminal syndicates begin putting it to practical use in secret. Because it is nearly impossible to discreetly dispose of a body in the future 2074 (due to advanced tracking and tagging technologies), the criminals send the target back in time where time, whereupon an assassin (called a "Looper") kills and disposes of the helpless victim before he technically ever existed.

Joe is one such "Looper", Looper, and like all Loopers he has accepted the job knowing that some day, when if he's still alive in 2074, his employers in the future wish to will terminate his contract, contract by sending his future self will be sent back in time to be killed die at his hands, a process known as "closing own hands ("closing the loop".loop"). The problem is that when his future self ''does'' appear, he does so of his own free will, unbound and ready to fight. Older Joe easily subdues Young Joe and embarks on his own agenda in the past - and he will not let anyone stand in his way.
18th May '18 4:19:48 AM JackG
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* EmpathicEnvironment: A large neon arrow pointing the direction of the stairs helpfully points which direction a Gat man is coming from the shoot Old Joe.
18th May '18 4:09:41 AM JackG
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* NoKillLikeOverkill: The ex-Looper who passes on the Rainmaker's location in the past to Old Joe is shown to be under siege from a couple of armored personnel carriers manned by the Rainmaker's mooks.
13th May '18 9:57:32 AM DrSlide
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-->'''Abe:''' I'm from the future. [[BrickJoke Go to China]].

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-->'''Abe:''' I'm from the future. [[BrickJoke Go You should go to China]].



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Young Joe kills himself to prevent Old Joe from murdering Cid's mother to get to the boy, an act which would have driven the boy to become the very Rainmaker Old Joe is trying to prevent. Though the future isn't certain, Cid possessing one parent instead of none (and a ''lot'' of cash) at least makes it more likely he won't become the feared mob boss, while also, as Young Joe noted earlier in the film, saving Old Joe's wife from the circumstances that get her killed.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Young Joe kills himself to prevent Old Joe from murdering Cid's mother to get to the boy, an act which would have driven the boy to become the very Rainmaker Old Joe is trying to prevent. Though the future isn't certain, Cid possessing one parent instead of none (and a ''lot'' all of cash) Joe's silver, nearly 1,000 bars) at least makes it more likely he won't become the feared mob boss, while also, as Young Joe noted earlier in the film, saving Old Joe's wife from the circumstances that get her killed.]]
13th May '18 9:54:03 AM DrSlide
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The film takes place in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture not-too-distant future]], at a point in time thirty years before the invention of time travel. Though it is illegal to use time travel, a flourishing black market has made the technology available to high-profile criminal organizations who have put it to practical use. Because it is nearly impossible to discreetly dispose of a body in the future (due to advanced tracking and tagging technologies), the criminals send the target back in time where an assassin (called a "Looper") kills and disposes of the helpless victim before he technically ever existed.

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The film takes place in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture not-too-distant future]], at a point in time 2044]], thirty years before the invention of time travel. Though it is illegal to use time travel, a flourishing black market has made the The technology available to is immediately outlawed, but the world's high-profile criminal organizations who have put syndicates begin putting it to practical use.use in secret. Because it is nearly impossible to discreetly dispose of a body in the future (due to advanced tracking and tagging technologies), the criminals send the target back in time where an assassin (called a "Looper") kills and disposes of the helpless victim before he technically ever existed.
27th Mar '18 10:24:07 AM eroock
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* LostInTranslation: The Spanish dub translated the Rainmaker's name as the Founder, a synonimous of the word in English, as "rainmaker" has no equivalent in Spanish. However, the context of the film didn't use the word as a synonimous to "founder", but the word in its [[RainOfBlood literal sense]], so its true meaning got lost in Spain.

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* LostInTranslation: The Spanish dub translated the Rainmaker's "Rainmaker"'s name as the Founder, "Founder", a synonimous synonym of the word in English, as "rainmaker" has no equivalent in Spanish. However, the context of the film didn't use the word as a synonimous synonymous to "founder", but the word in its [[RainOfBlood literal sense]], so its true meaning got lost in Spain.to the Spanish-speaking audience.
27th Mar '18 6:14:26 AM Cieloazul
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* LostInTranslation: The Spanish dub translated the Rainmaker's name as the Founder, a synonimous of the word in English, as "rainmaker" has no equivalent in Spanish. However, the context of the film didn't use the word as a synonimous to "founder", but the word in its [[RainOfBlood literal sense]], so its true meaning got lost in Spain.
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