History Film / Looper

6th Jan '17 5:04:47 AM Crino37
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* TookALevelInKindness: Young Joe is initially very greedy and selfish, prefering to rat out a friend rather than losing half of his silver, but he became a better person after his character development and by the end of the film [[spoiler:he even sacrifices himself in order to save the lives of Sara and Cid.]]
5th Jan '17 5:16:18 PM Crino37
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* TookALevelInKindness: Young Joe is initially very greedy and selfish, prefering to rat out a friend rather than losing half of his silver, but after his character development, by the end of the film [[spoiler:he sacrifices himself in order to save the lives of Sara and Cid.]]

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* TookALevelInKindness: Young Joe is initially very greedy and selfish, prefering to rat out a friend rather than losing half of his silver, but he became a better person after his character development, development and by the end of the film [[spoiler:he even sacrifices himself in order to save the lives of Sara and Cid.]]
5th Jan '17 5:13:00 PM Crino37
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* TookALevelInKindness: Young Joe is initially very greedy and selfish, prefering to rat out a friend rather than losing half of his silver, but after his character development, by the end of the film [[spoiler:he sacrifices himself in order to save the lives of Sara and Cid.]]
16th Dec '16 9:30:35 PM Kalaong
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* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted:
** In the timeline where Joe successfully closes his loop, he takes all of his money and goes to China, but within a decade, winds up wasting it all on partying and drugs. What little there's left becomes worthless, thanks to more and more loopers getting paid in more and more silver, driving down the value.

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* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted:
AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: An {{Anvillicious}} examination of it;
** In 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 helpless. 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.
** As a result, in
the timeline where Joe successfully closes his loop, he takes all of his money and goes to China, but within a decade, winds up wasting it all on partying and drugs. What little there's left becomes worthless, thanks to more and more loopers getting paid in more and more silver, driving down the value.



* FutureMeScaresMe[=/=]IHatePastMe: Old Joe is attempting to change his past and save his own life, but Young Joe enjoys his lifestyle too much to give a shit about the future and thus continues trying to kill Old Joe to preserve it. This makes the fight scenes between them fascinatingly complicated, as Old Joe, despite being an ''[[OneManArmy amazingly]]'' superior combatant, is obviously unable to kill Young Joe, inflict permanent damage, or even restrict his movements to any real extent(as the local mobsters will capture a helpless Young Joe and start cutting parts off him to force Old Joe to submit to being killed).

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* FutureMeScaresMe[=/=]IHatePastMe: Old Joe is attempting to change his past and save his own life, but Young Joe enjoys his lifestyle too much to give a shit about the future and thus continues trying to kill Old Joe to preserve it. This makes the fight scenes between them fascinatingly complicated, as Old Joe, despite being an ''[[OneManArmy amazingly]]'' superior combatant, is obviously unable to kill Young Joe, inflict permanent damage, Joe or even restrict his movements to any real extent(as extent, as the local mobsters will capture a helpless Young Joe and start cutting parts off him to force Old Joe to submit to being killed).killed.
8th Dec '16 7:39:41 PM slvstrChung
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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler:What drives this loop's Cid [[StartOfDarkness to become the Rainmaker]] -- he loses his mother; his [[MoralityChain moral compass]] and the only person who can calm him down in a TK tantrum, and decides to take revenge on Loopers.]]

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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler:What drives this loop's Cid [[StartOfDarkness to become the Rainmaker]] -- he loses his mother; mother, his [[MoralityChain moral compass]] and the only person who can calm him down in a TK tantrum, and decides to take revenge on Loopers.]]



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: In the end, Young Joe kills himself to stop Old Joe from killing Cid's mother and perpetuating the loop. It ensures the Rainmaker at least isn't a definite, but there's always the possibility.]]
* HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler: Young Joe kills himself to stop Old Joe from killing Sara and ensuring Cid becomes the Rainmaker, though whether or not Cid still becomes the Rainmaker in the future is left unanswered.]]

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* TheHeroDies: TheHeroDies / HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler: In the end, Young Joe kills himself to stop Old Joe from killing Cid's mother mother, averting the CycleOfRevenge and perpetuating the loop. It ensures the Rainmaker at least isn't a definite, but there's always the possibility.]]
* HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler: Young Joe kills himself to stop Old Joe from killing Sara and ensuring
creating an AlternateTimeline where Cid becomes still has his mother. There is still a non-zero chance that he will become the Rainmaker, though whether or not Cid still becomes but it's better than the Rainmaker in the future is left unanswered.original timeline, which was Cid's StartOfDarkness.]]



** Telekinesis is also stated to have amounted to basically nothing, since there are [[ChekhovsGun no known humans]] who have a dose of it that's ''strong'' enough to accomplish anything meaningful.



* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:This would have been one for Cid if Old Joe killed his mother, leading him on the path to becoming the Rainmaker.]]

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* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:This [[spoiler:''Averted''. This would have been one for Cid Cid's if Old Joe killed his mother, leading him on mother. Fortunately Young Joe was there to turn the path to becoming the Rainmaker.situation around.]]
24th Nov '16 2:10:27 PM whiteladydragon000
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* Anticlimax: When Old Joe goes for BigBad Abe, who is entrenched in his room, the scene cuts away right before the shootout commences.

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* Anticlimax: {{Anticlimax}}: When Old Joe goes for BigBad Abe, who is entrenched in his room, the scene cuts away right before the shootout commences.
20th Nov '16 6:45:12 PM drac0blade
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* InsertCameo: Rian Johnson's hand appear in the scene where [[spoiler:Seth's older version starts losing his fingers, nose and other extremeties as the younger version is being tortured]].

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* InsertCameo: Rian Johnson's hand hands appear in the scene where [[spoiler:Seth's older version starts losing his fingers, nose and other extremeties as the younger version is being tortured]].
20th Nov '16 6:34:59 PM drac0blade
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* CripplingOverspecialization: As noted by Seth, the "Blunderbusses" are very powerful and guarantee a kill withing fifteen yards -- good for committing executions where the target's delivered near point-blank -- but can't hit anything beyond that. They consistently fail to when used against anyone who isn't on their knees with a bag on their head.

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* CripplingOverspecialization: As noted by Seth, the "Blunderbusses" are very powerful and guarantee a kill withing within fifteen yards -- good for committing executions where the target's delivered near point-blank -- but can't hit anything beyond that. They consistently fail to hit when used against anyone who isn't on their knees with a bag on their head.
20th Nov '16 6:29:05 PM drac0blade
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* AlwaysAccurateAttack: As long as you're within 10-15 of from the target, blunderbusses in Looper are this. Outside that range, they can't hit the broad side of a barn.

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* AlwaysAccurateAttack: As long as you're within 10-15 of a certain distance from the target, blunderbusses in Looper are this. Outside that range, they can't hit the broad side of a barn.
13th Nov '16 1:14:47 PM eroock
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* VomitIndiscretionShot: One result of the drug withdrawal is young Joe getting sick and vomiting in front of the farm house.
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