The secondary characters outside of Daniels really didn't do much. There were also a couple of head-scratching errors that weren't explained and kind of rendered the whole plot meaningless, but I won't spoil them here.
Not exactly a boring movie, but you'll forget about it 5 minutes after it's over.
Aside from that, performances are good but the story messed up with the Dr Who easy "timey wimey" fix, and a few months after seeing it you will struggle to remember what happened.
Waste of the fine cast's talent.
When this movie comes on the TV I'm excited for the first hour then [I have a poor memory] go "oh wait, this turns into a farm house fantasy movie with MAGIC CHILD...." and change the channel.
Competently directed, well-acted, inexplicably dichotomous plot. And the farm, the crops, shotgun, MAGIC CHILD, boring.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's sacrifice at the end of the film is meaningless. He thought by killing himself, Bruce Willis wouldn't shoot the mom and the kid wouldn't grow up to become evil. But that's not how it happened the first time. The first time, the kid grew up with the mom alone. He still became evil, she didn't stop anything. So, by Joseph Gordon-Levitt killing himself, he allowed the kid to grow into the mass murderer anyway. Good job, idiot. You're worse than Qui-Gon Jinn letting Anikin be trained against all logic to kill all the Jedi. Don't try to tell me he somehow knew that the child would turn out differently than he would have the first time. Why would you say that? The film didn't suggest that was the case. It randomly changed the story near the end so the audience thinks that somehow now the kid can grow up with the mom like he should have. BUT THAT HAPPENED AND HE TURNED INTO A MASS MURDERER. She's just a BAD MOM. And Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character is an idiot. They were made for each other. That's the only thing learned from the film's ending.
Rian has really impressed me, this movie is actually amazing. I was invested in the world and characters Rian build, which doesn't happen a lot to me with most sci-fi movies.
They don't explain why it's hard to hide bodies in the future, but why not kill them in the future and only send back a dead body? The only reason I can think of is so that someone can fail to close the loop.
If something happens to your younger self while your older self is in the same time, it affects them at that time. If you, for example, lose a limb, your future self will also lose the limb, but it won't affect any of their other future actions in any way? Uh huh. It would either change the entire timeline or not affect your future self at all. Pick one, not this in between crap.
I'm never watching another movie by Rian Johnson again.
Con un soberbio guión y una absorbente historia, Looper se convierte en un gran exponente de la ciencia ficción del sigo XXI.