Understanding the plot of "Looper"


A killer from the future returens to kill a kid (Terminator) ...

Who will bring about the destruction of humanity (Twelve Monkeys) (which also stars Bruce Willis - who also returns from the future) ...

The child (Cid) has telekinetic powers (Firestarter).

The film (Blade Runner) (we need to do some substitution here so follow closely)

.... depicts a dystopian in November 2019 in which genetically engineered organic robots called replicants – visually indistinguishable from adult humans – are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation as well as by other "mega–manufacturers" around the world. Their use on Earth is banned and replicants are exclusively used for dangerous, menial or leisure work on off-world colonies. Replicants who defy the ban and return to Earth are hunted down and "retired" by police special operatives known as "Blade Runners".
And now to Loopers: the film ...

.... depicts a dystopian 2044 in which killers from 2074 (who are forbidden to live in 2044). Such killers who defy the ban and return are hunted down and "retired" by special operatives known as "Loopers".

Future and present intersect when a character from the future returns to the present and interacts with self (Back to the Future) (in a diner)

There's a lot of machine gun action from killers in black (the Matrix)

Characters appear and disappear (from / into) cornfields (which I always find creepy): Children of the Corn, Signs, and Field of Dreams.

Comment: There you have it!

One more ... there is a motorcycle crash near the end ... a la Easy Rider!

1 comment:

  1. My son says: "So, to sum up your analysis of Looper, you think it was basically just a mash up of several different sci-fi movies from the past 30 years?"


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