‘Looper’ had a pretty good challenge when it came time to promote. How do you promote a movie when you need to avoid giving anything away. This problem gives me a similar challenge, how can I talk about a movie that is difficult to discuss without ruining it? Very carefully.
Rian Johnson’s third theatrical effort (my second review of this week that is a filmmakers third feature film) follows his well established pedigree. ‘Brick,’ was a well constructed modern noir tale, and ‘Brothers Bloom,’ an excellently built “twisty-turny” con tale. With ‘Looper,’ Johnson enters the sci-fi arena, and the result, is great entertainment.