By Redfern on October 20, 2012I have to say, I liked Looper – but simple enjoyment is not enough to overwhelm my obsessive-compulsive desire to pick holes in everything. Now, I'm not going to do anything like analyse the main plot or Joseph Gordon Levitt's acting ability – it's been done elsewhere. I'm not even going to mention time travel. Instead I'm going to pick holes in something vital: tiny pieces of background information that should have no bearing on a sane person's enjoyment of the film.
By scifiMethods on October 1, 2012Time travel. It's one of the most potential-enabling yet hazardous narrative devices available at a storyteller's disposal. Taking a plot apart on a chronological level is a dangerous game and the temptation to do so can lead many writers to inadvertently damaging their story's timeline beyond repair and alienating audiences. Looper takes on this challenge boldly and isn't afraid to play around with the concept in an extremely casual manner.
By Redfern on August 28, 2012There is no dark, sinister megacity like Gotham. As a kid I fell in love with the spiralling towers, the narrow, crime-infested streets, the lack of adequate lighting – it's the real reason I've always liked Batman (and dark alleyways). The Batman franchise is Gotham: without Gotham, Batman is just another creepy billionaire spandex fetishist with an overly submissive butler.
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