LOOPER Uncut Shanghai Scene & VFX Breakdown Videos

Hit the jump to check out two videos that breakdown the visual effects used in Rian Johnson's science-fiction time-travel flick, Looper. Plus, come see the full uncut Shanghai scene.

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By nailbiter111 - 2/16/2013


Atomic Fiction "Looper" VFX Breakdown from Atomic Fiction on Vimeo.





Looper Effects Breakdown from CGRamp on Vimeo.



In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented - but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" - a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good... until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film was written and directed by Rian Johnson ("Brick") and also stars Emily Blunt ("Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"), Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels.


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MyInnerDork - 2/16/2013, 10:31 AM
I may be one of the few that did not like this movie. Good concept, bad story, terrible ending that could be seen coming from halfway through the movie.
Jolt17 - 2/16/2013, 10:42 AM
I love VFX Breakdown videos, regardless of the movie itself, but this time it's coming from my most favorite movie of 2012. Thank you, nail.
ForeverPowerful - 2/16/2013, 10:48 AM
I just watched this a month or so ago, and I fell in love with it. I regret not seeing it in theaters, definitely recommend it.
nailbiter111 - 2/16/2013, 10:48 AM
welcome Jolt. I always like practical over digital, but that doesn't mean I hate digital completely. Looper is a great example of using digital to enhance a scene.

I still don't think digital is up to snuff when it comes to characters. Only a few have produced any real emotion from me, when in the past puppets and actors in suits have.
Jolt17 - 2/16/2013, 10:50 AM
Its portrayal of the futuristic world is amazing.
bazinga85 - 2/16/2013, 10:51 AM
Looper was incredible, only surpassed last year in greatness by django unchained and skyfall.
Jolt17 - 2/16/2013, 11:02 AM
nailbiter111: Unless we're talking about giant robots, I've always believed that CGI is indeed meant to enhance rather than to craft from scratch; so yeah, I'm with you on that. Enhancement environments through CGI has been proven quite effective in numerous movies, while relying completely on CGI, especially to bring major characters to life, is one of the reasons for, say, the likes of Green Lantern failed. Sure, it may not always be the case, but it's best to provide an actual basis in the first place.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/16/2013, 11:04 AM
but will there be more topless scenes with girls with no tits ?
Dane - 2/16/2013, 11:29 AM
I miss Willis' hair :(
arashini - 2/16/2013, 11:30 AM
How has nobody commented on the extended Shanghai bit yet?



I thought it was fantastic. I think if this is the version they used in the film here, I'd have been a little more involved in Bruce Willis' arc.
Dane - 2/16/2013, 11:40 AM
I did, commenting about his hair, eh. During the scene :D
arashini - 2/16/2013, 11:55 AM
^lol yea, but the comments were only till IIIAdamantiumIII's when I was typing.
Jollem - 2/16/2013, 12:31 PM
neill blomkamp is great at using cgi to enhance things and not have it dominate the screen
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/16/2013, 3:44 PM
good film , you can tell they were inspired by some classic science fiction , Especially with the "rain maker" character
WackyBantha - 2/16/2013, 4:08 PM
Too bad LOOPER was not nominated for a best picture OSCAR. There were 9 films nominated. Making LOOPER the 10th would have made my day. Oh, well. Nevertheless, I feel will be discovered by many viewers over the next few years and perhaps become a Blade Runner-esque cult film. That would be nice.
arashini - 2/16/2013, 7:45 PM
I understand the love for this film. But honestly, whining about the snubs doesn't mean a damn thing if you don't tell which film you would un-nominate from the 9 nominees.

It's not a list of the "good films" of the year, it's a list of the "nine best" (according to the Academy).
JoeMomma29 - 2/16/2013, 9:10 PM
AsianVersionOfET - 2/17/2013, 12:12 AM
Second favorite film of the year. I simply am in love with this movie.
JacksonVegaIII - 2/17/2013, 4:01 AM
a classic. Looked like just a crap actioner from the trailer but turned out so much better


poor dano

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