RESULTS: What Did You Think Of LOOPER?

RESULTS: What Did You Think Of LOOPER?

We asked what you thought of Looper, and a little over 1400 of you decided to cast your votes! So, did you rate Rian Johnson's film as a sci-fi masterpiece or one of your least favourite movies of 2012? Well, there's only one way to find out...hit the jump!

When it was released last week, Looper shot straight to the #2 spot at the box office and even managed to hit #1 in several other international territories. Since then, it has actually taken #1 at the worldwide box office and held on to #4 in North America. Earning a 'B' CinemaScore from audiences, it clearly hit the right note with many fans of the sci-fi genre, although the reaction from you guys in the three main reviews posted here on CBM were clearly a little more mixed than the 94% Rotten Tomatoes score it currently holds. Well, we gave you guys a chance to share your thoughts, and it's clear that the majority of you did indeed love it! Don't forget to read my 4* review of Looper by clicking HERE.

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 is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.


Bruce Willis as Joseph Simmons
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Joseph Simmons
Emily Blunt as Sara
Paul Dano as Seth
Noah Segan as Kid Blue
Jeff Daniels as Jack Mitchell
Piper Perabo as Suzie
Garret Dillahunt as Jesse


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FightmasterNoel - 10/7/2012, 4:32 AM
damn over half.
TheSoulEater - 10/7/2012, 4:40 AM
It was a good movie, but it wasn't a great one
kackbratze - 10/7/2012, 4:49 AM
Well, I saw it yesterday and wasn't really impressed. Good movie, but at times it was pretty boring and the story + ending was kinda foreseeable. Meh. I expected better after seeing the trailer.
averageBEAR - 10/7/2012, 5:19 AM
THe movie wa ok it wasnt intresting like i thought it would be cuz i was anticipated about this movie and i was a lille dissapointed i watched it last nught
Ceejay - 10/7/2012, 5:22 AM
Rian Johnson has made three films and all three have impressed me greatly for their delivery of high quality production on such small budgets. Both this and Chronicle are easily the best scifi movies this year for me. Looper is truly a movie that is more than the sum of its parts.
Kayo - 10/7/2012, 6:18 AM
the movie was great............the bond between Joe and Old Joe is the highpoint of the movie.
SmellofDuty - 10/7/2012, 6:23 AM
@Ceejay Rian Johnson has gone beyond proving himself, even after his first movie Brick.
heisei24 - 10/7/2012, 7:01 AM
Boekelaar - 10/7/2012, 7:05 AM
Can we stop having these polls right after the movie has come out? Same thing happened with The Dark Knight Rises and I don't think that poll accurately showed how good that film was. After people see a good film they seem to think it's the best film of the year. These sort of polls should either be posted at the end of the year or at least a month after release.
KingG - 10/7/2012, 7:06 AM
Haven't seen it yet but I'm pretty sure that it's enjoyable.
KingG - 10/7/2012, 7:07 AM
Boekelaar, I get it, give the film some time to simmer in with audiences.
thewonderer - 10/7/2012, 7:25 AM

Yeah I think this immediate polling is heavily skewed, best case and point: The Avengers
Spider-Fan - 10/7/2012, 7:28 AM
It's a great movie, although the middle took a completely different turn than I was expecting and not necessarily in a good way. Once it hits the farm things slow down considerably and it feels like a different movie.

Although I have to give JGL and Willis credit. Watching this movie I didn't feel like I was watching the actors, I really was watching past and future versions of the same guy. The diner scene is amazing with all the different concepts it brings up and how different Joe becomes. I would have loved for more past and future Joe interactions and was disappointed there pretty much was just that one. All in all though, very enjoyable. Not a game changer but very fun
Gulon180 - 10/7/2012, 7:34 AM
its a bad movie with huge holes in the plot line that can only be brought to you when someone tries to tackle "time travel" and the its infinite possibilities....Once you ask the right questions about "how could this have happened if that hadn't happened yet because this would have never happened had THIS not could not have happened....ect.ect.ect." It all comes apart very, very easily, leaving a viewer with nothing but sounds and moving pictures.
Boekelaar - 10/7/2012, 7:45 AM
@KingG yeah exactly.

@thewonderer what went down with the Avengers polling?
I can't remember it all I can remember is people calling TDKR better than The Dark Knight and calling it the greatest film of all time. It's not, it's great but it's hardly the best film ever.
95 - 10/7/2012, 8:16 AM
It was worth the matinee. The cast did a tremendous job (from Gordon-Levitt to that frightening young boy).
thewonderer - 10/7/2012, 8:25 AM

It was highly regarded as this masterpiece and cinematic revolution. Avengers was good, but I just don't understand how the first 45 minutes don't get boring to people upon rewatch. I think it'll come to be known soon enough. There are also tons of other flaws and missed opportunities.

I don't remember anyone calling TDKR the greatest film of all time, maybe the best film this year. And I think TDKR stands strong next to TDK.
Boekelaar - 10/7/2012, 8:44 AM
I love Avengers but I'm quite happy to admit my massive bias as I'm a huge Whedon fan as well as a Marvel fan. So naturally I won't call the movie on it's flaws haha however I wouldn't call it a cinematic revolution as it didn't do anything other films haven't done. It just executed everything very well.
But I personally found the first 40 minutes or so a little bit boring on the first watch but having re-watched the film I like it more because I know what it's setting up. However that's probably my whedon and marvel bias seeping through again.

And as for TDKR I had some people I know call it the greatest film of all time and I nearly smacked them haha I think maybe only a very small minority on this site said stuff like that but it only takes one for it to annoy me. TDKR had obvious flaws just like Avengers and just like Looper but for some reason people just get so worked up from watching it that they overlook these things. The weird thing with looper is that it's the first movie and not an adaptation or anything like that. I understand just loving a Batman or Avengers film because I've loved the characters and franchise for so long so if they do something really awesome with it I might exaggerate how amazing it really is.

It's weird...people are weird lol
thewonderer - 10/7/2012, 9:04 AM

And it's pretty apparent I do have some Nolan Batman bias, which the marvel fans on this website never stop insulting me on without ever acknowledging their own marvel bias.

TDKR and Avengers both had a ton of flaws, it just seems to me no one ever criticized Avengers for them but literally everyone pointed them out in TDKR. Why isn't
Avengers being nitpicked as much as TDKR?
DioFoRio - 10/7/2012, 9:06 AM it hard to walk around with those nolan batman figures crammed up you your ass or have you perfected your craft over the years? Like learning to walk on heels. And it's CASE IN POINT, not case AND point ,you self professed intellectual.
DioFoRio - 10/7/2012, 9:08 AM
it's not Nolan bias it's faggotry bias. No one wants to hear you turn every phucking thing into a nolan argument or a avengers argument...which you always're annoying holmes...plain and simple.
DioFoRio - 10/7/2012, 9:09 AM
this movie was solid sci-fi fun. Good flick.
JumpinJehosaphat - 10/7/2012, 9:21 AM
@ Boekelaar: Or we have two polls. One a "first impressions" poll right after release, then a year-end wrap up to see if the year's movies stuck -- or didn't stick -- in our heads. I was meh about DKR when I left, but embraced it warts and all; even the attempt to do something different with Bane. So, I'd have rated it worse right after seeing it than I would now. Avengers was silly fun, and remains so in my brain. No change there. I'm hoping to catch Looper later on today.
Gus - 10/7/2012, 9:22 AM
Question: When Bruce Willis was about to shoot the 'Rain Makers' Mum, why didn't JGL shoot his own hand, making Bruce's hand disappear and the gun fall down?
knighted - 10/7/2012, 10:48 AM
Gus. There are a lot of different ways it could have played out. Maybe he figured he would have rather been dead than handless.
mrexcellent - 10/7/2012, 10:58 AM
I chose "It was good, but I don't think it redefined the genre".

The movie really surprised me with how much it made me care for the characters. Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis (who played the same at different ages) weren't even good guys, but I still felt invested in what they were doing. My choice sort of understates how much I enjoyed the movie though, I loved it. It was the surprise hit of the summer for me.

But, heisei24's post highlights something very important, and that is, this movie has some things in it that don't stack up. Screenrant does a pretty good write up on how Looper's handling of time travel is inconsistent. So, I can accept that the rules set up in the film were not obeyed completely, but I still really enjoyed it.
marvel72 - 10/7/2012, 11:57 AM
i don't think its a "masterpiece" but its a very good piece of sci-fi.

film of the year....

so far.
NostalgicYouth - 10/7/2012, 12:44 PM
Come on guys stop being soggy wieners and let the man be, he has a point, I mean I love the Avengers, but I also love TDKR and I get a lot of bullshit backlash from people on this site when they could of just said "I don't like it, but that just me", this site has kind of turned into a site for bullies, and that's not what a site for comicbook nerds should turn into. Plus I loved this movie, I think considering this is the closest we will ever get to a live action Akira, and how the time travel concept was turned around and given a new spin was quite original.
LAXtremest - 10/7/2012, 1:04 PM
TheWonderer is by far the most annoying personality on here. This is a Looper thread bro. Quit trolling. No one wants to keep this stupid arguement going. I agree with everything Teabag said.
LAXtremest - 10/7/2012, 1:06 PM
Why is Batman or Avengers even being brought up here??? This is directed to the first guy that mentioned it.
NostalgicYouth - 10/7/2012, 1:13 PM
Oh I'm sorry @Tea I'm broke you can have my left over gum in my right pocket
NostalgicYouth - 10/7/2012, 2:52 PM
Why thank you kind sir
marvel72 - 10/7/2012, 3:44 PM
@ thewonderer

how is the first 45 minutes of the avengers boring?

we see.....

-loki arrive on earth & take out some shield agents.

-loki escapes with hawkeye has abit of a car chase & shoots an helicopter out of the sky.

-steve rogers world war 2 flashback & punches a punch bag from the ceiling.

-black widow take out some russians.

-natasha & banner meet up in india.

-iron man flying through the city to stark tower.

-tony,pepper & coulson scene.

-rogers meets banner.

-the heli-carrier takes off.

-hawkeye takes out some guards,loki gets himself an eye.

-captain america,iron man & black widow take on loki.

-thor turns up takes loki from quin jet

-iron man vs thor in forest,cap breaks it up.

i think thats about 45 mnutes.
SLK - 10/7/2012, 5:08 PM
A nice movie, but it has too much unnecessary lyric and whining and in the middle.
OdinsMissingEye - 10/7/2012, 7:16 PM
It started of ok, but after he got to the farm it nearly sent me to sleep, was like watching season 2 of the walking dead, just waiting for the story to move back to some epic time travel action but instead it puts nearly all its focus on some whingy little kid that takes up more screen time than Willis and Levitt put together.

I think they really should of stuck to the time travel, stayed away from the TK plot and had Willis and levitt join forces to take down the mob and have them become the rainmaker.

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