Looper • director Rian Johnson
As a fan of Rian Johnson, I knew going into Looper that I was going to have a good time. I’m very happy to report that I had more than a good time, I had one of my favorite cinematic experiences of the year. I won’t see much here simply because the movie is still so new, and I really want people to go into the film with a fresh mental palette.
Part of what I love about watching truly intelligent films is what happens to my brain while watching them. For starters I distinctly had a moment durring the film where I wasn’t thinking about something in the plot but instead I thought “I will never write anything that makes this much sense.” Yup. Rian Johnson wrote a fantastic, complex story that when put on screen he had the finesse to make it all seem deceptively simple. I have no idea how he did that. I’d love to figure that out.