Thursday, October 18, 2012

Time Travel – Yay or Nay?

Nur Wahidah, Year 2, Diploma in Mass Media Management

Image Credit: Sony Pictures
“They say that time travel is not invented yet, but it will be 30 years from now – in 2042.”

With an opening like that, who wouldn’t be intrigued? I’m sure the thought of going back to your past to change certain things has always been on your mind. However, after watching this movie, my opinion about time travel changed a little.

Joseph Gordon Levitt plays the role of “Joe” who is a “looper” in 2012. What is a looper? It refers to someone who assassinates people from the future. In the future, it is said that disposal of a body is so difficult that criminals zap their victims to the past and hire “loopers” to get rid of them.

The climax of this story is when Joe realises that one of the ‘victims’ he has to assassinate is his future self – which is played by Bruce Willis. The movie will then show you 2 different stories – what happens when past Joe shoots future Joe and what happens when past Joe lets future Joe escape.

This movie definitely is a must watch. You’ll learn how twisted time travel can be. Also, not forgetting, you will see lots of action, big guns and future gadgets!

If you find yourself a little confused after this movie, you’re not alone. I myself experienced the same thing but after a few discussions with my friends, I finally understood it.

What is interesting about this movie besides the storyline? If you’ve seen the trailers of this movie, you would never have guessed that Joe is played by Joseph Gordon Levitt. Being a big fan of him myself, I didn’t recognise him at all. But as I watched “behind the scenes” videos of the movie, I actually found out that
Joseph Gordon Levitt was made up to look like a young Bruce Willis – same blue eyes and face features.
“Looper” is currently showing in Singapore. So hurry down to the nearest cinema and catch this movie!

Wahidah is a second year student doing her Diploma in Mass Media Management. She is passionate about writing, travel, food and good music. Her idea of a good time is spending an afternoon with a few friends over a cup of hot chocolate, or watching classic films featuring stars like Audrey Hepburn, Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews and so on. Her dream is to travel and have a food adventure around the world.

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