Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Bruce Willis as Each Other in Looper

(Picture from Collider.com)

Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt never disappoint in their movies so there is no doubt that action/sci-fi movie Looper will follow suit.  For those that do not know about Looper, it follows Joe (Gordon-Levitt) a hitman in 2042 who assassinates individuals sent back in time by a mob in 2072 until his latest hit, his future self (Willis).  It is kind of an interesting premise right?  Here is the explosive trailer:

Naturally various time travels movies come to mind when you think about the premise.  Everything from Marty McFly venturing to his dad’s high school days in Back to the Future to the indie hit Primer.  So what makes this movie different from the others?  In my opinion the answer lies in the director, Rian Johnson.  One of his earlier films was, Brick, following a teenager diving in the crime ridden underworld of high school, another not so unusual premise right?  But they key is the way the story is told.  For those that have seen Brick know that what made the film good was that it does not follow the typical structure most stories follow.

Now what a lot of filmmakers might try to do now is have an actor play both part and but make-up on the older version.  So choosing to have two different actors is always iffy, especially when they are not really that much different in age that would make them appear too much different.  This is where the movie will excel.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt nailed looking a younger Bruce Willis and if you listen carefully trailer, Levitt even sounds like a scream Willis from Die Hard.

Any similarity?

The potential for the movie is so great.  I am a huge Bruce Willis fan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt going to be (if not already) going to be the biggest rising star in Hollywood.  Jeff Daniels and the sexy Emily Blunt also are attached to the project.  All of this on top off be directed by Rian Johnson who has worked with Levitt in the past and has proven he he has a unique vision for his films.

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  1. #1 by 1 book 1 movie on May 3, 2012 - 8:27 PM

    This looks really interesting. I’m also a fan of Willis and Gordon-Levitt and am excited to see this, haven’t heard about it till now. Thanks for the post!

    • #2 by rochpikey on May 3, 2012 - 10:39 PM

      Awesome! Glad you found this interesting. I’m just happy someone is reading what I post. Thanks for the feedback!

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