“Looper” by Rian Johnson


Note: I saw Looper years ago, but am posting some brief thoughts because director Rian Johnson was recently selected to write and direct Star Wars Episode VIII

There’s a lot about Looper that I appreciate. Looper goes beyond the usual tropes about assassinating Hitler and finds a unique angle for a time travel story. In the future, criminal syndicates use time travel to conduct assassinations by sending those they want killed back into the past where they are killed by “loopers”, assassins paid with silver bars strapped to the victims. Continue reading ““Looper” by Rian Johnson”