5 Recharges the time travel theme with an emotional kick!SECTION8 | 03/02/2013 | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer The trailers promise action and flashy effects, but don't go thinking you will see this. Looper is something different. This time travelling tale sets the ground rules of time travel being illegal and gangsters in the future send there kills to the past (although none too distant future) to be disposed of. That is until Joe (Joseph Gorden Levitt) fails to kill his future self (Bruce Willis) and fails to close the loop. This is the initial set up for one of the most interesting films of the year. As although the film is a time travel paradox dealing possible futures and fading memories as the future alters it works on a personal level of redemption. As Old Joe (Willis) hunts down the leader of a cult in the future who killed his wife only problem is the leader in young Joe's (Levitt) reality is only a child and has to be identified. As expected there is action now and again but it's the quieter moments in the film that give most impact, the childs stairs fall is captured silently but with massive impact. It's not going to be everyones taste as things do move slowly, but the overall impact of the film is haunting and lingers long after it has been ejected. Be patient and stick with it.See if you like......12 Monkeys.Donnie Darko.Back To The Future.The Terminator.Butterfly Effect.Witness.Inception.