Well, I really needed to catch "Looper"before it left the main screens since I heard so many good things about it. The other movie I'd wanted to catch, "Dredd", has apparently already done so according to The Anime King. Fortunately, "Looper"was playing at the Silver City on Yonge & Eglinton, so it just meant a straight bus ride for me. And of course, if I'm going to see a movie at Silver City, I will usually have lunch at one of my favourite haunts, The Sunset Grill. Being a Tuesday and all, the place wasn't all that crowded...a bit unusual to see since I've been used to seeing it packed to the gills.
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I'd been expecting a future noir, near but not quite on the level of "Blade Runner", and there were aspects of that via Young Joe's voiceover, the time travel aspect and the tragedy. But there were a lot of very sunny scenes and the final scene had that hope that also punctuated the last scene of "Terminator 2", so I couldn't really say that it was a true future noir, but nonetheless it was overall a fine movie although there was some threat of sagging in the middle. The quasi-philosophical discussion that the two Joes had in the diner rather nicely foreshadowed the final showdown. In addition, the technology didn't get in the way of the story which, I thought, changed focus from the Joes to the future Rainmaker. Not quite sure whether this is a future DVD buy or an Oscar movie, but I think it was well worth my dough.