In 2074, the time machine is invented but it is illegal and are only used by a selected few, mostly crime syndicates who want to get rid of someone by sending them back 30 years in the past to be killed by assassins known as "loopers".
Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a 25-year-old looper whose job is to kill hooded person sent from the future with a can’t miss weapon known as blunderbuss. The job is lucrative but there’s a catch — in order to avoid future detection, every looper is expected to kill their future self.
When Joe meets his future self, Old Joe (Bruce Willis), he misses and Old Joe manages to escape after knocking Young Joe unconscious. And this set off a manhunt, where Young Joe tries to kill Old Joe, the mafia tries to kill both Young Joe and Old Joe, and Old Joe tries to find and kill the younger version of "Rainmaker", someone believed to be an unstoppable crime lord who tries to close every loop in the future.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt uses prosthetic nose to create a resemblance of his future self played by Bruce Willis. Despite the prosthetics, Joseph Gordon-Levitt still has a very good performance and shines in the film. Bruce Willis does just as good as the older Joe while Emily Blunt’s a welcome addition to the film as she and Pierce Gagnon both add the emotional touch to the action-packed thriller.
Overall, Looper is a one-of-its-kind film that brings the audience a different kind of dimension and an immense experience. Despite similarity with a few films, in particular Twelve Monkeys, Looper is an original masterpiece which is not only ingenious and thrilling, it is mind-bending and heartfelt.
8 out of 10
Worth watching again and again. No doubt, it is the best sci-fi film of the year.
Beautiful Creatures is a supernatural drama centered on a local teenager and the mysterious new girl in town who uncover dark secrets about their respective families. Directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Beautiful Creatures opens on February 13, 2013.
Resident Evil: Retribution is the fifth film in the Resident Evil series with the main protagonist Alice (Milla Jovovich) returns for the umpteen times as she continues to battle against The Umbrella Corporation.
Alice (Milla Jovovich) is captured by the Umbrella Corporation led by Alice’s former ally Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) when she thought it was all over. She is then brought into Umbrella’s underwater base for questioning.
Although Resident Evil: Retribution falls short in terms of plots (like all the other video games film), the film finally reveals the bigger and ultimate plan that the Umbrella Corporation has on its sleeve.
One fresh addition to the film franchise is the introduction of Ada Wong (Li Bingbing) as she is one of the most popular female characters as well as one of the most attractive female characters in video games. While Li Bingbing’s Ada Wong was quite frozen at times, she has somewhat the sex appeal which certainly helps to liven up the film.
Otherwise, the film seems to keep repeating every other elements, one would start to ask "will it ever end?" — not really. Director Paul W.S. Anderson has mentioned there will be a sixth and final Resident Evil film and that’ll depend on how well Resident Evil: Retribution fares. I would say, just bring it on and close the curtain, shall we?
5 out of 10
Watch if you like Milla Jovovich killing zombies in a skin-tight leather leotard