Looper - 9/10
I was convinced it was my favourite film of 2012 when I saw it at the cinema, but having just had the bluray drop through the post has confirmed it. And that's quite a feat for a year that included The Dark Knight Rises.
A truly thoughtful and intelligent film wrapped in a superbly choreographed action thriller. Perfect drop of humour ("Go to China", "I'm going to France!"
, really dark moments, and never devoid of sentiment.
Acting was great. JGL doing a brilliant interpretation of a young Bruce Willis (the make up was a touch too much, but the effort does not go unappreciated). He even managed to nail Willis' signature 'I'm-in-a-sci-fi-and-I'm-so-terribly-confused' look. And that kid...where the hell do they find that much talent in a 5(?) year old?!
The ending was obvious a mile off, but it was the only real way to conclude the story and it was nothing if not satisfying. I don't agree with the criticism levelled at it.
I gave it a 9 because if I have to put a number on it I don't like to say a film is the perfect 10. But for me it certainly sits a good way between the two numbers.
Right...let's put this baby back on...