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Looper trailer looks great

Looper.jpg...but it doesn't tell us much more than the teasers have, and since we've had three teasers we've seen a lot of the footage that's in this new trailer. Mind you the film from Rian Johnson who brought us the excellent Brick (Filmstalker review) is undoubtedly going to be a good one and the future in his film doesn't look vast, sprawling and all CG refined.

The story for Looper seems complex but the trailer presents it in a simple, no nonsense way, and with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt leading the cast you can't not be drawn to it.

Here's a blurb for Looper that keeps it all very simple:

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented - but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper" - a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good... until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.

Now, here's the trailer from Apple Trailers and below from TrailerAddict to see what you think now we've done with the teasers:

Well? I have to admit that I think the teaser build up is a little bit much for this film. It's fine if there's plenty of new and amazing stuff to see in the trailer but this isn't Prometheus. Now I'm not having a go at Looper, not at all, I have hopes that this is going to be a fantastic film but the teaser build up over three days has shown some of the key sequences and scenes from the main trailer and there's no huge surprise or jaw dropping moment now.

It feels, at this stage, as we're seeing more of what we've seen in the teasers, and the trailer didn't deliver anything new, just more.

So that marketing trick didn't work, but the trailer on its own looks fantastic. The future isn't that far off ours and question here with this story is how is our main character going to survive when he can't kill the younger version or the older version and both have to remain alive for him to survive?




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I do agree that this seems over-hyped for the movie it seems to be but it looks great nonetheless. I really fell in love with Brick (A detective story in high school? Brilliant!) so I'm eager to watch this.

Is it just me or is Joseph Gordon-Levitt unrecognizable in this picture? I mean take a look at 0:52 where you get a good look at his face. He's wearing blue contacts and boasts a lot of makeup. I wonder why...

At first I almost thought he had undergone plastic surgery.

Hey David. I caught an interview with Rian Johnson and heard him talking about that. The odd look is to try and give him the key features of a younger Bruce Willis so that you can see the visual connection there without necessarily being told outright.

So far I think it looks like bad makeup work but with post-production work on the film I'm hoping it looks a lot better.

That makes a lot of sense, I should have thought about it!

It does look like bad makeup right now...

I thought the same thing when I saw it and it took the interview for me to realise that's why he looks that way.

I'm sure it's early footage just now, colour correction, post production, all the work yet to be done will make it look better, and I'm sure it will quickly flip to the back of our minds when the story takes over.

It probably would't keep me from viewing the film anyway, I'm eager to see Bruce Willis in an action role again and I love Levitt, I think that along Ryan Gosling he's really amongst the best of the current "young actors generation."

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