Looper trailer looks great
...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.
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?