The world is a vampire…
Smashing Pumpkins circa 1993 :: via Mark Benney
Billy Corgan looks very strange with hair.Source: flickr.com
Being totally slow to bat, here are some quick thoughts on Looper. I’m still fully in love with anything Rian Johnson and JGL do:
1) I think we need to see more “futuristic” sci-fi movies like this. I’d totally file this under a realistic portrayal of the future a la 2001, based on the information we have currently. Both say a lot about the time those respective films were made in. Rian Johnson’s 2040 is a grungy world of haves and have-nots (I also thought what social commentary did exist in the movie was far more subtle and well-done than Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises could have ever hoped for, but another argument for another time). The last 30 years haven’t been kind to the country in Looper, and it shows. In 2001, you see the optimism and hope for a future where space travel is not just a reality, but people can use the videophone on a space station to call home for Pete’s sake. Totally a product of the 1960’s. Looper’s a far more cynical film about the state, and overall direction, of the country.