Sami and Nemanja go watch Looper (and Tim interjects)
Sami states: So let me just say: WOW! Holy cow, Looper was pretty much mind-bogglingly good. Gritty, no nonsense, just the right level of cheesy bad-ass, sci-fi time travel flavoured mob movie. Between Joseph Gordon-Levitt looking fine, if a bit strange with the prosthetics, Bruce Willis being just all the shades of cheese and badass, and that kid, Cid, being just the creepiest thing in the whole wide world, I had one of the best movie nights of the year. Nemanja and I didn’t speak after the first 10 minutes in, and that’s seriously rare for us. After the film I had to pretty much dump my uneaten popcorn and flat drink because I’d forgotten to have any of it (and at full concession stand price too! Shocking!) and we walked back home, still stuck on how seriously cool, funny and just plain fast-paced the film had been. Seriously, between JGL’s pretty and that amazing scene where he and Bruce Willis are sniping at each other in the diner, I felt pretty darn post-coital. I wanted cuddles and a milkshake. Just saying. It was good.
So when I walked into Tim’s office and announced that I loved the movie, I was vaguely unprepared for him to look disappointed. It turns out he’d expected me to have the same issues with the movie that he’d had. And while I’d had an issue here and there, I’d not thought of any major points to bring up on this tumblr. (And THIS is exactly why, as far as possible, I tend to wait until I get some critical distance to post on the movies I watch.) But Tim’s points stood and he really wasn’t wrong. Twenty minutes after I walked into his office so pleased with the movie, I walked out troubled at all the subtext I’d missed.