MON­DAY LOOPER

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

9.30PM, GO! An am­bi­tious, adrenalised sci-fi thriller that is all brains and all brawn, al­most all the time. First, the brains bit. Looper is a time-travel movie, with some head-spin­ning the­o­ries go­ing on about how time ma­chines can be used by gang­sters to get rid of their en­e­mies. Joseph Gor­donLe­vitt plays Joe, a hit­man in the year 2044 whose lat­est as­sign­ment is to kill his fu­ture self. Bruce Wil­lis is the older Joe, and he is not about to let his past self get away with mur­der. What fol­lows is a qual­ity chase movie of some con­sid­er­able so­phis­ti­ca­tion. In­deed, in a grip­ping fi­nal act, Looper locks into a mood that is at once con­tem­pla­tive and com­pelling.

★★★★

OK episodes strung to­gether. Plenty of the usual zing­ing gags and satir­i­cally as­tute pop-cul­tural ref­er­ences, but spaced fur­ther apart than you might imag­ine. Fans will ab­so­lutely love it. The un­de­cided will stay that way. Stars the voices of Dan Castel­lan­eta, Julie Kavner and Hank Azaria.

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