Warning! This entire discussion contains spoilers for Looper.

Scott Hardie | December 23, 2012
Why did the loopers have to kill themselves as old men? Why not just have them kill each other as old men, to avoid the risk of one letting himself go?

Bruce Willis getting the numbers that led him to the Rainmaker happened so fast, I missed the specifics. How exactly did he get that long number, and deduce what the component parts meant, and track down three children matching those parts?

Why did the movie go to the trouble of letting the annoying assassin (Kid Blue I think his name was) survive the nightclub massacre, only to show up on his hover-bike and get killed? Was there any narrative accomplishment as a result of that choice by the writer, that couldn't have been handled more simply, or was it just to pad the ending?

Why did young Joe have to carve "Beatrix" into his arm to get old Joe to meet him, when he could have just remembered?

The auto-amputation scene was truly horrifying. It's bad enough to piss off sadistic mobsters; don't piss off ones that have access to time travel.

The Bruce Willis makeup on Joseph Gordon-Levitt was not very convincing, nor very appealing. Then again, the "youngest" shot of Bruce Willis in the future montage, where he shows up wearing a Severus Snape wig and sneering like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, was even less convincing and even less appealing.

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