‘Looper’ International Trailer May Show Us the Best Action Film of the Year

The first look we got at Rian Johnson’s upcoming time travel action yarn, Looper, did a solid job of setting up the story and teasing the action. A curiously lantern-jawed Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing our hero (or, at least, the closest thing we get to one), a hitman for the mob who gets paid handsomely to wait in a field that exists many years in the past, shoot the people the wise guys send back in time as soon as they wink into existence, and then dispose of the body where no future authorities can find them. The wrinkle comes when his latest clean-up job gets sent back in time and a quick locking of the eyes reveals that he’s an equally lantern-jawed version of himself from the future (Bruce Willis). What to do?

The new international trailer for the film gives us a bit more of an idea of what is going to be done. Future Gordon-Levitt has come to the past with a plan. And, as you might expect out of a hitman, his plan involves killing someone. Will he be able to set everything right and fix his future, or will his past self – who’s going to be in deep trouble if he doesn’t take his future self out – stop him before he can put his plan in motion? Lots of interesting questions about destiny and how much we can control our future seem to get asked. But, more importantly, everyone involved is shooting guns at things and blowing stuff up real good.

If you thought the action from the first Looper trailer was enough to sell you on the film, just wait until you get a glimpse of what’s going on here. From the looks of things, this is going to be the most action-packed film of the year, and it just may go a long way toward shutting up all of the pundits that have opined that the superhero genre has replaced the action genre for the foreseeable future.

Oh, and seeing as this is the UK trailer for the film, it also gives us a few more shots of Emily Blunt looking statuesque and stunning. It’s hard to complain about that. Looper is set to hit both the U.S. and the UK on September 28th. [MSN]

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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