The Consolidated Entertainment Thread (TV/Books/Movies/Music/Video Games) Part V
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01-07-2013, 12:26 AM
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Just watched it and loved it except for the ending. Unplausable character move for multiple reasons IMO, plus really dumb unless you assume the future wasn't already set in motion.
Still a dumb choice to me either way. He saw what the kid could do firsthand...
Oh well, it was a fun ride and far less complicated/messy/confusing than inception.
The makeup artist deserves an Oscar. I honestly had to look up if that was Gordon-levitt or maybe his brother I never heard of after. Could not tell that was makeup at all.
He had also seen (from his own life):
the influence that a mother has on a man. We hear him tell the callgirl that he can't even remember his mom's face, in a way that makes us think that it is important to how he became a Looper/criminal/addict in the first place. Then Young Joe learns of how Old Joe is "saved" by his wife, who is portrayed as a motherly figure. I think that his character's shame and regret about selling out his friend for his own selfishness also played a major role in his decision.
So while I agree that it might not have been the most practical solution, it was something that I could understand the character doing based on what we knew about him, his past, and even his future.
Just my two cents.
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