Does the movie Looper show us things to come?

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posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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*spoiler alert*

First off, great movie, awesome movie, one of the best this year, but being the kinda person I am I couldent help but notice things they don't fully explain in the movie. If I missed any points feel free, btw I posted this here since this movie deals with the future.

1. The movie takes place in 2044, i think it takes place after ww3. The setting is post apocalyptic, the poor is poor while the rich is still rich. If I'm not mistaken the only currency that was left in the future was silver, gold, and Chinese dollars. Loopers got paid in silver, on the last job gold. They traded these in for chinese dollars, they put a lotta emphasis on this with the camera, not words.

2. There wasn't any gas left, people had solar panels on cars that used to run on gas. There was no order in the low poverty area, it was survival of the fittest.

3. At some point in time before the movie takes place certain children started being born with telekinetic powers, one of these kids was stronger then the rest and becomes somebody called the "rainman". The whole point of the movie was his future self tryna stop the rainman from existing by killing him in the past. I couldent help but think of that kid as the Antichrist.

4. This is my biggest point, In the beginning of the movie when joe is talking to his boss, who is from the future, he tells him he wants to go to France. The boss says go to china, joe says I'm goin to France, the boss says go to china joe says I'm goin to France, then the boss says "I'm from the future, go to china." for some reason people found this funny when there was no explanation for what he meant. My friend argued the boss knew about joesfuture wife, there's no way. Why would he care anyway? So what exactly did he mean? Does something happen to France?

5. They claim time travel will be invented 30 years from 2044. I know it's just a movie but what about the montouk expirement? It's not THAT far away, if not here already.




posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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As with most recent movies (Total Recall, Dredd) and TV shows (The Walking Dead, Revolution), etc.
I think they are definitely trying to get the general public accustomed to the reality of imminent collapse. Anyone who is intelligent can see that whether it be economic or geologic.

The whole time travel thing is obviously a bit fictionalized, but there is and has been many scientific inquiries into its possibility, and there is also the potential of tinkering with things we shouldn't and unleashing forces we cannot control whether it be biological, nuclear, or whatever.

I noticed how there was a big message of decadence and corruption, which is a huge plague of our world right now, which is only getting worse... so ya, I would assume this is just another modern movie to get people to think about things, but more in a way to think that such a future is just fiction, when in reality, it is just around the corner.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Exactly, but at the same time I really enjoyed this movie so I'm spreading the word.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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I really enjoyed it too. As long as people have a well-informed world view and an intelligence higher than that of the average 5th grader (which is growing less common), I think people will be able to let it be entertaining, without associating too much with the imagery.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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I think I might try to see the movie this weekend. It looks good. I just happened to run across this blog from wolframalpha this morning talking about the science in the movie. You might get a kick out of it: Wolfram|Alpha Blog



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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Do we have beaming technology, can we travel at warp speed, are there aliens, can we replicate food with a computer and have it look like tonight's dinner......

If there answer to these things is no (from the 70's) then the answer to your question is ... No!



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Of course it does.

Movies manifest reality.

Example: I watched Charlie and The Chocolate Factory last night and this morning
I became the factory of chocolate pudding.



posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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It's simply entertainment, appealing to the more visceral side of our self.

A situation like this would certainly be exciting to some, it'd also be terrifying to many.

As for the validity of these movies showing what will come to be in the future. The future is never written in stone, it comes in time, and we guide it. With that in mind, there is always a solution, so why not go for something awesome, in terms of the future?
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posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 06:52 AM
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Originally posted by itsallintheegg
As with most recent movies (Total Recall, Dredd) and TV shows (The Walking Dead, Revolution), etc.
I think they are definitely trying to get the general public accustomed to the reality of imminent collapse. Anyone who is intelligent can see that whether it be economic or geologic.

The whole time travel thing is obviously a bit fictionalized, but there is and has been many scientific inquiries into its possibility, and there is also the potential of tinkering with things we shouldn't and unleashing forces we cannot control whether it be biological, nuclear, or whatever.

I noticed how there was a big message of decadence and corruption, which is a huge plague of our world right now, which is only getting worse... so ya, I would assume this is just another modern movie to get people to think about things, but more in a way to think that such a future is just fiction, when in reality, it is just around the corner.


Why do people associate movies with a hidden message movies go in cycles they have for many years one year its sci-fi ,then adventure, then sword and sandal movies etc etc.

I mean do you think when we have a bunch of sword and sandal movies like say 300 or Gladiator released that means prepare to be taken over by Romans
you people just look to hard for some hidden message/conspiracy.





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