Both Sara and I are excited about Looper, which feels like it just might be the first decent and somewhat original science fiction movie about time travel to come out in a while.
In the futuristic action thriller “Looper,” time travel will be invented — but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” — a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) — is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.
The new trailer for the Total Recall reboot by Len Wiseman looks excellent, it may actually do justice to / surpass Arnie’s efforts (c’mon you know you loved that movie) and sheds a bit more light on the Colin Farrell (Douglas Quaid) / Kate Beckinsale relationship.
Plot: “Total Recall” is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police — controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world — Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
You could be forgiven for thinking that this trailer was for a movie version of Activision’s game series as it features a tars a “guy” in a hoodie who is on the run, with robotic looking head gear and much talk of robotics, enhancement (not that kind) and implants (also not that kind you perv).
The Prototypethe movie is about a military humanoid robot/drone that escapes containment, and has to defend itself while on the run, while the film challenges ideas about what it is to be human.