Looper is a movie about your average Joe. Let's speak a bit about Joe. He's your normal guy, he has nights out drinking with his buddies, takes drugs, kills people from the future, and the weird part? He's learning French! Of all langu-... Wait, you want to know more about the killing people from the future thing? Eh, why not. In the year 2074, time travel is invented. It's immediately outlawed, so only criminal gangs and mafias and the like have them. It's impossible to stop a body being identified after being killed for whatever reason, so the only option is to stick the person in a time machine, while someone in the past waits for them and gets ready to shoot, and later dispose of the body in what I can only describe as either a gateway to hell or just a conveniently accessible fire pit. (It's probably the latter)
The reason they're called loopers? They have to close the loop, and kill themselves from 30 years on. They get a big payload, and get to live the next 30 years of their life, until they're stuffed in a time machine and shot by themselves from 30 years ago.
But Joe recognizes himself, and accidentally lets himself go, and stuff happens. Right now, you're probably wondering why I just told you what you probably already know from the trailer. I'm wondering too, so let's try and add some substance to this review.
It's got a lot of action. A lot. Yet it has intelligence too, something sorely lacking from most films nowadays.
Well, that's all I've got. I say watch it.
...Unless you want me to make you a pixel-arty icon, then by all means, stay. Have some tea and biscuits. Bring your own tea though, I hate the stuff. We can talk about the news, politics, and the like, until we get depressed and kill ourselves. Or I could, could, y'know, just get on with making you an icon after you've told me what you want. I guess that if I like you enough I could make you a profile picture too.
I've always been bad at remembering important dates, but I've just realized I missed my 2 year anniversary on Newgrounds.
...It's just not the same...
Just tell me what sort of one you want, whether you want it to blend in with the forums or not, and all that whatnot, and I'll see if I can help.
And for some reason, a few people don't like it, so, I'm warning you now, it's pixel art.
Or if you wanted, I could iconify a picture for you.
And, although it wasn't on the list, I can also pixelate stuff for you, since people have requested that. And, so people know what "iconify" means...
On Thursday night, my gerbil, commonly called Dick, died of a heart attack. This shall be left here as a memorial, and no comments of nasty nature shall be left here.
Richard "Dick" Hastings 2006-2011
And also, this shall be in memory of his two brothers.
Tom Hastings 2006-2010
Harry Hastings 2006-2008
Unfortunately, I could not find a picture of Harry. Tom is the one you can hardly see.
At the moment I'm making an advertisement video for Tremoid: The Game (Subject to change). It's going to take a while, since I'm doing it in The Games Factory 2, and I'm doing it frame by frame. No tweening here folks! I'm still doing the extras that will help you in the full game when it comes out, so I don't know what degree of animation I'll be doing. Knowing me, I'll probably do loads of work for the ad that I won't use in the game, but never mind. And if you want to extremely-beta test my game, go to my previous newspost.
Well, I've certainly not finished it, but since I've put so much effort in it so far, I need to know if it's any good. Even if no one likes it, I'll probably release it anyway, but I'll definitely put a lot more work into it if people like it. So, play the game, and follow the instructions of what to do at the end. It's basically a mix between a point and click, and those games where you do nothing except make the decisions, like those old adventure books.
Well, here it is.
Now, I know that the demo has a crap score of 2.something something, but I assure you, the new one will be packed with features, and I've stayed up, with no sleep at all for two days and nights.
It'll be multiple choice game, but only one of them will show the true essence of the game. It might seem like an interactive movie, but there will be game elements scattered around the place. It has a mysterious language written on walls, that is decipherable, and will be freely available as a font shortly after the game is released. It's also going to have lots of parodies of sci-fi stuff, such as Red Dwarf, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Moon and all that, but it won't affect the story enough not to make sense to people who don't know of the movie or series.
It'll also have fully animated cutscenes. Don't expect Walt Disney to approve of it's quality, but I won't be slacking on them either.
Thanks for reading, and here's a motivational poster THAT WORKS!