I love Science Fiction movies. On that note, Looper delivers. And considering the Hollywood shoe string budget of 30 million bucks, I would say they should net a nice return too. I was surprised by the all too realistic take on a future that lacks hope. Everything is in ruin and the bad guys rule. There are no good guys. Just bad and worse guys.

 

In Looper time ,2044, we hear about a guy in the future who takes over everything and does so all by himself. He’s a really bad guy. The kind with super powers. Tele-kinetic powers…. And like X-men, it seems to have just happened by apparent evolutionary processes.

 

Yes, this film has some flesh and lots of violence and post modernistic evolutionary worldveiw. I can’t recommend it. I retrospect, Looper has more worth to me as a study in current worldview than entertainment. I felt a strong sense of hopelessness in the end.

 

And thats the thing. We are hope based creatures. We want to believe the future holds more promise than is portrayed in Looper.

 

The only hope in Looper comes in a form of a child who may be the one who saves the world IF he turns out better in the alternate future than he did in the original future. Like a super human ultimate good guy hero that squashes all the bad guys and makes the world a Heaven on Earth for even the least of us. (Sounds just like Jesus from the prophetic book of Revelation in the Bible,…the book that foretells the ACTUAL future).

 

But Looper leaves you guessing if the kiddo/Messiah will turn out right, since he has already killed an aunt when he was only an infant.

 

In summary- Looper is stark and believable in regards to the kind of future we can expect without a Savior.

 

                         – Looper portrays a society that needs to be saved from it’s own negative proclivities,…a society that needs to be saved from SELF.

 

                         — Jesus is the real life super human man God ,…but He never killed anyone…in fact Jesus laid down His life freely as an offering for our sin.

 

We keep telling the same story over and over again with the same basic character elements….

 

That should tell us something…..

 

We are made in His image. We need Jesus.

 

 “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” (Colossians 1:19,20)

 

 

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