Check out the Projectionist Project review of Looper! And keep an eye out for the 2 bonus videos. Let me know what you think!
Thanks to Brad Heath, Toni Becnel, Josh Spurgin, and Chris Cherry.
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SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE VIDEO.
First off, why haven’t you watched the video yet? *sadface*
Anyway, am I incredibly nerdy for hoping someone would be curious about the time travel device in this review? I was afraid someone might think it causes a paradox by possibly existing solely in a time loop. But that’s not what happens. It’s not explicitly stated, but much like there’s two Joes hanging around, there’s also two time devices. The Joe at the beginning (let’s call him Past Joe) has the time device (he was lying to Red Shirt after all). He’s probably keeping it somewhere safe. Then Future Joe shows up with a time device. Now there are two time devices. Not shown is the fact that the group put Future Joe’s time device in safekeeping. Then Toni altered Past Joe’s time device with magic and science. Then after it dispatched Red Shirt, Toni returned it to it’s original state. Then Past Joe uses it to time travel back to the beginning of the video and become Future Joe. Future Joe meanwhile continues on with his time device still in safekeeping. So the time device that Toni works on is not that same time device Future Joe showed up with. Well, technically it is, just not yet. So no paradoxes!
I over-think things.