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The ‘Looper’ Paradox: When A Time Travel Flick Makes No Sense, But You Don’t Care Because It’s So Badass

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bill-swift - October 2, 2012

Looper opened in theaters this past weekend and shock and awed audiences with its smart, edgy, tripped out take on sci-fi and time travel. I don't want to give too much away about the movie, but if you enjoy ass kicking, drugs, breasts and Bruce Willis not sleepwalking through another role, then you're going to love this flick as much as I did.

But like most great time travel movies, you need to sort of willingly suspend your disbelief and not ask too many questions about the science behind the tech. Remember how Inception didn't even talk about how they actually manage to inhabit your dreams? That was smart, because as soon as you start questioning the possibilities of an impossible science, your head explodes. Or at the very least, the message board on your movie site gets trolled to the point of insanity.

So as we heap praise on Looper, we also look back at some other great time travel films that managed to contain the most glaring paradoxes ever.

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