Posts Tagged ‘Time Travel’

Retrospective Perspective

May 22, 2013

As I considered what entry I should make here today, I found myself contemplating where my mind was at around this time in other years.  Fortunately, I have something of a record to consult, so let’s see:

In 2009 I’m invoking an Irish blessing to cheer myself up because my car had been in an accident the day before (An Irish Blessing).

In 2010 I’m considering past life lessons and using a title that was way too long (Lessons I Learned From My Childhood (That Were In NO Way What Was Trying To Be Taught To Me At The Time) (Part Five)).

In 2011 I’m thinking about how the world had failed to end (Could Be Worse).

In 2012 I’m thinking less than kindly about politics (With The Veneer, There Was At Least Less Excrement).

In 2013 I’m feeling mentally sluggish and looking for a creative workaround for an entry (Retrospective Perspective).

In 2014 I’m asking myself if this style of entry is really such a good idea (What Was I Thinking?).

But I Think Of These Things

November 9, 2012

After much delay, I finally got the chance to see Looper last night, and while its time travel theories might be suspect, they were undeniably cinematic, and it was one of the most powerful(1) movies that I’ve seen in a long, long time.

There’s just one thing I want to say, and it’s neither a gripe/nitpick (because I left the theater believing 100% that’s what the character would have done), and I don’t think it’s a spoiler (because it won’t make any sense unless you’ve already seen the movie):

If it were me, I would have aimed at the hand.

*****

(1)  Have you ever noticed that “powerful” is the word people use to describe a movie that was extremely well-written, well-acted, well-made, etc. that affected them profoundly and that they walked away from theater, at least at that moment, never wanting to see it again?