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Am still trying to work out how the narrative flip works in the middle of the film, where the story jump cuts from young looper falling from his balcony after stating he will find and ‘erase’ his older self [who is currently active in the present timeline; having been unsuccessfully killed] and the continued story from that point which shows the successful killing of the older self; which allows the younger looper to become the older self [as shown in the continued story].

I guess most time travel narratives [no matter how hard they try to avoid paradoxes] have to pull some subtle tricks at one or more points to disguise any obvious inconsistencies? The funniest thing is that we are now so used to time travel stories that we actually bust a gut trying to work out the logics of an impossible premise [travelling at nearly the speed of light, meaning ‘time travel into the future only’ possibilities notwithstanding].


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