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Old October 7 2012, 12:57 PM   #83
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Re: Looper - Grade, Review, Discuss, ect.

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Supposedly, they have 100% perfect tracking and biomonitering implants in the future. If you kill someone the police will know exactly when they died and who was there with them. That means that the identity of the killer will be pretty obvious.

Sending them back in time means that they vanish from the tracking system, but there is no death signal.
Well yes, but the only thing they'd be able to prove is that illegal time travel took place. In order to convict anyone of the murder they'd need to send an agent back into the past to investigate, collect evidence, find witnesses, and then spend 30 years sitting on it, which is impractical.

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The Rainmaker existed before Joe failed to complete his loop the first time. Old Seth was bitching about it when he skipped out on his younger self. Joe had nothing/little to do completely with the Rainmakers rise to the control of the mob in the first few possible futures we glanced upon.
While this is true, the Rainmaker isn't the bad guy. His gave crime is closing down the time travel assassination business. In other words, he's forcing the mafia to stop murdering people.
It's for unlikely happening for benevolent reasons.

1. Everytime they send some one back, the future is turned into a phantom and adjusted just slightly. The mob was too stupid to see that they were killing themselves. The Rainmaker wasn't. Change in leadership, change in business model.

2. They're only closing Jeff Daniel's loopers. Jeff might not be the only operation working for the only mob... The Rainmaker was probably going to send his own guy back to set up his own new loops. You can't trust the last guy in charges people. Questions of loyalty.

3. The Rainmaker can dispose of bodies with telekinesis. Pull them apart or toss them into orbit. It's cheaper and less messy.

4. It was a set up. The laughably just imprecise enough to create a comedy of errors rain makers birth records? How is that easier to uncover than the Rainmaker's name? The Rainmaker needed Joe? After Joe didn't complete his loop the first time and had no idea, they sent back a fake completed loop so that Joe would be able to live happily ever after for some unknown reason. Someone in the future was controlling/helping Joe the first time around who wasn't the next time or the time after that... Which might have been old Joe who shadowed young Joe for 30 years without a hitch?

Seriously? It's like they didn't even read their own script.
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