Originally Posted by Randy
Why didn't Joe just shoot off his hand? And, more glaringly, if Old Joe realizes things at the same moment of Young Joe, wouldn't he have realized the impact of killing Sara and not done so?
Loved the film, good to see original content actually being made.
Old Joe doesn't absorb things till after they have happened, not necessarily in real time. Throughout the film we saw relative delays. Also, he was blinded by bias.. Driven by a future that he was sure young naive Joe could never understand. Emotion and impulsiveness drove much of the momentary motivations.. Each Joe having gotten caught up in his own idea of what was just.