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Old 09-30-2012, 04:09 PM   #46
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There is one thing I need some explanation on. When Bruce first comes back and attacks JGL and runs away, JGL wakes up and goes back to the city. He falls off the apartment and the screen goes black. Then it cuts back to JGL waiting for his target and it's Bruce and he kills him. Then it goes on to show the next 30 years and then Bruce comes back to 2044 and it shows his perspective from back from the top of this paragraph till when JGL falls off the apartment.

So what was the part where he gets shot by JGL all about? A dream? Or is it showing that since he killed him and closed the loop, there's 30 years left to live and when he is forced to come back to 2044, he changes the past by not getting killed?
Two different timelines.

One occured first.. and it was a catalyst for the second timeline to occur.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:12 PM   #47
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Two different timelines.

One occured first.. and it was a catalyst for the second timeline to occur.
Ah I see that makes sense, kinda pulled a Donnie Darko on me there lol
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #48
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Here is your prequel D-Rose: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkJu5VX972M
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #49
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:30 PM   #50
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Piper Perabo was hot, but wow those tits are tiny.

As for the ending: SPOILERS DON'T REAF FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN: Its not just that Cid's life is spared so he isn't bad in the future. Its that in the last scene he finally makes a connection with Sara (as his TK fury is being unleashed). He finally accepts her emotionally as his mother and that is powerful enough to change his future. Time travel is so complicated, but the ending was rather simple. A lot of people also thinking Cid is Joe because of the hair things at the end, not true IMO just a symbolic image. and also the mob boss (Abe) from the future was the same person as the other guy...who keeps failing but catches Bruce towards the end.

Meh I can accept that ending but its still iffy and a bit too 'simple' of an ending for a movie that wanted to be smart. Cid accepting his her as his mom in one traumatic incident is to convenient and ignores many variables, he could feel different the very next day, just my opinion.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:46 PM   #51
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Meh I can accept that ending but its still iffy and a bit too 'simple' of an ending for a movie that wanted to be smart. Cid accepting his her as his mom in one traumatic incident is to convenient and ignores many variables, he could feel different the very next day, just my opinion.
We don't know that he still grows up to be the rainmaker, but we don't know that he doesn't either. That's one of the cool things, joes sacrifice didnt make him good, it just gave him the opportunity to be good.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:49 PM   #52
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Just saw it. Seemed to be leading up to something great, but ended up just good.

SPOILER ALERT........actually why is anyone reading this thread if haven't seen movie.........hey, it's your own fault.....

I also thought the ending was weak and that they had another major twist or clever resolution coming. We didn't get that.

So JGL decides to kill himself to save some kid he barely knows who may or may not grow up to be some evil reckoning machine? Huh? Why? I don't know.....fell into typical movie logic......so the kid has a "breakthrough" JUST at that moment. Convenient. And how does JGL even know killing himself will work?

Good concept........crafted really well.......but that last 1/3 of the movie wasn't thought out that well.......

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Btw while everyone knows joe killed himself for the kid, the other thing is by killing himself he saved the girl that became his future wife. She never meets him and is therefore never killed by the mob
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:54 PM   #54
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Btw while everyone knows joe killed himself for the kid, the other thing is by killing himself he saved the girl that became his future wife. She never meets him and is therefore never killed by the mob

Also, he saves the kid's mom. One aspect I liked about this movie is that he never meets the asian wife who saves him, but instead he finds his own soul mate (at least the way I view it) in the mother, and she is his own savior.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:14 PM   #55
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Also, he saves the kid's mom. One aspect I liked about this movie is that he never meets the asian wife who saves him, but instead he finds his own soul mate (at least the way I view it) in the mother, and she is his own savior.
Yeah, I agree that's why Bruce had to slap himself and remind him of the Chinese woman when joe met the mom. What I was saying though was that I think joe was intentionally saving the woman he hadn't met. He knew he was saving the mom and the girl and maybe the kid based on his circle comment.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:39 PM   #56
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:40 PM   #57
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:32 PM   #58
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Btw while everyone knows joe killed himself for the kid, the other thing is by killing himself he saved the girl that became his future wife. She never meets him and is therefore never killed by the mob
This.

Along with the fact that young Joes situation parallels old Joes. He got taken up by that woman in the farm, she took care of him and helped him get over his drug withdrawal and they connected in a way that may have been deep. We just didnt see the full extent of the relationship.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:41 PM   #59
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This.

Along with the fact that young Joes situation parallels old Joes. He got taken up by that woman in the farm, she took care of him and helped him get over his drug withdrawal and they connected in a way that may have been deep. We just didnt see the full extent of the relationship.

Yeah, we didn't. IYKWIM.

Anybody else laugh when the mom was about to *********e but wanted the real thing and called up Joe?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #60
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Yeah, we didn't. IYKWIM.

Anybody else laugh when the mom was about to *********e but wanted the real thing and called up Joe?


that was one of the most authentic parts of the movie
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