Looper is a futuristic action film starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt. The trailor portrays it as exciting, fast-paced, dramatic, and let's face it, a lot like Bruce Willis' other films. If a potential audience member were to watch this trailer and decide not to go to the film, I'd tell you it was a big mistake.
The trailer does not do the film justice whatsoever, partly because of the complex twists and turns of the plot. I would summise that most of the second half of the film is not shown in the trailer, because of a big event that happens around half-way through. This event changes the feel of the film completely, from an action-packed blockbuster to a dramatic and sometimes harrowing tale (with the theme of guns and fighting remaining a quiet party-guest until the end of the movie). I'd recommend this film for the plot alone, however I can't remain quiet about other aspects of the film.
First of all, Gordon-Levitt is breathtaking. When I first saw what he looked like in Bruce Willis Prosthetics, I was unsure about how well it would work. I needn't have worried. He completely steals the show, and it seems perfectly plausable that he is Bruce Willis' younger self to the audience after only a brief ten or so minutes needed to get used to the idea. The prosthetics do help, but it's the mannerisms that really make Gordon-Levitt masterful in this film. He's mastered the Willis smirk perfectly and feels as confident and dangerous as Willis ever has.
The script is also worth mentioning. One could argue that the plot, being a bit sci-fi and a bit action, might not necessarily require a good script. but the writers didn't scrimp with their words. It is witty, clever, dramatic and intellectual, giving a great scaffold upon which the rest of the movie thrives.
Emily Blunt is an excellent addition to the movie, but I won't mention her too much as I don't want to give away any key plot details! Let's just say she is clearly a dedicated actress and gives the film a very human feel. It makes a nice change after half an hour of constant blunderbustering.
So I conclude; if anybody is put off seeing the film from the trailer, don't write it off just yet. It really is worth watching, and it has something in it for everybody.