SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY.http://www.slashfilm.com/ten-mysteries- ... n-johnson/
I'm so glad they did this, because he actually talked about the one thing that was really on my mind:2. The film surmises Old Joe killing Sarah eventually made Cid become the Rainmaker. But Old Joe can’t become Old Joe without first being killed and letting Young Joe grow up to meet his wife. In that timeline though, Cid would grow up normal because Sarah wasn’t killed by Joe. How does that all work? How does the Rainmaker exist in a timeline where Old Joe didn’t kill his mom?
Okay see, my interpretation was a tad different, because my thought was that Cid watched his aunt die (whom he thought was his mother,) and that's what they were talking about. OTOH, that wouldn't explain his rage against Loopers specifically.
HOWEVER, as I read the script, I also really liked the idea that Old Joe goes back in time to stop the Rainmaker, and, holy crap, CREATES THE RAINMAKER.
Read for Rian's response though.
Ooh, another thing that was on my mind in a HUGE way:7. Was Joe in love with Sarah and was this something explored more in different versions of the script?
Answer:Johnson said he explicitly didn’t want Joe and Sarah to fall in love because Joe’s decision at the end has to be because he sees himself in Cid, not out of love for Sarah. Instead, their love scene is just “two lonely people in an intense situation together.” Johnson did admit, though, “There are hints that if Joe had lived, something might have happened, but in the context of the story? No.”
See, that's how I felt when I read the script, and in the movie, too, and it made SO MUCH SENSE to me. I'm so glad Rian said this because it makes me like Sarah's character so much more. As a female character she existed OUTSIDE of the male lead. Her role wasn't "to make the dude a better man" or to be some sort of savior to him. She had her own agenda, her own life, and she wasn't just stuck in there for the male lead to have some sort of epiphany.
And I wanted Joe's sacrifice to be for actual good, instead of just "because vagina."
(Also, is it just me, or roes Rian just love to break Joe into teeny tiny little Joe-bits and then throw him in bed with girls? See also: Brick.
Anyway, check out the whole thing, because it's pretty awesome.
Any further thoughts on this? I am full of Looper thoughts. And feels.