"Rian Johnson very much in touch with the unfolding of the present, and the wealth relationships of the future.By sv: The movie Looper (Rian Johnson) begins with Joseph Gordon Levitt, awaiting his next assassination, standing in front of a time portal. As his victim gets closer, a tunnel swooshing grows as if from above. Joe stands, pointing his shotgun. The victim from the future arrives, and Joe shoots him with a shotgun. He walks over, unzips the body, and pulls out his payment: silver bullion.
Per the movie’s plot, since it is nearly impossible to dispose of a body in the future, murder victims get sent back into the past so that they might be disposed. A crime syndicate evidently owns all of the silver bullion, and illegally transports their victims back to their looper’s in order to be rid of the evidence.
Joe is a looper. A specialized assassin for the future, in our present. Joe’s character covets, loves and desires his silver. As he explains why he does his job, he nearly hisses to “collect my silver.”
In the US of Looper, the scenery is that of squalor and wealth disparity. Joe, however, serving the Silver Users, lives in luxury, his silver piling up. What makes him so different from the rest of the population? His genetic aberration: he can travel through time; hence, he is a looper.