Mark Walker at 2013-07-04 16:33:59:
Twelve Monkeys was one of my favourites and now Looper is up there with it... I don't care what anyone else says about it, or worry about the plot holes, it is still a well crafted film that is a joy to watch. I have the screenplay in front of me ready to be read.
Primer was also a pretty good effort....very cerebral, and demands more than one viewing - and possibly some googling for diagrams that explain its looping plot - but very clever.
But you can also have a lot of fun with it...I love the bits in Bill and Ted when they think about the things they would do as their future selves only find they have already done them....I think they find a set of keys in this way towards the end of the first film, by suggesting where they would hide them in the future....and there they are....superbly clever and funny...my god we watched that film a lot when I was at school!
And the one thing I love about time travel films is the whole "self-fulfilling prophecy" thing when people work so hard to stop an impending catasprophe, only to find that they were the catalyst all along....all that stress and the realisation that there was nothing they could do about it...Damn them all to hell!