Why Did Mobsters Send Their Victims To The Past To Be Executed?
In the future, mankind has finally mastered time travel, which the mob now uses to send their enemies to the past to be executed by assassins called Loopers. That's obviously the best -- nay, only -- use for such technology.
But let's ignore pretty much everything else and focus on the smallest problem here -- mainly, why can't mobsters murder people in the future and then send their corpses to the past? For one, paying folks in the past to bury a body must be way cheaper than assassination. Plus, then you wouldn't have to worry about some of your victims escaping, which happens TWICE in the movie.
"No no, it's fine. We blindfold them."
Admittedly, this never made it into the final cut, but Looper's director/writer explains that in the future, people have nanobots inside them that monitor their vitals. So if you kill someone, a signal is instantly sent to the local cops, and minutes later you have a future-SWAT team three-quarters of the way up your future-asshole. But, for whatever reason, if you send someone into the past, the Murder Alarm won't go off. But why then (SPOILER ALERT) was Bruce Willis' wife murdered in the future by the mob? It was a mistake. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time, which in a Bruce Willis movie is "anywhere near Bruce Willis" and "at all times."
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