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What if a pill could make you rich and powerful?
A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.
You know how I knew of Neil Burger before I watched this?
From that poster for Divergent where they made sure that Shailene Woodley's tight-betrousered arse was prominently sat right in the middle of the poster, right next to whoever the bloke is in it. Not because his name is notable on the poster. The only thing notable on that poster is Shailene Woodley's arse. No.
Because I thought, "Well that film looks like something I would rather not watch even if I wanted to have an evening of hating myself, but I suppose I'd better find out whose arse that is seeing as though they've gone to such trouble to show…
I went to see Limitless at the theatre back in 2011 and I knew that it was going to pass on tv so I decided to watch it again. I pretty much remembered everything but there were a few elements that I didn't recall well. I have to say that like in the first watch I had a great time!
The concept is very cool, a pill that allow your brain to work in a super scale. You become a super intelligent person, it's like you have mental powers and you are capable of doing anything, your abilities are limitless.
The camera work and some of the effects are great and perfectly suits the surreal atmosphere of this film about…
There's little I love more than high concept sci-fi, so when someone reminded me that I never got around to seeing this I was all kinds of excited. I mean, the idea of accessing the supposedly inaccessible portion of the brain is a bunch of hooey, but that wasn't going to stop me from enjoying some cinematic mind games. And there are definitely parts of it that work rather well—like the scene where the side effects of the drug catch up to Mr. Cooper all at once—but ultimately the movie doesn't really take the idea far enough to be interesting.
The drug basically makes Cooper into a charming encyclopedia. And what does he use his powers to do? Acquire money,…
I feel like there's a lot more that could've been done with the premise, but that being said, I found Limitless highly entertaining and the plot was very well developed. Bradley Cooper proves yet again to be an immensely likeable lead actor, as it's his performance that truly draws you into the film. The supporting cast was rather one-note, but De Niro had a few stand-out moments near the end. Overall, Limitless is a thoughtful and visually breaktaking film that is able to move past its lack of ambition thanks to a great lead actor and some cool twists and turns.
Thanks to a great lead performance from Bradley Cooper, stylish direction from Neil Burger and a fast pace, Limitless is a fun, energetic, and entertaining thriller.
Well, the sci-fi fashion now seems to consist in hypothesizing on what would happen if we had full access to the entire potential of our brain and utilize it in our asphyxiating modern society. Hilarious and generic answers like Limitless and Lucy come out, and if they keep trying, they will bring mutants, governmental conspiracies and horror-themed plots with super-powered psychos (wait...). In the best of cases, we could get a good mindfuck film, but that kind of talent is much less recurrent.
Neil Burger has always been a boring director, and Limitless was an inch away from being another one since the very opening which displays a notoriously horrid-looking, “endless” digitalized close-up which rapes your eyes (in the negative…
Interesting concept with very intruiging directing that keeps you focused but the story seems underdeveloped in all its narratives with a resolution that is less than satisfying.
A'ight. It was a'ight.
Very good, excelent
I might have been a little late to the party. Scratch that, I WAS a little late to the 'Limitless' party. But that's not a bad thing and let me explain why: the hype around Neil Burger's new visual feast reached a crescendo around the end of 2011, even into 2012, and you couldn't move without at least someone mentioning it. Thesis were written on in some universities, as ridiculous as that sounds.
Anything to do with the human mind and its potential is seen as some sort of psychoanalytical piece of new-wave cinema, crossing some kind of threshold between our simplistic understanding of the world and what we believe we can achieve when someone unlocks our complex circuitry. It's…
ein bisschen vorhersehbar, wenn man ein paar folgen der serie gesehen hat: loser probiert ne neue neuro-droge (NZT), findet die wirkung super, will mehr, gerät in kalamitäten, löst die kalamitäten mit seinen fähigkeiten, die ihm die droge gibt, es geht ein bisschen hin und her (action, faustkämpfe, messer), der loser ist am ende ein winner, fertig, abspann.
umgekehrt, wer den film zuerst gesehen hat, dürfte von den ersten folgen der serie gelangweilt sein, weil sie dem gleichen muster folgt, nur etwas mit etwas weniger special effects und faustkämpfen.
der film ist nicht schlecht, ganz unterhaltsam, sauber produziert und, wie die serie, ein bisschen verspielt in schnitt und zoom. robert de niro ist wie immer brilliant und bradley cooper haben sie die augen schön blau gemacht — wenn er auf NZT ist. sonst, ohne die droge, sind seine augen trüb.
The Basic Plotline:
A Struggling Author Encounters A Wall-Street Finance Tycoon Who Gives Him An Experimental Drug That Can Enable You To Use ALL Of Your Brain's Powers...Eventually, He Becomes Addicted To The Drug And Draws The Unwanted Attention Of The Authorities AND Several Dark Forces
An Intriguing Story Plot
Bradley Cooper's Performance
Robert DeNiro's Villainous Performance
The Dizzying, Off-Color Camera Cinematography
The So-So Script
The Final Verdict:
LIMITLESS Is A Somewhat Decent Thriller That Presents An Intriguing Concept That, While It Definitely Could've Been Done Better, Is Moderately Entertaining!
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