or, dramas with sci fi elements in lowkey, futuristic and unique ways that i really like
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…
This movie is a douche bag.
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.
Oh hell, yes.
Um filme interessante e envolvente, com ótimo protagonista, mas não leve muito a sério não. ..
Mr. Daddy Copper, that is all.
A perfectly serviceable and watchable thriller. The concept is utter nonsense, but it made for fun, if instantly forgettable viewing.
35/100. Du bør ta en pille som gjør at du bruker maks 1% av din hjernekapasitet før du ser denne filmen.
I'd never been interested in watching Limitless, and I only decided to watch it now as I wanted to start watching the Limitless television series and this film's events is followed by the series'.
I was very pleasantly surprised.
This is a really sophisticated, entertaining film without overreaching itself. It came slap bang in the middle of Bradley Cooper's hot streak, and it really shows.
Robert De Niro doesn't get much to do other than talk business jargon, and the film gets a star off for the weird Russian mobster/businessman subplot where he has somehow synthesised NZT-48 in a syringe and Cooper's Edward Morra drinks his blood.
Regardless of that, I'm really glad I watched it and I'm looking forward to seeing how the television series builds on it.
Good and original concept, acting was decent as well. Not a fan of how the whole movie was surrounding fame and sex but good movie with a good ending nonetheless.
some cool sequences but kind of disappointing
I don't know, but the film feels like lacking on some parts. It's a good one nonetheless. A whole lot better than Lucy. I quite enjoyed it.
Here's to hoping this trend hasn't died already. Im pretty shameless, so I'll probably answer anything.