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.
I love this movie so much that I got legit pissed when they cancelled the TV spinoff.
This movie inspired me to do drugs
A good psychological thriller. One of my favorite Bradley Cooper performances.
This is a cool sci-fi film that makes me want to do more with my brain. I think this would be one of the greatest super powers you could ever have - being super intelligent.
It was an okay film overall, I had a hard time getting into it, but it had its moments. I really liked the second to last scene with DeNiro. It was pretty priceless. It is worth it to watch this movie just for that.
mechabrain would be better tho
Amusingly ironic, considering the topic of it, how simple just as constantly spoon feeding the audience this movie is.
I guess the best way to describe it would be that there are movies like 'Heat' within the Action genre, but then there are ones like 'Transformers'. There are also movies like 'Good Will Hunting' within the genre of Drama and then there are ones like 'Limitless'...
There's something beautiful about subtlety.
Bradley Cooper stars as Edward Morra, a struggling writer at rock bottom who come across a drug that unlock his entire brain capacity.
Cooper and DeNiro are good, the overall story is decent, but certain moments really took me out of this. It's an enjoyable little thriller, but the effects work was distracting. For example, Cooper is sitting at his computer, finally writing, and letters start falling from the ceiling. Had the drug been a hallucinate, I would've let that moment, and others, pass. But since he described the effects of the drug as having clarity, it came off really distracting. Which brings me to the one thing I loved about this movie.
Experimental drug allows a failed writer to exploit his brain power to the fullest making him a financial genius - but also triggering the unwanted interest of some dangerous people. Entertaining, energetic adaptation of Alan Glynn's novel "The Dark Fields" doesn't fully explore the ethical implications of the premise but still delivers nice thrills while offering Cooper a chance to shine.
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Not a completed list. Will be updated. In no order whatsoever. I would recommend all of these.