Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Limitless (2011) - MOVIE REVIEW

Director: Neil Burger
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro

So this is a movie about a guy that realises a fantasy most of us have thought about at least once. Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) plays Eddie Morra, the lucky fool that takes a tablet to unlock the full power of his brain as opposed to using just 20% of it. As you would expect and also see in the trailer, he becomes super smart which solves almost all his problems. Unfortunately it creates new ones, otherwise this movie would suck.

Based on Alan Glynn's novel, The Dark Fields, Limitless was never going to suck regardless of the acting and the story line. Why? Because the guy takes a tablet that makes him super smart and in turn successful and rich. Like I said, something we've all fantasised about. But the acting didn't suck, Cooper was actually pretty good and Robert De Niro (Do I need to name a movie he was in?) was a nice little addition to complement him. The story held up well too. It was a good mix of plot twists, action, drama, a little bit of love and a whole bunch of fun.

If you want to escape from reality for 100 minutes and immerse youself into a nice little fantasy, watch this movie. Be warned though, 5 minutes after it finishes you'll be a tiny bit depressed when you remember that you only use 20% of your brain and there isn't a magic tablet out there... yet.


Check out the trailer

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