Written March 30, 2011
I was very excited to see this movie on the fact that it seemed that it may be a mind bender. It has some decent action points but certain things just didn't sit well with me. First of all the progression of the movie was too obvious. Loser guy with no hope finds miracle pill that gives him the power to make leaps and bounds in the financial sector only to find that his savior may be his downfall. With what's going on in the world now he couldn't have thought of a better use of his "awakening"?
My biggest issue is that he couldn't figure out how reproduce this pill for himself. Or the fact that with is increased brain capacity he couldn't figure the side effects out before they hit. If someone grants you 3 wishes the first try should always be for unlimited wishes, duh!
Otherwise it was a decent movie with a few plot twists that were interesting enough to keep me tuned in for the entire movie. Just seems with limitless power the reach of this move was, well limited.
Written March 23, 2011
The opening photography, I won't spoil it for you by saying more, is worth the price of the ticket. Great entertainment and I highly recommend it. Grab a BIG bag of popcorn and get ready for a RIDE.
Written February 03, 2012
Not really what I expected going in. It was a cool concept though. Good movie.
Written March 21, 2011
I was expecting just another action movie, but this movie made me think in a different way. It wasn't your typical "confuse the audience with many plot points that come to a head in the last 10 min with a 'surprise' twist" kind of movie. Instead, it was written intelligently enough that I could somewhat turn my brain off and follow the movie, but look back and make other connections I hadn't made initially.
I didn't fully appreciate the writing until looking back on it the next day.
Also, the cinematography was great. I loved the use of color saturation to emphasize different emotions.
Written March 20, 2011
Limitless was an excellent movie from start to finish. From scene one, the story was engaging, exciting and entertaining. The directing and cinematography were superb! There are several scenes that quickly coast through the streets of NYC that are amazing to watch! And the colors of the scenes evoke the mediocrity and the blues and their opposite. Bradley Cooper gave a very convincing performance as both a depressed, lax writer AND a super-perceptive, sharp, motivated do-er. You don't necessarily know what's going to happen from one interaction to the next, but you do want his character to fare well. This is a must-see!!