Movie Review | LIMITLESS “Hell ya I’d take the pill!”

I’m going to give you three reasons why you should watch the movie Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper: Drugs. Sex. Vampires. Well, drugs being the brain enhancing super-drug – NZT. Sex being merely suggestive because the movie is, after all, a PG-13 film. And Vampires, well if you’ve seen the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Those three key movie elements proved to be a successful recipe, as Limitless edged out other movies to become the number one movie at the Box Office during its opening weekend. However, Limitless offered way more than just drugs, sex, and vampires. Actually, scratch that. There were no vampires in the film, but for those of you that saw the movie, you know what I’m talking about.

Here’s a quick movie synopsis: a down-and-out writer, named Edward (nice name) Morra, is struggling to get his book finished. Said writer encounters a drug dealer offering him a drug to make him better. Writer takes drug and becomes successful, but at a drastic cost. Ends up losing everything and becomes…well, you’re just gonna have to watch teh film to find out.

As for my thoughts on the film: first off anything with Bradley Cooper in the movie, I’m gonna watch it. He’s had me hooked since Hangover. Put in some Robert DeNiro for good measure (Hello?! its Robert DeNiro!), and I’m all over it. Hell, I’m just really compelled by their acting style, and the two just work very well together. Visually, the movie is stunning. The opening sequence totally grabbed me in, using a new type of zoom I’ve never experienced before. And whenever pills were popped, I felt like I was taking NZT, too! Dubious? No, its ludicrous! Not that I know what taking drugs is like. *ahem. Anyways, this is where the movie presents to you an option: if taking a drug meant becoming the best you YOU can be, would you take it? My answer: hell ya! And obviously Eddie decides he would go, too. Not that I’m condoning drug-use, but the appeal of taking NZT is just so alluring. Just check out this marketing campaign:

Overall, I liked the movie. I think it warrants a second trip for me to the theaters and eventually, a DVD purchase for my home collection. Why did I like Limitless so much? Aside from the fact that there is a scientific look at the movie, Limitless just seared some intrinsic value into my brainial cortex that I just can’t fully understand yet. Do we need a drug to get better? Maybe. Maybe not. Or, maybe life in itself is a drug that makes Us either a) the best we can be, or b) the worst we can be. Or, maybe its because it has-instilled and reminded me of that old adage: live life to the fullest, or some other shat like that. In the end, its our choice. Ah, who am I kidding? A movie is just a movie is just a movie, right? And Limitless was a pretty damn entertaining one. Recommendation: go see it.

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