3 Reasons Why You Should Go See LIMITLESS
I had the opportunity to see an advance screening of LIMITLESS and instead of writing the same old boring movie review, I decided to spice things up by giving you 3, hopefully convincing, reasons why you should go see Limitless.
Before we get on our way, first make sure you read the synopsis so that you know what Limitless is about:
Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in Limitless, a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unpublished writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret smart drug that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself.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.
Ok, now here are the three reasons why you should go watch Limitless:
Hi My name is Eric and I have a total man crush on Bradley Cooper.
What can I say: the man is inexplicably cool. Alongside Ryan Reynold, he is one of the very few male role models that all guys want to emulate to some degree. If like me, you have grown fond of the suave and slightly sarcastic tone that has become Bradley Cooper’s trademark, then Limitless is for you as he turns the charm on big time.
Everyone wonders about what their lives would be if they were something more than they currently are. Would one be a better man if they could use all of my potential, instead of only some of it?
Limitless does pose and somewhat answers this question in a fun and interesting way. Yes, it’s definitely skewed as it focuses more on what would happen if a MAN could use all of his potential and not so much on what a woman would do. So it did feel one-sided to that degree (sequel anyone?).
Ultimately, if you need a brain teaser and a post-movie conversation starter, then the concept in Limitless will deliver in those aspects as any high concept movie should.
I feel the trailer do not do a good job of portraying how funny Limitless truly is.
A lot of the credit for that can be given to the judicious use of Voice-Over narration (which I freaking love btw so suck it, screenplay snobs) and of course to some pretty comedic situations.
I found myself laughing quite a bit throughout the movie. Yes, there are some over the top and somewhat cliché moments but so what? The whole point of being this enhanced version of yourself is to experience the fun side of things even in an exaggerated fashion.
So here we are: Three reasons why you should watch Limitless.
Now am I saying that the movie has no flaws? Of course not. However, I feel that those flaws are overshadowed by the reasons above and make Limitless a movie worth watching. Hopefully, I have convinced you to do so.
Sidenote: As I was watching the movie, I couldn’t help but think that this could be an awesome TV show. The concept would be pretty cool to watch. I would see it as a mix between Chuck and The Mentalist. Here’s hoping some TV executive reads this and runs with it.