Limitless (2011) Movie Review
There are movies that surprise, movies that you want to watch several times after the first viewing, movies that suck, etc. Limitless (2011) is one of those movies that provide a nice relaxing experience for little over an hour and a half. You will certainly not weep about a time wasted.
There are movies that surprise, movies that you want to watch several times after the first viewing, movies that suck, etc. Limitless (2011) is one of those movies that provide a nice relaxing experience for little over an hour and a half. You will certainly not weep about a time wasted. Though, neither there will be the urge to watch it again.
Writers need a new drug
Believe it or not, Limitless (2011) depicts a struggling writer who actually never wrote anything. Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is a writer with book contract, but without any discipline and inspiration. Those of us who earn their money by some kind of writing might even wonder why he is called a writer. Anyway, one day he bumps into his ex-brother in law who gives him a new experimental drug. This drug helps him use his brain to its fullest potential. While Limitless (2011) focuses on Eddie Morra, it also elaborates on what different kinds of people would do with such a gift. There is no point in writing more about the plot as the trailer says it all.
Nothing for the action fans
While there is a little bit of action in Limitless (2011), action movies fans will be disappointed. This movie is for those who prefer their fun without tons of blood. You can use your brain while watching this movie although I have not noticed any great or surprising ideas. Some moments even leave the feeling that something is not right. However, when you compare Limitless (2011) to the usual Hollywood production, it will certainly not offend your intellect.
It might shed a bad light on real writers
Limitless (2011) might give a wrong impression about the typical writer to some people. Eddie Morra character is certainly not a good prototype of a writer. He had not really written anything until he got “high” off of the drug this movie revolves around. Large majority of real life writers work hard to earn their money. Also, I doubt anybody would get a book contract without any previous publications or actually writing the book beforehand.
To conclude, Limitless (2011) is an interesting movie suitable for anyone with some free time and nothing better to do. Some people might get a wrong impression about writers by watching Limitless (2011). After all, no writer that earns a living from his/her work is like Eddia Morra. Luckily, the movie’s positives outweigh this little shortcoming. All things considered, I give Limitless (2011) 8 points out of 10. Fans of action movies and blockbusters should take a few points off of the score.