So I just got outta this pretty cool movie called Limitless. It should be hitting DVD and Blu-ray pretty soon. The primacy of the film is about an pill that gives you full access to 100% of your brain power rather then just the normal 20% and if you stop taking it you return to the average joe you once were.
If any of you guys watch the show "Chuck" you know Chuck is an spy who has what they call an intersect inside of his brain which makes him basically the smartest guy in the world. He knows basically everything almost, especially if it's government or CIA related. If you've watched every season, you find out Chuck's actually dying from having this said intersect in his head and his father makes him this watch which injects this drug into his veins to keep him from dying from all the knowledge he's obtaining. Well that's basically what this movie is, Limitless is Chuck via an pill minus the spy/CIA/government stuff.
Anyways, the film stars Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, and Abbie Cornish (Some chick who looks just like Charlize Theron). Coop plays this character named "Eddie". Eddie's this writer with an book deal, but has writer block. He comes off as an bum in the beginning of the movie, has potential, but instead wastes everyday doing nothing productive. Until one day he runs into his ex-brother in law, who gives him this pill called NZT. Of course it's on the "up and up", FDA approved and hitting the streets as an behind the counter drug next year... Of course we're not gonna believe the shady brother-in-law in the cheap suit though.
Anyways, Eddie keeps taking these pills and he's getting smarter and smarter by the day. Learning multiple languages, doubling his money in no time. You get the idea. Problem is, just like when Chuck loses access to the intersect if Eddie doesn't take the pill he starts reverting to his old self and suddenly all the knowledge he's gained overnight is gone. Other things happen when he quits the pills cold turkey as well, he gets black-outs, can't remember what he did for 18+ hours. His life is just rapidly going by and he's no idea what the heck just happened when he snaps out of it. He's not "addicted" to the pills by any means, and he has an plan to get off them. He just has to stay alive and out of jail long enough to do so.
I don't wanna ruin the movie so I'm not going to say much more, but it's an excellent film. It never gets boring, at least not in my opinion. There's some really good action in it as you can guess some people will be trying to kill him. The acting and directing was fantastic. Great story, especially how it ends. I'd say check it out.
It is PG-13, but if you've never watched "Chuck", have no idea what an "intersect" is, I can see how some may think it's some sort of "drug" movie. But really it's not. It's more about using your full potential and knowing that with great power comes great responsibility. Yeah, I just quoted Uncle Ben from Spider-Man ; ). There's very little cussing. They elude to him sleeping around, but the most you see is an flash to the next morning and you hear an girl giggling here and there. If you're concerned about the content, watch it and see if it's appropriate for your kids to watch. Here's the trailer:
Re: Limitless Review: Awesome. I'm going to be doing more reviews of stuff soon once I'm done moving. I wanna get my whole Statue/Action Figure collection reviewed as well. Those things are too sick for people not to know about!