Thursday, August 23, 2012

Movie Review - Limitless

This was one of the few movies that I had thought was going to be a certain way but ended up totally different.  The movie is Limitless with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. IMDB - Post

Where to begin, it is one of those movies where a lot of things happen very quickly.  We start in the middle and then work backwards to the start and then progress from there.  If this sounds complicated well, it is.  The movie is however very easy to follow if you are paying attention.

Our star of the film Bradley Cooper plays Eddie Morra, a down on his luck writer who just can't seem to get things together.  Until a chance meeting with his ex brother in law Vernon on the street.  A drug dealer who is dealing something extra special, unlimited use of all of your brain.  The drug he gives Eddie as a sample allows him to completely clean his house in hours and still have time to write the first 90 pages of the book he was working on all in one night.

Amazed by this new found ability Eddie goes to find Vernon to obtain more of this wonder drug.  This is when the action really starts to get moving, he comes back from doing a chore for Vernon to find him dead.  While waiting for the police to come he finds the stash of wonder pills.

This is where the movie takes a fun turn.  Eddie, with his new found super power finishes his book and then decides to move on to higher aspirations and start trading stocks.  Needless to say with the ability to remember every minute little detail at a moments notice he does really well at it.

The rise to glory of Eddie Morra is very interesting to watch as he changes careers and really makes something of his life.  It truly is amazing to watch how things just seem to fall into place around him when he is on the drug.

They have a very artistic cinematographic shift to the film when he takes the drug.  They also change the color of his eyes while he is on the drug.  There are little things like this that make this film beautiful to watch.  The acting is of course excellent, Bradley Cooper does a great job of shifting from Eddie to Super enhanced Eddie with wonder brain powers.  We also have another of my favorite actors in this film Robert De Niro.  He does an amazing job playing the blood thirsty Wall St tycoon.

This is the one of the best movies I have seen recently.  There are many twists in the story that are all very well written.  There are many different layers to the story that really keep it interesting.  They actually have very many different and unusual camera angles in the film which I always enjoy watching.  

If you are looking for a film with action, adventure, and your not afraid of a little bit of blood and guts then this is your movie.  It isn't high energy like a Bourne movie is but it has it's moments.

I rate this movie five out of five smiley Mike heads for great writing combined with amazing cinematography and superb acting and casting.

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