Limitless (2011)



Filed under : action, review, thriller

“I was blind but now I see.”

- Limitless

When I first saw the trailer to this film, it caught my eye – it looked pretty entertaining. So, I decided to check it out. I’m glad I did.

I have to admit, the beginning did start out a bit slow. To be honest, I felt the credits kind of took awhile (just like how it was back in the old days). Though, once the movie finally got started – things started to get interesting. And, by interesting – I mean in a weird but good way.

(Note: For those who have seen the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I found myself just waiting for the credits to finish and just wanting to get to the movie).

I’ll be honest, this film had a pretty unique and interesting storyline. Though, I have to warn you – it’s not for everyone. Why?

Well, there are some concepts and ideas presented in the movie that not everyone may quite understand or comprehend. To be honest, it’s almost as if you have to have a certain intellect in order to understand the events and concepts presented in the film. It’s just not a film for your average Joe.

To be perfectly frank, this is really a film where you have to pay attention to the details. Otherwise, if you don’t – then you may be completely lost during some parts of the movie.

For me personally, there were a few details that I missed which were later referenced. And, this kind of made it harder for me to make connections. In some parts of the film, I found myself really thinking back to prior scenes in an attempt to make the connection to the present scene. Yes, it’s just that kind of movie.

With that being said, I will say – I really enjoyed the ideas and concepts presented in the film. They intrigued me and made me think, what is possible? And, that is really what the root of the movie is all about – the possibilities.

It taught the idea of learning how to really focus and concentrate while having a clear mind. And, with a clear mind – it presented the concept of knowing exactly what to do and how to do it. No hesitation, no doubt – just having complete confidence.

However, this confidence seemed to be artificial – it relied on something. And, having that “something” made one believe that life was full of possibilities. In essence, it made one believe that life was limitless.

But, was it really? Are we as human beings limitless in the sense of what we can do and what we can accomplish? Or, are we merely mortals with limitations? That is the question.

In general, I enjoyed the film. It presented some very interesting concepts and ideas – it made me think. Though there were a few questions left unanswered, I felt intrigued and entertained. Overall, it left me satisfied.

If you’re looking for an action and thriller type of film with ideas and concepts that really make you think, I do recommend this one.

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2 Responses to “Limitless (2011)”

  1. Dan O. says:

    Cooper is very good in this lead role, but the script lets him down as it starts to dive into odd and random territory. However, I did enjoy myself through most of this, and your review reminded me of that. Thanks! Good Review!
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