It’s been a while since I’ve done any “movie review” but the other day I went to see a movie that I wanted to see for some time. The movie is “Limitless” and the idea behind the movie was what really got me interested in the ﬁrst place. A drug that makes you access an 80% more of your brain? Who wouldn’t want to try that. The movie is nicely constructed and tells the story of this low-life writer with creative block that has a chance encounter with his “ex-brother-in-law” who gives him a ﬁrst taste of this said drug, and how this experience changes his life.
In my opinion it’s a very entertaining movie. Also it has Robert De Niro in it! There is a sequence where De Niro is giving a life lesson to Bradley Cooper which is one of my favorite parts of the movie.
In the VFX section I can say they didn’t go over the top with them. We have some ”fractal zooming” as I’ve read they call this effect of continuous zooming, the over the edge initial sequence, and some elements integrated to give us the idea of the main characters thoughts blending seamlessly with reality. If you want more info about the VFX in this movie you can read fxguide’s article.
What I also loved about the movie is the fact that it doesn’t come with a moral judgment that intends to tell us that drugs are bad or stuff like that ( although this things are touched in the movie intrinsically ) it just leaves you with a nice feeling wishing that you could experience that feeling some day…