that really awkward moment when owls have a better love life than you.
First post I’ve had in a long while. Awkwaaaard.
Just realized this.
I read on another review that this movie was “limited”. Ironic - yes. Unfortunately, also true. Limitless did not seem to be all it claimed. With a script written more for the main character than for the audience, it was headed nowhere from the beginning.
This was probably due to the barely-believable characters and relationships. I’m not sure whether to accept Bradley Cooper’s character, Eddie, was really a struggling writer looking for a way out, or just a douche-bag, loser who was finally given his chance to rule the world.
Robert De Niro does a job adequate for “Little Fockers” - enough said - and there seems to be no genuine connection between any of the characters, except maybe two thugs who give a paradoxically good performance.
The plot is simple. Give a guy who has nothing the chance to have everything. This is usually a formula for a great movie. However, Limitless finds a way to make this foolproof plot line fail. I won’t say how because I respect your choice to see it on your own. I will say that apparently, people don’t always get what they deserve.
Even though, the film did have some fun action sequences, a passable line up of actors and actresses, and interesting camera shots (although they may just give you a headache), it ultimately doesn’t leave you wanting more, but less.
My suggestion: save your money and wait several months for the Netflix/RedBox release. I’m too tired and too disappointed to even make a joke about this.
Love this episode.