We went to catch the preview of the movie Limitless
. Starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, Limitless is a thriller that provoke thoughts in many aspects.
Ok, the title itself doesn't leave many clues. The movie starts somewhere in the middle of the story and brings audience back in time. The centre of attraction is this small little translucent pill which may not have the same power as the ones in Matrix, but still, it wakes the remaining 80% of your braincells up. That makes genius. Or, geniuses, whoever manages to lay his hands on it. There's always the spoiler at wiki
The movie brings up many issues. Do you think it is wrong to take drugs which make you smarter? Now sustainability is such a big word, once we got hooked to the drug, should one stick to it, knowing full well that it brings about side effects such as eventual death? But you may ask, isn't this like coffee? (no, no death) I know many people can't think without coffee (or nicotine, I know). Near the end of the story when the main character managed to find an eternal solution to smartness, do you think that is wrong? You know, I've always thought if Higher Order grants me one wish, I will wish for infinite number of wishes. And one more, do you think it is wrong to do wrong things for a good cause? The woman in the story ate one pill to save her own life, but she was sober enough to know not to get addicted.
The movie isn't really action-packed, but there are enough twists and developments in the story to keep your mind following the plot. Oh, think of loanshark who got smart.
*p/s was a little disappointed with Robert De Niro, he was kind of expressionless.
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