Friday, December 16, 2011

Limitless by Neil Burger

I seriously have no idea why is Bobbie de Niro doing these things to himself. I mean, it's not like he's an uprising star, or well... young at all. He's somebody who shouldn't allow himself to be playing in shitty movies. He made himself a name, he's well respected among actors, directors and viewers; some even consider him to be the best actor ever. He should be really only working on scripts that he considers worthy, not on every goddamn script he gets his hands on... But I guess it's his life and he can do whatever he wants with it. His role in this film is quite minor. It could have been played by pretty much any older fella. This intro was only partly related to this film, seeing him in yet another movie, where he's a side roll, just made me think about his other roles in the past few years. Some of them make me feel sick. Really.
Well, let's start with the film, shall we. I tend to attach to a certain subjest even thogh they have nothing or not much to do with the subject. Hope you don't mind. Anyway, this is a blog about films that are worth watching, and that's the way it is with this film as well. I'm not really impressed with what this film has to show, but as it was the case with my previous review, I consider this film to be a refreshing experience, being that this film year is filled with epic rubbish. Basicly, it's a film about a drug that makes one's brain work a hell of a lot faster and whatnot. The main character is a writer in crisis. Again, the writers want us, the watchers to relate to the main character. It may work on you, but it doesn't have to be that way. After taking the drug, Eddie Morra's life changes in every way. He can only think about one thing: gettin more of it. Now, i've read many reviews after watching the film, and I keep running into people who disagree with what he should have done after using the drug. Well, I didn't really mind. The film is interesting just the way it is. What it may lack is deepness, but it's generally a film that should be entertaining and not much more than that. Even though the film isn't that deep, the script is well written, without many flaws. There is just about enough of everything that this kind of film needs. Directing is pretty good. I can't really say there are any major flaws. Considering what this film year is like, this film should be nominated for the golden statue. Not even joking. Acting is ... fair. De Niro is somebody who could have been replaced by... even a kid playing an older man and I don't think anyone would mind. Other characters, including the main character, are well played by people who obviously know what they're doing. Now, many people talk about plot holes and base their negative opinion of this movie on those flaws. In my opinion, one can easily ignore those holes if they just let the movie entertain them. If they look for a meanin of life in it, they won't be able to find it. Hell, they won't even be able to find it in a lot better films. Or books. Or... anywhere.
If you're looking for a film that will entertain your afternoon, go for this one. You'll hardly be impressed, but it's still a better way to spend your afternoon than watching yet another "action" film with Justin Timberlake in it. 

4 comments:

  1. I liked Limitless as well...I agree that DeNiro was wasted in this one. He's just been after a paycheck for years now.

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  2. I've got to watch it, followed

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  3. I seen Limitless 2 times, best film of 2011 for me.

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