Tuesday, March 01, 2011

"Limitless" Trailer

This is the first movie that has really interested me since "Inception."

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in Limitless, a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret “smart drug” that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Aspiring author Eddie Morra (Cooper) is suffering from chronic writer’s block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical that allows him to tap his full potential. With every synapse crackling, Eddie can recall everything he has ever read, seen or heard, learn any language in a day, comprehend complex equations and beguile anyone he meets—as long as he keeps taking the untested drug.

Soon Eddie takes Wall Street by storm, parlaying a small stake into millions. His accomplishments catch the eye of mega-mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who invites him to help broker the largest merger in corporate history. But they also bring Eddie to the attention of people willing to do anything to get their hands on his stash of NZT. With his life in jeopardy and the drug’s brutal side effects taking their toll, Eddie dodges mysterious stalkers, a vicious gangster and an intense police investigation as he attempts to hang on to his dwindling supply long enough to outwit his enemies.


Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oooo, this one looks really good. Thanks for the trailer. I think I need to keep an eye out for this movie. THanks!!!

Michael Offutt said...

I don't like these kinds of storylines. People think that we don't use our whole brain which (as far as I know) is incorrect. A lot of our brains regulate bodily processes, contain memories, factor into pain, pleasure, and complex emotions, etc. etc. Just because we only use somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 - 20% for actual thinking doesn't mean that the rest of it is just sitting like an empty storage space. However, the main actor is really good looking so I might see it anyway just to get some eye candy.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Dude, I totally want to see this!

Sci-Fi Gene said...

Agree with much of Michael's post above - I think the "we only use 10% of our brains" theory is a misunderstanding of how the brain works.

That said, the film still sounds great so thanks for the heads up. I hope they've had the decency to mention a rodent called Algernon in the film somewhere.