Limitless * Neil Burger (2011)

Eddie is a writer with a writer’s block. Then he runs into his former brother in law who gives him a pill that gives access to the unused 80% of the brain. Eddie (of course) soon is addicted and flies up the ladder of society with his superfast mind and analytical skills. The story is a pretty Western. The 80% are apparently only used to make all information “catalogued and immediately available”. Eddie can learn and take up information extremely fast which draws him to the stockmarkets where he soon gets a lot of attention. Naturally people want what he has and then he discovers that he is not the only user and so a thriller unfolds. “Limitless” has some hip (and rather irritating and obviously) computerised scenes that apparently try to give the film an “Inception“-like feeling. This does not succeed! The film is better in the normal scenes in which it is a not so bad thriller. The story is nicely thought of and partly worked out alright, but it could have been much better. Especially towards the end it seemed as if the inspiration of the writers lost inspiration. The end result is a good, but just a little above average, modern thriller.

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