Film 50: Limitless (2011)
Okay, firstly, I was pretty impressed with the editing in this film. From the very beginning, theres a great sequence of shots that are edited together really brilliantly. Through out the entire film, the editing is a strong driving point. (Honestly, it was one of things that kept me interested.) When Bradley Cooper’s character would be in his ‘high’ the colors would be super saturated. And in opposition, when he was in his normal life, they were desaturated.
As for the actual story, I thought it was really interesting. His character, the wife, and the brother were all a little underdeveloped but it really wasnt bothersome that they were because the viewer got what they needed out of their story lines.
Now to Val’s personal connection with the film. If only there were pills like this that actually existed. I swear, everyone would be able to get so much done. But would there be people who’d use the strength of the pills for bad? Just like in the film, would certain businessmen abuse the power to earn wealth and even more power? Or if everyone had the drug, would we all just be super intelligences and equal? Its interesting to think about and question. Personally, for me, I’d probably use it to be more productive, learn languages, and ultimately make awesome films.
What would you use your mind for if it were limitless?
Have a good day and happy new year!