Limitless | ★★★★★★
Last night I finished my geeky movie trifecta - not sure that I can really rate this one high as Ann fell asleep during it. Comparing it to the two other geeky movies (Source Code and The Adjustment Bureau) I think that I was disappointed - the hype was large on this one.
The flick is a take on what a person would do if they were able to use "all" of their brain - like brain power is man's big problem. The lead guy, played by Bradley Cooper, demonstrates all of the signs of a drug addict when he takes the pill that gives him mental prowess. And I think that this issue of addiction is the most troubling aspect of the movie when one considers the disappointing way that the movie ends.
I do think that the movie could have used a lot more editing - way too much silly chase and fighting scenes. I mean really - would greater brain power help you beat up a gang of fighters? And why did they need a great actor like DeNiro to play a thug-like executive? Overall color me a bit disappointed.
On scale of ten I give it ★★★★★★.