Limitless–Movie Review

Yesterday, Lindsay and I went to see Limitless. The premise  promised a mindbending, nerve invigorating movie. Conceptually,  it rocked.

But the execution didn’t deliver. The pacing felt slow and  I wasn’t that invested in any of the characters.

I think this would’ve been better as a book, where you experience every second of the drug in his system.  Maybe I should check out the book it’s based upon, The Dark Fields, by Alan Glynn.

Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro  turned out good performances.

But I just wasn’t hooked  by this movie.

Maybe I had high expectations based on the previews, but I walked out feeling un-satiated.

However, Lindsay did introduce me to a nice theater with five dollar Tuesdays. And I got to spend time with one of my oldest friends and chat about the movie afterwards.

Unfortunately, we ended up at Sam the Clams, where we usually have great food, but this time we didn’t. We ordered the New England clam chowder, but they were sold out.

So we opted for a lobster bisque. Bad decision. The  bisque, if you can call it that, was gritty  and congealed.  There were literally pools of oil  floating on top of the bisque. And it didn’t taste good either.

Then I ordered the lobster roll and spent the next 30 minutes chewing until my jaw ached because the lobster was over boiled.

This is the third Tuesday we’ve gone out and it’s been raining. Maybe mother nature is telling us to switch our girl’s day out to another day.

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6 Responses to Limitless–Movie Review

  1. Lucas says:

    $5 movies what a bargain! Yes some people at work told me this one was a bomb. Sometimes the idea of a movie is interesting but the result is still an epic fail. Can’t win them all.

    • Yeah, almost didn’t mind the movie being so-so. But if I paid $10 I’d have been annoyed. But the premise was so intriguing. I guess I had to see for myself. BTW love the term “epic fail.”

  2. berry says:

    Movies have been disappointing lately. Try another hobby. Drinking. Can’t go wrong there.just drink responsibly.

  3. tracy says:

    I’ve been wanting to see this movie, Kourt. The concept is outstanding, but after this review, I think I may just pick up the book.

    Five dollar Tuesdays rock. A lot movie theaters around here are starting to offer them, even the Criterion downtown has Six dollar Tuesdays, so you can even get the artsy stuff on the cheap. 🙂

    • It had been on my list for a few weeks now. Maybe that’s why it was so disappointing. Because I love love loved the concept too. Six dollars is cool too! $10 for a matinee is just absurd. I like the artsy, but subtitles tire me out.: P

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