Mandatory Movie Battles: ‘Project Power’ v. ‘Limitless’

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Mandatory Movie Battles: 'Project Power' v. 'Limitless'


What if a pill could make you rich and powerful? It can solve any problem. It can unlock your potential. But once the world is yours, everyone wants a piece.” 

If there was a pill that could give you five minutes of pure power, would you take it?” 

That first tagline you learn was for the Bradley Cooper automobile, Limitless (2011). The second was for Netflix’s recently-released Venture Energy. Each movies revolve round a mysterious drug that serves as one hell of a plot gadget. Venture Energy’s capsule quickly provides the patron superpowers on the danger of killing them whereas Limitless’ “nootropic” (NZT-48) permits the patron to make use of the complete extent of their brainpower, however it additionally makes you the definition of an addict. Who would’ve thought that medicine might trigger so many issues? Societal/free-market contemplation apart, it’s not sufficient to have a strong tagline and idea, a film must ship the products (even when these items are handed alongside in a plastic dishevelled within the parking zone of your nearest 7/11—a deal’s a deal). So which is the higher movie? Let’s discover out! 

Cowl Picture: Netflix/20th Century Fox House Leisure 

Outfitted with a singular idea, Venture Energy makes an attempt to subvert expectations however then, 5 minutes later (it will appear), it turns into a superhero knock-off. Limitless is the facility fantasy we craved and nonetheless crave. Whereas it’s actually an train in vainness and never an existential drug trial like Alan Glynn’s The Darkish Fields (the novel that impressed it), Limitless relishes within the conceitedness of every part it claims to be. 

I don’t have delusions of grandeur, I have an actual recipe for grandeur.” — Eddie Morra

General Winner: Limitless

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