Spring Break is winding down; boo-hoo! Well, I did end the week like most other weeks, with an evening at the movie theater. I will say that both of these films were entertaining, as one was a cosmic-comic blast, and the other was a look into the potential of the human mind!
We did begin with Limitless! The story surrounds Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper), who is an aspiring writer who does not have any literary works set for publication (familiar….). He is not successful with his current plans in life, and he has been recently dumped by his girlfriend, Lindsay (Abbie Cornish). Yet, despite his current setbacks, Eddie becomes involved with the works of a pharmacy, where he gets hold of a type of pill that enhances his personal capacity.
The pharmaceutical corporation produces a mentally enhancing product called NZT. Eddie decides to follow through with an experimental surgical process that will allow the NZT to enhance his mental capacity and emotional prowess. After the procedure, Eddie gains nearly extra-sensory powers, as he can visualize and catalog all information within his grasp, and he has a top-level ego status of confidence that allows him to proceed with all that he desires to perform with extreme ease.
His success is eyed by a top-level executive named Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro). Van Loon wants to have Eddie as a part of his business plans, believing that Eddie will bring millions of dollars in addition to his prosperous empire. He chooses to use Eddie for the purpose of rearranging his own corporation, while making major plans for future successes, and eliminating competition that is in Van Loon’s way.
It is when Eddie is about to close a major deal for Van Loon that the truth behind Eddie’s success is discovered. People that have been eyeing Eddie find out about the NZT, and a hitman is sent to get hold of Eddie’s special supply. As well, the NZT produces side effects that cause Eddie to have sudden blackouts and possible seizures. In order to maintain focus, and to evade hunting hitmen, Eddie has to keep himself lucid long enough to find a way to stabilize the NZT, as well as to keep up with the success that Van Loon has provided to him!
The sci-fi fanatics that we are, it was not a problem shifting over toward Paul for our second selection! It starts with a view of the fascination that Americans have had with the possibility of life from other worlds, and the likelihood that such life has been to our Earth. Two young guys with an extreme interest in the possibility of extraterrestrial activity on Earth decide to make an adventurous road trip!
It is after a science fiction convention that Clive (Nick Frost) and Graeme (Simon Pegg) continue with a road trip. They drive toward Nevada’s Area 51, where they are stunned and excited to discover what they truly hoped to see. The dufus, yet discovery-bound duo are driving in an RV, and they pick up a hitchhiker who is NOT exactly from around here!
At first mistaken for a miniature man, Clive and Graeme do learn that there passenger is not of this Earth! The creature identifies itself as Paul, and he informs the guys that he has been hidden in Area 51 for sixty years. Paul has been on Earth long enough, and now he is ready to go home.
The road-trippers take it upon themselves to assist Paul with his effort to leave Earth. Clive, Graham, and Paul have to escape government forces like Agent Zoil (Jason Bateman), while they have taken captive an extraterrestrial enthusiast named Ruth (Kristen Wiig). As well, they have to avoid a government agent called The Big Guy (Sigourney Weaver), who has been a leader in the search to capture and defeat extraterrestrial invaders for many years!
They have Thor looking hot! I have not had a chance to review all of the trailers, but what I have seen so far seem exciting. I do not know the storyline, but I think that I saw Loki in this evening’s trailer!
I am excitied that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be released May 20! Johnny Depp returns as calamitous and carefree Captain Jack Sparrow. Geoffrey Rush will be back as Barbossa. Penelope Cruz will be Angelica, this chapter’s hottie/love interest for Jack!
Summer movies are ready to hit the theaters! We are looking forward to Bad Teacher, Cowboys and Aliens, Fright Night, Green Lantern, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two, Super 8, Thor, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, X-Men: First Class. As the summer approaches, so will more trailers!