With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.
The very best sci-fi 2011 has to offer; including Hugh Jackman finding redemption through robot boxing in 'Real Steel', Bradley Cooper unlocking his full potential in 'Limitless' and Jake Gyllenhall quantum leaping in 'Source Code'.
Watching Cooper on screen it's a bit hard not to feel like creepy sycophant Zac Galifianakis in 'The Hangover'. Charming, handsome, and with hair like a pampered lion - he's simply everything every man wants to be. Meanwhile, we're just chilling here in our wolf shirt and man purse.
Movies in the vein of 'Jumper' or 'Limitless': where normal people are granted supernatural abilities, only to learn the wisdom of Uncle Ben's adage 'with great power comes great responsibility'. Mainstream superhero movies excluded in favor of more realistic, and often grittier, narratives.