Limitless with Chris Hemsworth is a National Geographic/Disney Plus documentary series about pushing the boundaries of what the human mind and body can do. As a big fan of Chris Hemsworth, I was excited to see this peak behind the curtain into what he is like off-screen. Clearly, this is mostly staged, but it is still very entertaining, motivating, and thought-provoking too.
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The Movie Review
The point of the show is for Chris Hemsworth to test himself in all kinds of ways all the while fighting off getting older. It is crazy to see the stuff that he has to do and eat in order to get into Thor shape and you can clearly tell it is not something he loves to do. It shows that he is human and I feel that the show makes you like him even more.
There is one scene where he is cooking up all this meat and he is telling you how much he has to eat and it blew my mind! I loved the “challenges” that the show had, from him pushing his body to swim in icy water to doing this crazy crane walk that would have had most of us peeing our pants!
However, as well as the physical stuff, I loved how the show also dived deeper than that and looked into mental health as well. He tested out the benefits of fasting and even a few instances of “mind over matter” as he tried to do something very challenging. It was very interesting to see all these different methods of staying healthy and physically.
It was also kind of heartbreaking a bit too. There is a part where he is looking to the future and being there for his grandkids and then getting hit with some rather alarming news about his genetics. Again, I know that stuff like this is greatly dramatized for the camera, but the show is so well done that it is very hard not to get all caught up in it.
One thing that I think does help you get so caught up in the show is how good it looks. National Geographic makes amazing-looking content and the HDR on this show, especially the stuff in the arctic, is some of the best 4K content I have seen on the Disney Plus streaming service.
I liked how this was not a huge commitment to sit through. There are only six episodes in the series and they all are around the hour mark. So, if you want a show that you can easily get through in a few days or even a week, you cannot go wrong with this one as it is not asking a great deal from you.
If you like Chris Hemsworth the actor, you will probably like this show. I found this to be a very entertaining look at different ways to stay healthy and how ultimately, old age comes for us all! I am pretty certain this is not a show I would watch again, but I was still entertained throughout all of the six episodes. If you watched the trailer and thought it seemed interesting, chances are you will like it.
- I like Chris Hemsworth even more after watching this
- Some of the challenges he does are intense
- This is a very interesting show about physical and mental health
- As a huge Marvel fan, I got a kick out of seeing what he has to do to be Thor
- At the end of the day, this is as “real” as all reality-style shows are
- While I liked it, I would not want to watch it again