National Geographic’s latest documentary series, is “Limitless”, which sees Hollywood superstar, Chris Hemsworth trying to push the human body to its limits and push back old age. This series was filmed before Chris picked up his mighty hammer once again in “Thor: Love & Thunder”, so in some ways, this series is almost a physical warm-up exercise for the Australian actor.
This series consists of six episodes, each between 45 and 75 minutes in length. So each episode has plenty of time to explore the limits of the human body. Throughout the series, Chris travels around the world doing some pretty incredible and dangerous stunts, including learning how to hold his breath underwater, surfing in a frozen sea, climbing a rope underneath a cable car and hiking through a forest.
Obviously, Chris Hemsworth is in incredible shape due to his role in the Marvel films, but as he starts to rev up his physical training for a new film, he is tested in ways that push him beyond his physical abilities.
He has the help of many experts, who provide him with the information he needs to complete the tasks, providing us viewers with the background information to possibly change our own lives. While we all can’t defy getting older, keeping both our mental and physical selves moving is important.
While we get to see Chris in some very interesting locations, the series also visits lots of other places around the world, showcasing how local indigenous people who live in some extreme environments, have adapted to survive. Unfortunately, while these moments in the episodes are informative, they do feel like an unnecessary addition that feels like a way of filling out the episodes a little.
If you’re a fan of Chris Hemsworth, you’ll enjoy this series, as you get to see an insight into the man behind the hammer. He’s got a laid-back personality, with a little humour thrown in on the side, but he is also someone who loves to push himself physically. I also think he does a great job in doing the commentary throughout the series.
One aspect that I enjoyed from this series, is how much effort goes into bulking up for a film role. Seeing how much Chris struggled with the fasting challenge, especially as he’s used to eating so much. But one of my favourite episodes, is when he’s with his brother, Liam, testing their bodies reaction to the cold in the north. Plus, seeing Chris in an old-person suit, racing around on a mobility scooter, is always fun to see. All of these adventures show a more personal side of Chris, which is nice to see.
“Limitless” is a high-quality documentary, with some beautiful camera shots, and lots of information for anyone who wants to learn how to improve themselves, this is an interesting show. I’d probably recommend taking your time to watch this series, since, as a binge-watch, it’s probably a little too much, but it’s a really enjoyable series to take your time with, and it’s one of my favourite documentaries series of the year.
Rating – 4 Out Of 5
“Limitless With Chris Hemsworth” is coming to Disney+ on Wednesday, 16th November 2022.
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.