Canal+, Ciné+, EuropaCorp,

Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton, Amr Waked

Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is kind of a loose cannon. As the film starts she’s forced to deliver a briefcase with unknown contacts to a high power drug syndicate boss. But things go awry quickly as Lucy soon discovers it’s a substance that will enable you to grow in brain power and develop some amazing abilities. Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman) is a professor/scientist who has been studying brain power for years, so Lucy calls on him to explain what is happening to her and to find a way to save her.

I feel really bad calling this a science-fiction film. It’s not. It’s more like a fairy tale. The science in this film is flawed. It’s based on the fallacy that we only use 10% of our brain, and what might happen if we suddenly could use 100%. From there on, it’s pretty silly. The recent film that it sort of reminds me of is Johnny Depp’s “Trancendence”. But this has some things that the other doesn’t have. There is some real action sequences in this film. It was FUN to watch. There’s the obligatory Asian henchman bad guy with his gang of Kung Fu baddies. Lucy knows how to take care of herself though. Basically, this is simply fun. It’s like watching the X-Men or Spiderman or some other superhero movie, but Lucy is such an unlikely superhero. From the very beginning on, though, she takes on a roller-coaster ride. If you try to follow the scientific explanations, you’re going to hate this, so watch it as fantasy and enjoy the action packed, rip roaring action film. I have to admit, I find myself ashamed that I enjoyed this as much as I did. I know that most poeple may find it a little over the top, but I thought it was lots of fun. I’d say to just enjoy it for what it is, flaws and all.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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