Lucy – Movie Review

A movie review written by Lee Sonogan

1hr29mins (2014) Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Lucy: Humans consider themselves unique so they’ve rooted their whole theory of existence on their uniqueness. One is their unit of measure, but it’s not. All social systems we’ve put into place are a mere sketch. One plus one equals two. That’s all we’ve learned, but one plus one has never equaled two. There are, in fact, no numbers and no letters. We’ve codified our existence to bring it down to human size to make it comprehensible. We’ve created a scale so that we can forget its unfathomable scale.

Whatever you may think of Scarlett Johansson, this is one of her best ever movies in a lead role. On Wikipedia which says the premise ‘a woman who gains psychokinetic abilities when a nootropic, psychedelic drug’ might put you off. But seriously these themes connect with what the mind is and what could be beyond current human limits. Having a 39 million budget backing it, this nearly made half a million dollars at the box office.

Almost trippy and borderline crazy while making sorta sense. The dialogue behind the full potential behind our brains got me into believing the character as the intensity builds. You could say it’s over the top or unrealistic although the words and synapses were firing making it something worth investing in. Even though I saw it a few years ago now, I still remember the scenes vividly.

The critics today might say it is dated but it has what many female leading films don’t have. A badass character that fits within the canonical order of the flow of the story. Nothing leaves a bad taste in your mouth here, then again, fair enough if you disagree with me because not everyone will find it compelling as I did. Overall I would recommend it for Morgan Freeman as well as the main actor putting everything they got into it despite not being the most groundbreaking in this field.

I love science fiction when the emphasis is on science. If you love hype, special effects, gadgets, and a slightly different plot, this one has all of that. However, I have a hard time grasping the concept that special abilities such as manipulating time, space and dimension will happen when a person uses more of their brain. These type of films, of people who suddenly acquire special abilities is not new. The film gave me flashbacks of “The Man with the X-Ray Eyes,” “Limitless” “Transcendence”, “The Time Machine” and “2001…” just to name a few. There are more. – nogodnomasters (7/10 – IMDB)


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