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Lucy (2014)

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Lucy (2014)


Scarlett Johansson
Morgan Freeman
Amr Waked
Choi Min-sik

Directed by Luc Besson

Lucy. The idea of this movie is what sells it, although the dramatic way that she, Lucy [Scarlet Johansen] developed was not as cinematic as I would have hoped, but her performance was grand.

Lucy was fun to watch and it further proves that Morgan Freeman is the best Supporting Actor you can have by your side.

Directed, written and edited by Luc Besson, Lucy was shot in Taipei, Paris and New York and this science fiction action film stars Scarlett Johansson as the title character Lucy, who develops psychic abilities when her brain capability grew to using over 10% to 100%.

Lucy as a result acquired physical and mental capabilities including, telepathy, telekinesis, mental time travel, and she can choose not to feel pain. These dramatic changes in her person happened when she was overdosed by a synthetic drug called CPH4, which burst in her stomach. The drugs were sown in her belly when she was captured and being forced to participate in drug trafficking.

The movie's focus then shifted to revenge as Lucy came down hard in a high visual effect way on her captors. Well she broke free, went to the hospital had a surgery done then went back for revenge.

The visual effects in this movie was well done and Lucy has the highest visual effects for a Luc Beeson film.

Scarlet Johansen portrayal of Lucy may not go down in the record books as one of her best, but from the get go of this movie to the anti-climax ending I will have to say I was glued.
The ending of the movie was not as explosive as I would have hoped, bearing in mind that Luc Beeson (Taken [2010]) has the ability to deliver, here he just allowed the movie to take a mind of its own and allowed it to drag till it looked like the writers lost interest in the movie and allowed it to end just end with a sudden PUFFS.

The other thing I have to give Lucy is that the movie is memorable, the idea leaves a taste in your mouth as you walk out of the cinema, you too start to wonder what it will be like to be able to have more use of your cerebral capacity (to those who don’t know what that means, it means brain). The movie went on to make over 200 million, from its 40 million budget
I may not be looking forward to sitting down and watching Lucy again, but if you have not seen Lucy, please do so.


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