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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.

The Addams Family (1991)

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The Addams Family (1991)


Anjelica Huston
Raúl Juliá
Christopher Lloyd

Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

The Addams Family.I remembered watching this movie over and over again when I was younger. Thrilled by the reverse imagery of the Addams and wondering how living in the reverse could be. Where torture is fun, and pain prelude’s laughter. Seeing it again, 23 years after, I can say this movie is a perfect translation of the cartoon series of the same name, but the storyline is dull and will put you to sleep if you are not hyped on caffeine.

The visuals and the cinematography of the movie is what I admired.The way the cinematographer, the costume designer and director made the dark feel of the characters blended so well with their lifestyle creates an atmosphere of a real home, not a house of weirdoes.The film makes you desire to award Barry Sonnenfeld (director) and Owen Roizman (cinematographer) thumbs up for their filming mastery.

So what does Addams Family have going for it?
Imagery, this movie will capture you with its imagery and idea that you could almost overlook the dullness of the story (almost), and it was a financial success in 1991.

The Addamses are a satirical inversion of a family, they are eccentric and wealthy. The family delight in macabre and seem not to care that people find them bizarre. In this theatrical movie the Addams family is missing one of their own, Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) Gomez's (Raul Julia) brother.They were taken by storm when their lawyer who was facing financial troubles shows up with an imposter who looks, thinks and behaves like Fester, but the problem is, could it really be Fester or a fraud?

That is what you need to watch to find out.

The acting in this movie is one for the eyes to see, I totally enjoyed the Late Raul Julia’s portrayal of Gomez Addams, better than Tim Curry’s portrayal in Addams Family Reunion. Christiana Ricci was also a better Wednesday than the one of the Reunion. For me the cast in the movie were on point.

The Addams Family was awarded Best Horror Film of the Year in 1991 by the Horror Hall of Fame. Anjelica Huston was nominated for the 1991 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance as Morticia Addams.

Here is a fun fact the pinball machine based on the film, is the best-selling and the highest produced pinball machine of all time.