Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Movie review - Lucy (2014)

Lucy (2014) / action, sci-fi, thriller

Directed and Written by Luc Besson
Produced by Virginie Silla
Starrring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbæk, Analeigh Tipton
Trailer: click.

A great potential wasted!

Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a 25-year-old American, living in Taipei, Taiwan. She is tricked into working as a drug mule for a Korean mob boss and drug lord Mr. Jang (Choi Min-sik). A highly valuable synthetic drug called CPH4 is being release into Lucy's system which means she'll access more than the ten percent of brain. But how it will affect her?

This is the film where you end up with really mixed feelings. Because it's stupid and smart at the same time. First of all it has intriguing themes and visuals. It focus on the popular ten percent of brain myth (yes it is a myth) so you're even more interesting in engaging, plus it's playfully yet seriously film with the various philosophical, metaphysical and biological riddles that the film raises. The best thing about film is Luc's style and Scarlett's performance. On the downside. The end of the movie goes completely off the rails, some of Lucy's experiences are very strange, she's becoming too robotic and the use of animal imagery to convey obvious points didn't impress me. Still entertaining and worth watching! 3/5

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