Monday, August 18, 2014

Bi-Monthly Movie Review: Lucy

Once again I take two times out of the month and post a movie review. Up this time is "Lucy" Marketed as a new Hot Scarlett Johansson sci-fi/action flick. However, this is not the case at all once you watch the movie. I think that might be (one of) the reasons the movie was initially successful but then garnered a huge backlash after the initial release.

The other reason (IMHO) is that while entertaining and interesting, it felt like watching 3 different movies. A) a Superhero origin story, B) a sci-fi/action flick and C) A full blown Science Fiction movie. Each part was a separate chapter in the movie. Well constructed and well executed, but not expected. Once I got over that fact, I was able to enjoy the movie.

Hot Scarlett Johansson portrayed her character (a below average "hot girl" dragged into a very dangerous (oddly enough, not so unique) situation) quite well. She then manages to turn a 180 as she takes control of her world around her with a great mixture of confidence and innocence while she is getting used to her "powers". Morgan Freeman is well, Morgan Freeman as he provides the information that the audience needs to keep up with the movie.

So, "What's it about?" or "Should I bother to watch it?" you may be asking at this point. Well, It centers around a drug mule situation gone bad giving Lucy the ability "to access more than 10% of her brain". Of course the bad guys wants the drugs back and Lucy wants to understand and share the knowledge that she is discovering. It ends on a "I have to think to enjoy this movie" note, which isn't so bad if you are expecting it.

Now I haven't seen "Transcendence" nor "Limitless" but I'm told that these movies are "similar". So I say if you haven't seen the aforementioned movies (and you are ready to actually put a little thought into your summer entertainment, the go see "Lucy".


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