01 Aug 2014 ● English ● 1 hr 31 mins
" Lucy (2014) " This R rated Hollywood movie directed by a french director " Luc Besson " starring superstar Scarlett Johanssen, Morgan Freeman &
Min Sik- choi ( old boy fame) is partly a science fiction & partly an action thriller .
The movie is all about questioning the logic of a human using up to 100% of his brain capacity ( we have usen only 10% of our brain capacity as the science says).The presentation of super woman in a different way is what we can see in this action packed 90 mts movie.
Scarlett is equally charming& perfect for this role.So is Min Sik Choi, he rocked.Frequent lectures of Morgan Freeman about human evolution & Darwin's theories gave the film a science documentary outlook.
Overall ,i felt this movie can be a passable one if we are ready not to question its logic's much.May be Besson is the first one to introduce this concept into Hollywood, questions will arise for sure.
My rating 2.5/5 ( very personal )
LUCY….This fantasy Sci-Fi is directed by the visionary who has a total different approach to his films. He has Transporter, Taken and The Fifth Element to his fame as a director, which have been a great success. With Lucy he repeats what he did more than a decade back, he returns with a subject which is interesting, he has infused superpowers with Raid Redemption style. Luc Besson the man behind these action flicks is know for his slick style, which reflects in all his movies, Lucy is no exception. It’s a story of a 25 year old girl studying in Taipei,Taiwan who gets dragged forcibly in to a drug deal which goes haywire in the delivery process.
The basic qualities of being a human is emotions, taste and pain, when you lose them, what is left of you is what LUCY is about, They say an average human uses only 10% of his brain, whereas a dolphin happens to use 20% of it’s brain, over the years in human evolution, this 10% is what have been developing this race, then imagine if someone can access the full 100%, if so hell will break loose. The lead character gets infected with a drug which turns her in to a thing which is not explainable, what follows after that forms the crux of the story.
Scarlett Johansson was a perfect choice for this role, who has the killer looks with suave style of action. She played the role of LUCY to perfection. The supporting cast were chosen well to match her performance.
Lucy has great VFX work, edgy cinematography with tight editing. Lucy has been compared to various movies, like Limitless, Matrix etc…, It has a style of its own and Lucy stands alone with her distinctive style. In between it does gets little dull with too much of information being fed to us, which for a layman would be Greek and Latin. The idea of Lucy takes us to a whole new level and ahead of time, like it was with The Fifth Element earlier.
Late summer Luc Besson came out with a decent entertainer, which keeps you fixed on to the character most of the time, Lucy in the end goes off the rail, but it’s charming in its stupidity. Lucy is a good watch for it’s slickly engineered showcase of a kickass Scarlett who we unhesitatingly love to watch!!!
+’s – Delectable VFX, slick action with Scarlett playing LUCY.
-‘s – Average writing.