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Published August 2nd 2014
The human race is not ready for 100% capacity
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Lucy ~ Starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. Image © Universal Pictures

Some might say this is rather far fetched, others will dissect it, but if you're like me, you would enjoy it for its pure entertainment, and that it does. Scarlett Johansson does not disappoint in the role of a strong woman. Lucy lives in Taipei and is unfortunate enough to have a friend like Richard. Forced by the sheer fact that the briefcase is handcuffed to her, she has no choice but to make the delivery to a Mr Jang. All she knows is that Mr Jang has the combination to set her free.

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Trapped! Image © Universal Pictures

Unfortunately for Lucy, its not as simple as she was led to believe and she finds herself confronted by a drug lord adept at violence and whose only interest is in using her as a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug called CPH4. Waking up from an operation she didn't know she'd undergone, Lucy gets kicked in the stomach by her jailer. This releases the package of drugs that had been forcibly sewn into her stomach, and soooo.....it begins!

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Fuelled by CPH4. Image © Universal Pictures

Morgan Freeman is Professor Samual Norman, a Neuroscientist who has done a lot of research and is an authority on the human brain. He might be the only one who can help Lucy, but she already knows everything he knows, hence the only useful advice he has to give, is to 'pass it on'.

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Professor Norman and Lucy. Image © Universal Pictures

Scarlett Johansson I believe, carries the movie on her own and the rest of the cast are mere supporting actors in their roles. Morgan Freeman may be wasted in what would be a 'bit' part for him, but 'Lucy' (Scarlett) makes it all worth while. Watching the movie and the correlation between past and present, the situation and its representation; I thought it was great. The whole time I was watching it, I just wanted to crawl into the French writer, editor and director's (Luc Besson) brain. Wow, it must be really interesting living in there, and I have no doubt he is using more than the normal 10% capacity of his brain.

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100% capacity. Image © Universal Pictures

French Cinematographer Thierry Arbogast (he worked on The Fifth Element starring Bruce Willis and La Femme Nikita) does not disappoint. The scenes during the correlations were breath taking and related the emotion so well to the viewer as did the educational segments of the brain cells. Each stroke of these scenes was a masterpiece.

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Cop~ Pierre Del Rio (Amr Waked) is a 'reminder'. Image © Universal Pictures

Overall I guess the plot of the movie was nothing out of the ordinary, pretty simple, except for the added bonus of Lucy and her enhanced capacities. OK, I admit it might even be a little far fetched in the end. However, I found it all very entertaining. Watching Lucy move with her purposeful strong strides, toting guns on either side, I walked out of the cinema feeling pumped and strong like a warrior woman. For pure entertainment, I'd give it a 6 out of 10. You won't be bored and the correlating scenes are as I said, breath taking.

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Pass it on !! Image © Universal Pictures


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I can't wait to see this one! I was curious about the brain capacity thing so I looked it up, and we actually use about 35 percent of the brain and in different sections for different tasks, (do realistically we use the whole brain). I don't mean to be a sour puss, because I still want to see it regardless of the details haha.
by Mallory (score: 2|474) 1299 days ago
I enjoyed the movie.. up till the end part!
by erica (score: 1|31) 1299 days ago
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