- Title Lucy
- Director Luc Besson
- Year 2014
- Run time 1hr 39m
- Genres Science-Fiction, Action
- Tagline The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what she could do with 100%.
Luc Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
|2:37||Don’t trust anyone who says “You trust me, don’t you?”|
|7:00||What a situation to find yourself in. And really could happen, anyone could put a suitcase on your wrist, I guess.|
|12:28||Dyson gadget in the background. So covet that.|
|16:13||Yea, Morgan Freeman! One of those who just lights up the screen.|
|20:06||Can’t believe I didn’t know Julian R-T was in this. Great cast so far.|
|22:19||Immortality vs reproduction. I know which I choose.|
|28:10||“100%? I’ve no idea.”|
|39:03||Nice sequence with the classical music on top.|
|44:48||“I’m colonising my own brain.”|
|47:12||I would very much like to have Morgan available to call for a bit of wisdom occasionally.|
|49:43||French man saying “capsule” is cute.|
|56:56||She knocked out a room of people by lifting a hand. That’s epic power.|
|59:48||Peugeot police car.|
|1:02:12||Poor local police. Every time!|
|1:07:45||“She’s a witch.”|
|1:09:54||Time is the key to everything. Thus time travel is the best. That’s my maths, anyway.|
|1:21:52||She went all that way to 100% and all we got was this lousy USB stick.|
|1:22:50||“…Now you know what to do with it.” Uh…. back up regularly?|
This felt very much like watching Transcendence - a unique idea that had to be handled correctly to get the best out of it. Transcendence almost managed it, going a bit wonky only towards the end. Lucy went wrong almost from the very start. Aside from the fact that the science is a myth, and thus the whole premise is a bit off, there’s not an awful lot going on in the film.
Scarlett doesn’t have a lot to work with, transformed almost immediately into some kind of robotic, emotionless other-worldly being. Morgan Freeman is his usual excellent self but doesn’t really fit into the story easily.
I like that it ramped up, with the percentage increasing, and quite liked some of the effects, but ultimately it didn’t make a lot of sense and just wasn’t very interesting.
Rating: 1 / 5