Lucy (2014)

2014 | R | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
89 minutes /

User Score: 77/100

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Synopsis:

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Lucy (2014) is a French action movie that was shot in Taipei, Paris and New York City. Director and writer Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Léon: The Professional, Transporter 2, Taken 2) did a phenomenal job with Lucy. Lucy is full of action scenes with lots of violence, drug use, suspense and intense scenes. It does not contain any bad language but do have references to sexual material although nothing is visible. I am looking forward to part two although I am not sure if there will be one.

American 25 year old Lucy (Scarlett Johansson - Iron Man 2, The Prestige, The Avengers) is living and going to school in Taipei, Taiwan. Her boyfriend tricked her into becoming a drug mule, and she has to deliver a briefcase chained to her wrist to Mr. Jang’s (Min-sik Choi - Lady Vengeance, New World, I Saw the Devil) hotel room. The briefcase contains a drug name CPH4 which is a synthetic Superdrug that increases the user’s brain function capacity. Lucy was captured and turned into a drug mule where a packaged of the drug was sewn into her stomach for transportation. Someone kicked Lucy in her stomach, and the bag popped and her abilities were enhanced to the extreme after she was infected with the drug. She now can absorb multi-information at the same time, has telekinesis, can travel mentally, and she can also choose when to feel pain amongst other things. Lucy went to the hospital and had the bag removed but later realized that she needs the other three bags that are sewn into three other drug mules to enhance her capacity. Lucy returns to Mr. Jang’s hotel room and extracts the three-drug mules locations from his mind after assaulting him.

Lucy later realizes that she needs help because the drug can kill her so she returned to her apartment and reached out to Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman - Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy, Million Dollar Baby) in an effort to save her life. Lucy can disable an entire police force - I will stop here and say: watch the movie, it is worth it if viewed with an open mind!!!

The special effects were visually awesome. I found it funny that when Lucy was climbing up the prison wall and ceiling, her shirt was hanging in different directions in shots which made me think that maybe a rotating stage was used. Some questions I had - Is a human mind capable of everything Lucy is a capable of? Is there a drug for that? How was the concept of this movie thought of or came about? Why didn’t the airplane stewardess open the bathroom door from the outside instead of begging Lucy to open the door from the inside after Lucy found out her cells were disintegrating and locked herself in there. Also why the glass door does not have any stains on them after Lucy pushes them open with her bloody hands?


About Lucy 2014

Title: Lucy
Year: 2014
Runtime: 89 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.8/5 stars from 26 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 26
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Scarlett Johansson, Analeigh Tipton, Wendy Kay, Brandon Alexander, Nicolas Phongpheth, Tonio Descanvelle, Tseng Sheng-En, German Tintaya Mamani, Jan Oliver Schroeder, Christophe Lavalle, Liu Hsieh-Min, Kanneti Sawe Han, Luca Angeletti, Julien Personnaz, Sandra Abouav, Krasen Belev, Loïc Brabant, Matthew Bravais, Abel Aboualiten, Ludovic Bernard, Pierre Grammont, Renaud Cestre, Ken Lin, Luc Besson, Pierre Poirot, Thibault Segouin, Feng Hsing, Sharon Kao, Bertrand Quoniam
Writers: Luc Besson
Director: Luc Besson

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