[Movie Review] Lucy

*bites fingers* Sees dust and cobwebs all over the blog… Starts cleaning up…

*finishes clean up* Sorry for my long absence. Been on the road for most of the while. Work and all.

Up for review today, is one of the summer movies i have been looking forward to which had a trailer review earlier. It’s a LUCY review.

Scarlett My Love
Scarlett My Love

THE BRAINS: Lucy is directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, The Professional, Taken) who also takes credit for the writing. The movie stars Scarlett Johansson as Lucy, Morgan Freeman as Professor Norman, Min-sik Choi as Mr. Jang, Amr Waked as  Pierre Del Rio, Analeigh Tipton as Caroline. 

THE STORY: #Lucy is about a young lady who is accidentally caught up in a bad deal where she becomes a drug mule but due to a turn of events, she evolves and transforms into a warrior beyond human logic. You can check out the trailer below.

ANALYSIS: First of all, if you want to see this movie i need you to remove the over analytic cap and remember this is a movie. Entertainment meant to let you escape from the real world. Now that’s established, I have seen critics complaining about the over beaten but fallacious statement that states that we use only 10% of our cerebral capacity and I was like, duh, this is a movie where the writer and director can push their imaginations beyond the boundaries.

Besson takes the story (similar to Limitless) where the lead character mistakenly comes in contact with a highly experimental drug that ups their cerebral capacity except in Besson’s story, the character is a young lady (Johansson). Besson is good at what he does and actually writes up a good story though with a few flaws which i choose to ignore. Scarlett J. is really making her mark in the female action genre and seems a worthy successor to Angelina Jolie (congrats on tying the knot… Still love you :* ) giving off a good performance here just as she did in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers (Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow) 

Her transition from helpless drug mule to super intelligent warrior was beautiful and she played it well. Morgan Freeman on the other hand… Well he’s THE Morgan Freeman so you know is performance is always top notch even though he was a supporting character. Nice move by Besson using Freeman to lay the foundation for understanding the movie during a scene where he was delivering a lecture. Min-Sik Choi was awesome as the antagonist. Loved his performance. Visually, i enjoyed every scene as it came and i did not observe any flaw in that department. Continuity and stunts where COOL!!! As for those who have seen the movie, I had no problem with the ending as it was the only logical way it could end.

All in all, Lucy is a great movie even though it was only 97 mins long. I enjoyed every second.

VERDICT: 7.5/10

Favourite Quotes

 

Lucy: We’ve codified our existence to bring it down to human size, to make it comprehensible, we’ve created a scale so we can forget its unfathomable scale.

Pierre Del Rio: [During the high-speed car ride through Paris with Lucy driving] I’d rather be late than dead.
Lucy: We never really die.

Professor Norman: We humans are more concerned with having than with being.

Until next time,

Without Wax,
V.

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