Lucy is an action thriller about a woman who was accidentally caught in a dark deal and turns the table on her captors and got transformed and evolved into a merciless warrior with phenomenal brain capacity. It is a movie that combines ideas about time, space and mind power.
Lucy is an American student living in Taiwan and was bullied into delivering a briefcase to a Taiwanese syndicate boss. She was knocked unconscious then wakes up with a drug sewn into her abdominal cavity. The drug is experimental and is a synthetic version of some kind of human growth hormone. The bag leaked inside her body which stimulated Lucy’s brain which heightened her senses using 100% of her brain ability making her a superhuman with cognitive and memory super power.
Lucy does not die and realizes that the synthetic drug has radically improved her cognitive responses and memory. This set the path to Lucy unlocking the full potential of her brain from 10% capacity to 100% capacity. She had acquired new abilities including mind reading and telekinesis.
The plot is not thin at all but the characters not fully developed and the story is not told properly. There are a lot of huge holes in the story. The story is centered on Lucy’s perspective and made her unconnected to the other characters which made the supporting characters look undeveloped including Professor Norman who looked like narrating unscientific facts about the human brain.
Never the less, the movie has good very good visuals and Scarlett Johansson delivered a good performance as Lucy.
It stars Scarlett Johansson as Lucy, Morgan Freeman as Professor Norman, directed and written by Luc Besson.
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