Let’s be honest, we’ve all wondered how powerful our brain could be if we unlocked its full potential. It’s a highly intuitive topic and one that scientists explore even today with minimal knowledge yet extremely high determination. Yet when it comes to films, usually it always leads to geniuses or people who invent things. However, Lucy does away with this specific rhetoric and showcases how unlocking 100% of the brain could lead to superhuman abilities beyond our imagination. Director Luc Besson decides to take things into his own hands and tackle this confusing concept with the help of Scarlett Johansson.
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The Movie Review
Lucy is a student living in Taiwan, she’s dating a man named Richard and together they spend a lot of time doing experimental stuff. One day though, Lucy is used as a drug mule to transport physical/mental enhancement drugs by a South Korean drug Lord across the world. Lucy thinks that she’s doing this for Richard, however, once she delivers the briefcase her boyfriend is quickly shot and the drugs are planted within her belly to hide from airport authorities. However, the bags begin to open inside of her body and the drugs begin to enhance Lucy’s bloodstream. This turns her into a mental/physical superhuman.
While I did expect a great movie from Luc Besson, I didn’t expect it to be the opposite of what I thought it would be. After doing films such as Leon the Professional and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc; his career ran into a few stumbles. I wish to say that Lucy was one of them, but the film is engaging enough and honestly quite fun to not be that. Lucy isn’t even close to being Besson’s best movie, however, it achieved being a fun movie.
While the ideas and concepts within the film are completely fictional, they are interesting enough to actually make you research the brain and how powerful it can actually become when on full power.
The direction isn’t anywhere as close to being as fun though the movie suffers from a rush, everything moves at lightning-fast speed and you can’t really process scenes and sequences very well. This rushing led to a movie, where each big moment didn’t really hit as hard. There is quite literally no foreshadowing in this film, and the build-up is oftentimes extremely bad and leads up to anti-climactic moments. The film also suffers from the marvel complex, where the villain isn’t anything exceptional or threatening. In Lucy, Mr. Jang the villain is just simply annoying.
This is also reflected somewhat in the actors’ performances. Aside from Morgan Freeman being his usual cool self, Scarlett Johansson is the only actor that does a half-decent job. Choi Min-sik as Mr. Jang Does a half-decent job of being an okayish villain, this character barely has any impact on the overall scope of things.
I will say this though, Lucy has some really good visual effects. From the trippy sequences that this film has an abundance of, too high octane gory and bloody action scenes, everything looks perfect. The film is also well shot at times and features a pretty decent soundtrack which isn’t as good as you would expect from a Luc Besson movie yet it does the job. The cinematography is by far one of the strongest points in the film, as the characters are always valid or well hidden according to the same.
The Bottom Line
So in conclusion, Lucy could have been something very exceptional. The film is made by one of the most talented French directors working in Hollywood, yet it suffers from an identity dilemma where it doesn’t really know what it wants to be. It consistently switches between wanting to be an action thriller, to wanting to be a pretty good sci-fi. Alas, it ends up being neither of those things yet it still remains to be a pretty fun movie.