Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lucy (2014)

Director: Luc Besson. Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi. 89 min. Rated R. France. Action/Sci-Fi.

Luc Besson is trying to improve upon the idea already offered in Limitless - that we only use 10% of our brain's capability during our lifetimes, so imagine the superhero (and the cinematic potential) created if someone can use 100%. In effect, we see Besson's usual spices of a strong female lead and wacky sci-fi. But then, he fills it with so many scientific and pseudo-scientific ideas and theories, that it's almost unfair to the viewer, and sloppy on the part of the film-maker. Many spectacular moments, but too confusing to even discuss the philosophical gibberish, and nothing that lingers afterwards.

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