From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
I must begin by saying i was pleasantly surprised by the finished product of this film. When i originally saw the trailers i expected something..different. Even still Luc Besson's Lucy was an interesting sci fi dive into the premise of what would happen if someone gained the ability to use more than the average amount of their brain capacity.
Naturally with a premise like this, there are bound to be some plot issues but putting that aside for a moment. Lucy dives right into the story from the beginning and progressively forms into an adrenaline fueled mind bending action, thriller.
The film also does a pretty good job of incorporating scientific theories and ideas, as well as philosophical questions and studies. Scarlett Johansson does a great job in this film in my opinion, delivering a gripping performance, allowing her acting chops to really show. Morgan Freeman does what he does best as basically Morgan Freeman. The villain of the film, played by Min-Sik Choi gets cast as mostly a stereotypical villain but does so well and Amr Waked holds his own as a detective caught in the fray of the film.
As Lucy's abilities grow throughout the film she gets more and more powerful taking it upon herself to solve the films main problem (no spoilers here). By the end, you will have (hopefully) enjoyed an action packed thrill ride that dives into what could happen when humans unlock the full potential of their minds. The end result was pretty satisfying and be ready to grab a hold of your seat for the ending.
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