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Lucy

Year : 2014 Director : Luc Besson Running Time : 90 minutes Genre : ,
Movie review score
1.5/5

What’s it about?
An ordinary woman (Scarlett Johansson) accidentally becomes the drug mule for a Korean drug lord dealing a new substance. She unintentionally gets the drug in her system and experiences super-human effects.

What did we think?
Angela says: It’s like all the deleted scenes from The Fifth Element, Limitless, and Kill Bill were put in a hat and pulled out at random. Throw in some clips of wildlife, Korean drug dealers, and Morgan Freeman discussing evolution and that pretty much sums it up. This movie entertains some thought-provoking concepts but, alas, executes them poorly. It’s a botched attempt at social commentary laced with lost action scenes and weak acting. While exploring the intricacies of the human brain and the world at large should make for an interesting story, this one misses the mark.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Wallace says:

    It’s an awesome film that is both action and philosophy.

  2. Elodie Boal says:

    I didn’t think it was that bad. Granted some movies are heavily similar to others and this one, you’re right, is no exception. But I know I’ve enjoyed a film when I don’t tune out. I stayed focused in this one. That being said, I did get a headache from thinking too hard – so I guess that says something also.

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