Lucy English Hollywood Film Movie Review, Johnson Thomas, Rating: * * 1/2
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#Lucy(English) Rating: * *1/2 #LucBesson’s Sci-fi thriller top-lining #ScarlettJohansson is a little too theoretical to be viable as an exciting post-modern thriller. Since the viewer is only 10% clued in to the near 100% visual stimulation, it’s just a whole lot of sci-fi mumbo-jumbo that steers closer to implausible than possible! #MorganFreeman #ThierryArbogast #UniversalPicturesInternational
English film Review
Sci-fi Mumbo Jumbo
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min0Sik, Analeigh Tipton, Amr Waked
Director: Luc Besson
Rating: * * ½
Luc Besson's "Lucy," is about an American woman who gets kidnapped into service as a drug mule bearing an experimental synthetic hormone. She accidentally absorbs some of it, then sheds her physical, intellectual and even perceptual limitations while going where no human being has ever gone. She achieves 100 % of her brain capacity and capability and eventually self-destructs. And while in that process, there’s a drug lord after her, who she has to destroy. So because she has this unique power she becomes super human all of a sudden.
That’s all very well. The first 20 odd minutes of Lucy is a humdinger. There’s a strong build-up of tension and engagement with doomsday theories being sprung and actual events being played out. The intercutting till that point allows for a strong build-up but once Lucy gets into the act of wreaking havoc on he captors and more mumbo-jumbo is fed through seminars and lectures involving the Professor, the momentum is lost and with additional graphic imagery of nature and environment and the effect of capacity overloads, the narrative gets heavier –so much that you just end up being comatosed by what transpires thereafter. Thus, what could have been a brilliant thriller, lost it’s way due to a capacity overload that was designed for a human with fully active 100% brain – not poor us who just have 20% to work on!
Scarlett Johansson aptly conveys the right emotions but since the character was so thinly drawn you never get involved completely. So the thrills are pieceleal and the enjoyment is very limited.