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Movie Review: Lucy 2014 *Power of The Brain*

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Ok so I finally got the chance to go watch Lucy. I know my review is late anyways but I am still going to share my thoughts on it.
I had seen a couple of pre –release date trailers and behind the scenes and nothing wowed me enough to make me so interested and eager in seeing this title. Well… I was curious about how this story would be told but I wasn’t really interested. I had no expectations going to watch this movie.
Lucy tells the story of a woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal that turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
One of my girlfriends (I wish) Scarllet Johansson plays Lucy. It also stars Morgan Freeman and a host of Asian and French cast.

I must say I was impressed with the story line of this movie….what I would describe as lovely cocktail of Sci-Fiction and thrill garnished with some Action

The story reminded me of one the hits of 2011, Limitless which starred Bradley Cooper. Just like Lucy they both talk about how a mysterious drug/pill that unlocks the full potential of the human brain. Apparently, us humans are only able to utilize up to 10% of the capabilities of our brains and anything beyond that is super human. (According to science… me I don’t know). Might sound silly to most people but it is quite informative… A movie that is informative is enough to keep me seated from start to finish. In this case… for 89mins. Another short movie by my standards… 89mins… is that all? Come on!!!

Either which way I would say the movie was OK. My girlfriend (Scarllet Johansson) played a role quite different yet a bit similar to her most famous role of Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff from the Avengers… and she best suited the character. No other person comes to mind that could have done a much better job. (Innocent yet lethal).

It wasn’t much of a big budget movie (40,000,000 USD) but it did deliver in terms of location setting and visual effects. Nothing too fancy/outrageous or minimal/mediocre….just right in between. We have seen movies that worked on a much bigger budget but still flopped as a result of outrageous visual effects.

I just didn’t like that I had seen a movie with a similar story and the repetition to me was almost a huge turn off. The biggest down side for this movie was the huge absence of action sequences. Well there were a few but…. they were not enough for me. I was expecting to see more gun fights and Scarllet kicking some ass. I didn’t see enough of these to impress me on that side. That explains why it was that short. The ending too… (some way bi)… just left me asking “What happens next?”. I don’t think there would be a sequel to this movie (I would be surprised if there is)….But I feel the climax was a bit too more like….”figure it out for yourself” kind of.

That is why I would rate this movie 5/10. Obviously, because I might have learnt a thing or two from it. Its’s certainly not one of those Sci-Fi movies that is more lies than facts.

If you haven’t seen Lucy yet ……You should… Good movie to de-stress with and certainly worth 89mins of your time. It still showing in cinemas.
Lucy: We’ve codified our existence to bring it down to human size, to make it comprehensible, we’ve created a scale so we can forget its unfathomable scale.

[Click Here To Watch Trailer]

Second on my list of addictions is Movies.. the only thing I could possibly love more is my Dearest Waakye lol. Nothing else does a better job of reminding me that ANYTHING is possible with the right amount of effort. I have great eye for details and flaws in scripts. Shallow scripts bore me. I am an avid reader. Your everyday Mr Nice guy. Always the last to speak in a room full of smart people. Half Human, half Martian but full MOVIE FREAK.

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