Movie Review: Lucy 2014 *Power of The Brain*
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.