Lucy (Luc Besson, 2014)

August 23, 2014


Rock legends Spinal Tap once philosophised that there’s a fine line between stupid and clever, and Luc Besson’s loony Lucy may be the filmic epitome of those wise sages’ words. It applies that oft-mocked notion that we only use up to 10% of our brain capacity (which Morgan Freeman’s scientist admittedly describes as a hypothesis rather than full-blown theory) to an action fantasy template, wherein the title character (Scarlett Johansson on spirited form) goes from unwilling drug mule to transcendent superhuman when an experimental pharmaceutical leaks all over her innards…

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