Finally, we’ve seen Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson on the big screen at the Promenade Theater in Greenhills and we shall say that this movie, aside from it will leave you on a cliff of wanting for a sequel (which we doubt won’t happen in the near future), is entertaining enough to slow your heartbeat with its action packed and gruesome scenes as the story picks up its plot. Imagine the Matrix and Limitless combined, Lucy transcends to a vivid trip of human philosophy on the big screen.
The story is quite simple yet it defies the essence of creation and the logic of the theory (or some say is just a myth) of the capacity of human brain cells. The last part of Lucy reminded us of one particular scene when Neo (from Matrix) finally met The Architect and confronted him of the existence of ‘his world.’
In theory (and again, some say it’s just an urban legend), humans have only used 10% of brain capacity. In Lucy, the protagonist have managed to use 100% of it and the result was limitless and beyond the boundaries of being human.
Though there were no mention of a God or religion, Lucy kinda reminds us the story of Adam and Eve, when the devil lured Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. Lucy has that message hidden in this sci-fi movie. The theory of reaching the full capacity use of our brain likened to the quest for knowledge of human beings. Once you’ve reach that level, the question will be “What will happen next?”
Scarlett played her part very well as the unwilling drug mule forcibly used by a big syndicate in Taiwan. She carried a large amount of a drug substance called CPH4 sewn in her stomach supposedly to be delivered to one of the syndicate’s clientele. Along the transit, Lucy gained superhero-like powers when the packet got ripped off inside her tummy. And the rest of the story goes on.
Oh yes, Scarlett is a badass hottie!
See trailer below.
Scientifically, CPH4 is found and produced on a mother’s womb in pregnancy stage in small quantity to help in the growth of the fetus.
We liked this idea of harnessing our full brain capacity but at the same time worried what these substance drug can do to people, should this be produced and made illegally available in real life.
We are giving a 4.5/5 ratings for Lucy. It got us catching our breaths for a while but there were little to converse right after we came out of the movie house. And again comparing this to the commercially blockbuster movie Matrix, the last line (or text) of Lucy stating “I AM EVERYWHERE” made it felt like it was almost the prequel for Matrix after all. Just connecting the dots. But of course it’s not. We’ll only believe our own conclusion if Lucy was also created by the Wachowski‘s.
Lucy is a 2014 English-language action film directed, written and edited by Luc Besson, and produced by Besson and Europacorp.
As for a possible sequel, Besson quipped in a 2014 WonderCon interview, and stated, “With Lucy, you’ll see the end of the film. I don’t know how we can make a sequel, but if the film is huge, then I will think about it.”
Grab that popcorn and see you at the movie!
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