Somewhere in Taipei, an American girl named Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) had a fine chitchat with a guy he dated for a short period, Richard (Pilou Asbæk). Until Richard asking for Lucy’s help (or you can say: insist) to bring a mysterious suitcase to someone called Mr. Jang in a hotel nearby. It’s supposed to be an easy job for easy money. Send it, and boom. Five-fuckin-hundred dollars will be laying softly into Lucy’s pocket. Unfortunately, that’s not the story goes. She caught up in a thrilling deal with a bunch of people who are very powerful in a particular deal. Boom.
And that deal my friend, is not a nice and clean one. It creates something that is beyond your imagination to Lucy’s mind, body, and soul. In the other part of the world, Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman) is giving a lecture on his newly published research about the potential of human brain and all theories related. What should Lucy do? What is her correlation with Prof. Norman? And how can this movie figure out the most substantial tagline “The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what she could do with 100%.”?
One neuron, you’re alive. Two neurons you’re moving. And with movement, interesting things begin to happen.
I judge a movie by its actors. And ScarJo is very suitable for this role. Let alone Morgan Freeman. As for the script, oohh Luc Besson makes it more edgy and the pace was so fast you can barely breathing. Science, theories, human nature, all are perfectly blended in this movie. It’s visually stunning, as well. LUCY somewhat teases your mind with several cliche questions such as “What is time?” “What if?” “Who are we?” and Besson nailed it in a super cool, unique, and prompt way.
I don’t know why, but I took this movie quite personal. It made me contemplating in some ways, and reminding me that there is a tremendous force (or power) in this life that controlling our life. And I believe it’s our mighty God. Oh, have I told you that one of the quotes made me crying like hell?
“If you’re asking me what to do with all this knowledge you’re accumulating, I say, pass it on… Just like any simple cell, going through time.”
That is my passion. And this blog’s spirit. To share. I know. I’m such a tear jerker and I just can’t help it. All and all, I give 8,5 out of 10 for Lucy. And 9 for the endless mind-blowing quotes in it. Come on, man. Scarlett Johansson. Morgan Freeman. What more could you ask for? This is definitely one of the best summer movies of 2014. Go watch it in your fav cinema before it’s too late. Happy watching!
PS: A tips for me, don’t watch the trailer before you watch the movie as it can mislead you.