Lucy (2014)


Movie Details

Lucy (2014)
Director-: Luc Besson
Cast-Scarlett Johansson Morgan Freeman Choi Min-sik
Movie type- Action/Sci-fi
Release date- 06 th August 2014
IMDB Rating-6.4
Languages- English,Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Lusi, Brazil, Bulgaria.
Duration-1 Hour 29 Minutes



A full cinema on the day of the premiere, and already during the screening there is a noticeable split between the viewers…

… those who squirm in their seats and those who watch Luc Besson’s new film with pleasure. Controversial entertainment cinema? In a sense, because although the starting point of “Lucy” is the no longer fashionable theory that humans use only 10% of their brain, the director makes us believe in it, at least for the duration of the screening. At the same time, he gives vent to his love for thriller cinema, serving subsequent, less and less realistic action scenes with unrelenting intensity. It’s hard to say when stupidity begins to outweigh any sense in Besson’s film, but in my opinion it’s more intentional than a mistake. The French creator goes all out in the prologue, showing the first woman on Earth, who looks even more like a monkey than a human. In a moment we see Scarlett Johansson. It’s almost like going from a thrown die to a spaceship in Stanley Kubrick’s famous film.

The titular Lucy (Johansson) is an American student who likes to party and lives in Taiwan. Her new boyfriend asks and then forces the heroine to deliver a suitcase for a certain Mr. Jang (Min-sik Choi known from “Oldboy”), who turns out to be a dangerous gangster. He sews a bag with a new type of drugs into Lucy’s stomach and tells her to transport it to the USA. However, before the girl leaves China, she is beaten by one of Jang’s men, as a result of which drugs enter her bloodstream, causing irreversible and quite amazing changes in her body. At first, Lucy only displays increased strength, but soon begins to control other living organisms and matter. In an attempt to control himself, he turns for help to a scientist in Paris, Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman). Mr. Jang follows her trail.


I can only suspect that Besson must have had a lot of fun making “Lucy.” This applies both to the way he tells his fantastic story and the plot itself, which moves from a thriller film through science fiction cinema, to in the finale refer to the already mentioned ” 2001: A Space Odyssey “, all topped with the director’s typical humor. “Leon the Professional”. For many, it will be a difficult mixture, not because Besson is unable to control the whole thing, as was the case with his last film, “Porachunki”, which constantly changed its convention and tone. In this respect, “Lucy” is a uniform and well-thought-out work, at least in terms of implementation. The director plays with form, especially in the initial parts of the film, intertwining the sensational story of the title character with a lecture given by Norman. Here and there, he places short scenes of wild animals in danger, which a predator is already waiting for, showing an analogy to the situation in which Lucy finds herself. Other times he pastes shots of civilization in bloom and flora and fauna, thus evoking associations with “Koyaanisqatsi” by Godfrey Reggio. There is also a counter showing the current percentage of the main character’s brain use, filling the entire screen area. What is all this for?


This may, of course, emphasize the ambitions of Besson, who, by telling an unreal story supported by pseudoscientific speculations, decided not only to tackle the topic, but also to refer to classic cinema. Hence immediate associations with Kubrick, Reggio, Mallick and even Ken Russell and his “Altered States of Consciousness”. But the creator of “Nikita” is aware of his limitations. Those who say that the man who made “The Big Blue” is no longer around are right. In that film, Besson touched on the absolute, without the need to reach for ideas straight from fantasy. “Lucy” was directed by the person responsible for the “Taxi” and ” Transporter ” series, so apart from intriguing solutions, the viewer receives a bag full of idiocy, like an unnecessary chase through the streets of Paris.


The strength of “Lucy” does not come from fulfilled ambitions, as it too often falls into ridiculousness. But it is this ridiculousness that Besson accepts and thus tames – that is why he shoots every stupidity born in his head as if inspired, never for a moment allowing the film to turn into over-intellectualized gibberish. It focuses on spectacle and entertainment, presented in a light and casual way. He avoids buffoonery, although for many viewers the very idea and the fact that the director/screenwriter decided to make a film about it will be unacceptable.


Well, what is the Frenchman really talking about? About a super being capable of… anything. After some time, nothing is impossible for Lucy, no boundaries or obstacles. In that case, doesn’t Besson also have the right to go crazy and try to cross the limits? He fails at this, if only because he is Luke Besson, but I can’t help but feel that he survived the test unscathed. He made a film in his own style, again making the heroine a strong individual, this time with divine attributes, but fearful, sensing that the changes taking place in her will lead her to the brink of humanity. He is consistent in his vision and literal, but, at least in the case of the undersigned, it more often arouses healthy laughter than embarrassment. He goes all the way, or at least as far as he can, without ever seeming like a man who believes the story he’s telling. The hypothesis that is the basis of the film seems to be very valid and inspiring, but let’s not go crazy, let alone argue about its probability.

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There is also something else – it has been a long time since any of his films looked as good as “Lucy”. After years of shooting subsequent “Arthurs” and the completely inappropriate “Lady” and “Porachunki”, he finally produced a work confirming his incredible talent. Not everyone has to like the script, but as a director it is Besson’s best film since “The Fifth Element”

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