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Lucy (2014)

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Lucy, a student studying in Taipei, is persuaded by a doubtful young man to deliver a shiney metal briefcase to a businessman in the penthouse of a hotel, which when opened contains four packs of a christaline drug. She is assaulted by armed men and wakes up with a sewn up incision in her abdomen. She, and three men have become drug mules, but when imprisoned her jailer kicks her releasing the drug, turning her into a superbeing. She goes on the track of the other bags of the drug, to continue her change of state. She looks to an expert on evolution, Professor Norman for guidance, but can he help?

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Lucy is seen as a bit of a slapper, she is beaten up by the gang, once the drug has been ingested she is capable of out thinking and outshooting all the gangsters she comes across, and later can use her mind to incapacitate them. She chases down the other drug mules in European cities and is helped by a French policeman. Meanwhile Professor Norman declaims to an audience, and later meets Lucy. There is violence of all sorts including several gunfights and a high speed car chase, and obviously drug taking, and alcohol consumption, but no sex or nudity.

A View Not everybody liked this, but it is up there with the best of Luc Besson’s stuff, and I enjoyed every preposterous moment of it. Both Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman play it absolutely straight and the fun may be in her relationshipwith the French policeman. So if you are familiar with the director’s work you will probably like it, and if you are not familiar, it is a good introduction.
Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Director Luc Besson
Writers/Script Luc Besson
Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, julian Rhind-Tutt,
Additional Info The estimated budget for the movie was $40 million which it covered on its first weekend and was to gross $459 million worldwide.

 

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