Lucy Review

I was not excited at all for Lucy. When the first trailer was released a lot of people treated it as a really big deal. I was not too impressed, and thought it looked far too ridiculous. However, after some semi-positive reviews, I decided to give it a shot. While the film is flawed in many ways, it was a really enjoyable ride, and left me fairly satisfied.
90% Fun
This film is simply fun. I had a great time watching it, and the 90 minutes definitely flew right by. Scarlett Johansson is great as Lucy, and she keeps surprising me with her acting ability. This film could have easily had poor performance across the board, but everyone did very well. Morgan Freeman is also in the film, with a fairly minor role. He does what he does best, and gives an average performance by his standards. As far as the action in the film, it was quite good. I preferred the action in the beginning film rather than at the end because the stakes were higher, but it was still enjoyable. The effects were pretty good, and the cinematography was gorgeous. This was a very well shot film, and it definitely elevated my experience. Now, as far as the plot, I did not think it was terrible. In the beginning of the film I was really into it, but as it progressed it began to lose me.
10% Logic
While this film is not as bad as I thought it would be, there are many problems within. I mentioned that the plot interested me in the beginning, but as it went on the story got more ridiculous. I just could not believe all the ridiculous powers the Lucy got. When she access about 20% of her brain, I thought it was fairly believable. As she began accessing more and more of her brain, logic was thrown out of the door. She was able to do the unbelievable, and it just did not make sense to me. I know that I should not try and make sense of an action movie, but the flaws became very obvious in this particular film. It is about a woman who becomes far superior to any other human being, but the script and plot do not reflect this. Something else that bothered me were the civilians in the film. Lucy is walking around with a gun in plain sight, and no one notices her! There is no way that someone like her walks around and no one notices a gun in her hand! This has been done in many action films before this, but for some reason I found it incredibly disturbing in this film. I think it is because of the nature of the film. It sets up an intriguing premise, but sets up a disappointingly unintelligent film.
Closing Remarks
While I had some problems with Lucy, I still enjoyed it. I can’t see myself picking this up on DVD, but it is the perfect film to watch on cable television. It does not require much thinking, because if you do, you may uncover its many problems.


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