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Movie Review: Lucy

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 07/25/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-Sik Choi, Amr Waked

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality, Running time 90 minutes, Action/Sci-fi

Compare to: Limitless (2011), Transcendence (2014)

When a movie is based on a dated scientific principle, it can be a bit difficult to swallow whatever we’re given from that point on. And seeing as how Lucy‘s tagline is the story as well, then accepting what we’re shown can also be a big pill to swallow.

Though Hercules’ (Also opening today) strengths relied so much on Dwayne Johnson and his ability to look like a demigod, Lucy has Johansson at the center with attention paid much more to the things that happen around her, some of which is happening to her, while other things she causes. The result of this is a movie that makes sense if you’re speaking director/writer Luc Besson’s language.

And it’s the fun with this question that the movie has. Continue reading