Friday, July 25, 2014

Lucy

Rated R / 1 hr 30 min / Action - SciFi

What is it about?

Lucy has been partying with her boyfriend all night. In the morning he wants her to deliver a metal briefcase for him that he says contains paperwork. She goes to deliver it and finds out that she has been roped into a drug deal. She is then recruited to be one of their drug mules. The drugs have been inserted in a package under her skin, but the package begins to leak. The drug gives her more access to her brain, based on the assumption that humans can only access 10% of their brain. She begins to develop superhuman abilities that give her heightened senses, allow her to read minds, and telekinetic powers. The drug is killing her, and she reaches out for help from a scientist who studies the brain.

You will like it if...

You like SciFi movies that speculate on ideas even though they are based on psuedoscience. If you can get past the fake science then this can be an enjoyable movie for the most part. It does tend to get a bit speculative and strange towards the end. The tension and action in the movie is interesting especially when Lucy begins to develop her powers. If you can push past the fake science, the ending still may not be your cup of tea. If you're not a fan of movies that take that turn towards the strange, as some SciFi stories tend to, then this might be one to avoid. I wanted to enjoy this movie more than I did, but it lacked the consistency to be anything more than a bit above average.

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