Flick Chick here once again in the pursuit of truth, justice and keeping you from spending your hard earned money on movies that suck! Over the weekend I tapped into the measly 10%  brain power I have and headed into the Bangor Mall Cinemas to see ‘Lucy’.

This movie runs 1 hour and 30 minutes, is considered an action, Sci-fi and is rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality. This film Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Pilou Asbæk, Claire Tran .


On this movie Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a 25 year old party girl living in Taiwan.  She is tricked by her boyfriend into delivering a briefcase but ultimately herself into the hands of a murderous Korean drug lord. He then uses her and 4 others as drug mules for a new and untested drug. While transporting the package surgically placed into her abdomen is broken and the drug is releases into her system and starts changing her from the cellular level and begins to increase her brain's functionality. Confounded by her plight she then seeks out Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman)  to help her understand what is happening to her and in turn to help him further his life’s research the capacity of the human brain and what might happen if we could access more.


Kind of along the same lines as Bradley Cooper in 'Limitless' plus 10. ‘Lucy’ is a hard movie to review because it is really more like a scientific bio pic of a theory and I don’t want to give too much away. The only thing that did not make sense totally to me was why this substance was being trafficked like heroine given what it actually is and does. Cinematically it was rich and interesting, I liked the flash backs that revealed our more basic nature. These kept you right up to speed with what was going on in the story at many different times and intertwined the plot nicely.  Although sometimes it felt a little like Morgan Freeman was doing a new episode of ‘Through the Wormhole”. For the most part I could role with the flow of this movie.  Scarlett Johansson did an excellent job with her character an she and the other actors had good chemistry. That said: here is my recommendation and kind of warning. They did a nice job with the presenting their theory but to quote the lady coming out behind me at the theater ”That certainly was different” That doesn’t mean is wasn’t good. Time for the brass tacks, on a scale of 1-10, I’d to give ‘Lucy’ a 7…more if you really like to ponder.

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