Hey Zengarmy,

Okay, I know it's probably too late to write a movie review for this movie,
but it's BETTER LATE THAN NEVER right ?
( P.S. : so sorry for not updating my blog that frequently,
I've been busy with my exams )

I actually watched this movie few weeks ago,
but I didn't have time to write up a proper movie review for this movie.
( I have this habit of writing movie reviews for the movies I like )

Let me just start today's blog post by saying that :

I will give this movie 7.1 marks out of 10 marks.

If you haven't watched this movie & you don't want a movie spoiler,
then I suggest you NOT to continue reading this blog post.

* S P O I L E R   A L E R T  ! *

Lucy is not your average thriller, not by a long shot. 
It is, in fact, a movie that manages to be existential 
while not being preachy, and super-exciting at the same time.

Lucy is the wrong person at the wrong time (we never find out her last name). 
Her shady boyfriend lands her in the hellride she's in for, 
and as an experimental drug explodes inside her, her brain capacity begins to increase.
She uses her newfound abilities to get out of her predicament and escape her captors, 
but what she does from there may surprise you.

Right from the start, "Lucy" asks questions. 
For a while, it even segues between Lucy's story and that of Professor Norman (played by Morgan Freeman), 
who's trying to theorize what could happen if humans could use more parts of their brain. 
Eventually, the two characters will meet.

"Lucy" is very exciting. 
Right from the go, we are with this innocent woman,
who wants to escape the drug cartel who capture her and intend to use her as a carrier. 
Scarlett Johansson is amazing, 
growing from the terrified young woman to the increasingly supernatural warrior,
with her own mission in mind. 

Min-sik Choi is terrifying as the revolting Mr Jang.
At times you might feel that Lucy's a bit lenient on him and his men, 
but her ordeal changes her. 

I hesitate to give away more but the finale of this movie really makes you ponder a lot.
The movie's also very inventively told, 
with intercutting shots of things like animals used to thematic effect, 
especially as we realize in what danger Lucy is, 
and the interstitial indicators of the percentage level of her brain function.

I'm not surprised that Lucy already has a below-7 score on IMDb ,
because it's a science-fiction thriller that asks questions. 
It's an intelligent movie that takes you along on a thrilling ride, 
helmed by a wonderful actress and a visionary director.

My Favorite Quotes from the movie :

★ Ignorance brings chaos, not knowledge.

★ Life was given to us a billion years ago. Now you know what you can do with it.

★ [During the high-speed car ride through Paris with Lucy driving] 
Del Rio : I'd rather be late than dead.

Lucy: We never really die.

★ We humans are more concerned with having than with being.

★ We've codified our existence to bring it down to human size, to make it comprehensible,
we've created a scale so we can forget its unfathomable scale.

★ [Seated on the jet about to land in Paris,
toasting herself with a glass of champagne and before she begins to disintegrate] 
Lucy : To knowledge.

★ Del Rio : Hey, where is she?

[Looks at his cell phone which shows text: "I am everywhere."]

This part is for those who had watched this movie :

Most of you who watched this movie will probably wonder :
" Is the 10% brain capacity theory true ?? "

Well, if you're interested to know it,
here's the link to the answer :

Good Luck.

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