Lucy

The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what she could do with 100%

Lucy_(2014_film)_posterOk so I have been way behind on watching films the past year… As you guys can probably guess, but I’m back and I’ve got a lot to catch up on as well as some new ones to check out.

Finally I got round to watching “Lucy” a film that the trailer looked awesome and the plot seemed good. “The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what she could do with 100%” now when I saw that the first thing that popped in my head was 2011’s “Limitless” with Bradley Cooper, which I really loved. Limitless was a film where as farfetched as it maybe could still be a reality, also I loved how the film was marketed, for those who don’t know the film is about a pill called NZT that unlocks 100% of your brain, so what they did to market it was there were commercials as well as adverts on trains that was basically selling the new miracle drug, of course it wasn’t an actual drug it was to promote the film, but I thought that was brilliant. Anyway this is a review of Lucy and not about how much I love Limitless.

With a similar plot I thought yh this is defo going to be awesome, that’s why it was one of the first films for me to watch.

It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy’s body undergoes unimaginable changes that unlocks her mind’s full potential 100%. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio.

– Written by LeiaSolo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732/)

Now I’m a big fan of Luc Besson (Taken, The Fifth Element, Transporter, Leon etc), So I was pumped to see this film, that combined with the hype that was going around it and the trailer it looked like a sure thing, But… I was disappointed.

The film is ok; nothing amazing and I felt it didn’t live up to its hype. To be fair if there wasn’t a hype about this film it may of actually been better, but that’s the problem when people hype up a movie too much, you walk in expecting it to live up to it…most of the time the films don’t.

Another thing to note is the fact that this film is Science fiction (key word = FICTION) The amount of people who talk about the science of the brain, that the notion of only 10% of the brain is actually used is BS etc… come on guys this film is fiction… the woman develops powers for god sake! The film is nothing like limitless where they try to make it out that this is possible and may be going on in the real world without your knowledge… Lucy is pure fiction; in fact it might even be classed as a superhero movie.

Visually the film is beautiful, the story is ok and the movie is average at best. If you haven’t seen Lucy (then your worse than me, but your forgiven) check it out, it is worth a watch, hell you might think its friggin awesome!!

By Fiaz Ali

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