I’ve had “Lucy” on my list of movies to watch for some time now. It didn’t do so well with ratings and all, so I decided it was a drinking movie: one I wouldn’t have to pay too much attention to.
actually liked it. It was strange to be sure. The premise was
unreasonable (we actually don’t use only 10% of our brains. We just
don’t use it all at once). ScarJo was great of course. As was Morgan
Freeman. I really enjoyed the style. Flashing back and all, delving into
human evolution. (Seeing the writing/direction credit - Luc Besson - explained it all.)
do feel that it lacked real impact, though. But the potential was
there. She mentions that she feels less human as the human emotions melt
I think that that bit should have been the focus.
Because- as I’ve stated before- humanity is the real subject of sci/fi.
So if I were writing the film, I’d say she learns everything she can.
Everything there is. She unlocks it all, but ultimately chooses to
remain human, understanding that knowledge and power aren’t the goals of
life. It’s the raw, experienced, emotions that make us who we are.