I don’t usually care much for these action-packed crazy movies where the main characters wreck cars–lots of cars–and leap tall buildings. Well, at least not since Superman; but the trailers for the movie, “Lucy” intrigued me. Harold was super surprised, when I said that I wanted to see this movie.
Lucy played by Scarlet Johansson is a woman, who accidentally gets caught up in a dark deal. I would call it a drug deal, but this drug is more than your common street drug.
Something happens to Lucy, and she turns the tables on her captors and transforms herself into a warrior, a superhuman. She evolves beyond human logic; but the role of Professor Norman, played by Morgan Freeman, helps explain what is happening to her.
These are great performances by both Johansson and Freeman. The science fiction story line is intriguing and gets you thinking. In fact I woke up the next morning doing just that–thinking about the entire concept. Don’t you love it, when you are still thinking about a movie long after you see it?
If there is a criticism, it would be the weird ending or a lead character who is using almost all the capacity of her brain but continues running in high heels. I guess that part was for Harold and all the other male viewers.
In all, though, I enjoyed the movie very much. It was interesting, thought provoking, and unpredictable. For you who love action-packed movies, there is plenty of this as well.
Most of all, it got me to thinking about what the human mind is really capable of if it were used to its fullest potential. This story would have made a great “Twilight Zone” episode.
Favorite Quote of the Movie by Morgan Freeman’s Character: “We humans are more concerned with having than with being.” So true.
What movies have you seen that we should check out?