‘A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.’ (imdb) (by Luc Besson, 89 min.)
This movie was a non-stop thrilling ride. It was a mix of psychological thriller with lots of action-packed scenes. Lucy had me entertained from the moment the film started and I never had the feeling that it was too long or the story dragged on.
I was raised in a scientific family, so having a movie that is in our world with a science-fiction approach about the capacity of our brains, was a breath of fresh air. It sometimes went a bit far with their theories, but it was an interesting approach to the studies that are currently made about our brains.
Scarlet Johansson was amazing as Lucy. Her character changed a lot during the movie and she made it seem real. Her eyes were important in this and the director thankfully chooses to pull us close on the moments when it was needed and give us space when it helped. It was just a perfect blend of image and sound.
Some choices the director made were a bit far-fetched, for example light coming out of her mouth, and it did pull me out a bit of the story. But it didn’t bother me a lot. Once I got over it, the story pulled me back in and I could enjoy the crazy theory of the director. A film definitely worth seeing!
4 out of 5 stars