Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lucy Review - 1 Star

French filmmaker Luc Besson loves wild international chase movies and he certainly creates one in “Lucy”.  Scarlett Johansson begins the story on the wrong side of a drug cartel.  They capture her, beat her up and insert a bag of powerful drugs in her stomach.  She must transport them or else.   By a quirk of fate the bag starts leaking.  The more drug that gets in her system, the smarter and more super human she gets.  “Lucy” lays on the mayhem and violence and has an outrageous chase scene.  Morgan Freeman joins in as an eminent professor who explains the brain and the small percentage most of us use of it.  About halfway through “Lucy” turns goofy and builds to a conclusion so silly it’s hard to imagine anyone happily paying to watch this.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Superhuman chase thriller.  Is it entertaining?  Too goofy for me.  Is it worth the price of admission?  No.