Lucy Review


The initial thought going into this was finally a film where Scarlett could be a superhero without being the Black Widow. I was a bit skeptical also because it wasn’t needed in a sense that she was already an Avenger. This film took me by storm. It’s all calm at first then hits you in a way you never expect. There was a moment where I felt like I was watching either Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman or COSMOS with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Lets dive a little further into the breakdown of Lucy.



Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers, Ghost World)

Morgan Freeman (Se7en, The Shawshank Redemption)

What did I like about it?

The mind was blown in a way I can’t really describe. I like movies that make me think. The only way this film could be any better is if Neil deGrasse Tyson joined Morgan Freeman in conversation about the mind and universe. Seriously, this movie read like an episode of Through the Wormhole with Johansson being a badass throughout the entire movie. It’s like having a free acid trip while someone narrates what going on in your mind.

What didn’t I like about it?

The beginning was a bit slow. I was waiting for something big to happen, that one plot changing moment when things start to get better or worse. For me, it doesn’t pick up until the scene where she was chained to the wall and the drug kicked in. That was a good 15-20 minutes into the film. From there, it only got better. High concept films, like this one, can make or break it.


Would I buy/watch again?

This film is worth adding to my collection. I get into scientific documentaries about the universe and the human psyche. Completely high concept but worth it. The film truly was an experience.

Favorite part (if any)?

When the drug first kicked in. Watching that transformation with the digital rendering of the cells reacting to the drug and her body reacting to it.


Yes. Morgan Freeman, enough said. Also, if you are into documentaries about the universe and/or the human psyche, this should work for you.


Last Words?

This movie was amazing. It will leave you thinking about everything. There could be a chance for a sequel, possibly expanding on Morgan Freeman’s character where he could take what he has learned and go further with it. A drug like that, surely someone else has eyes on it and not just the antagonist of the first film. Freeman and Johansson did a great job. People should definitely watch this film.

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