Action Sci-Fi - While the advertising sells a big fight-heavy action film, this
science fiction thriller is fairly light on action and becomes more
about heady ideas. Fans of Scarlett Johansson should nonetheless
enjoy this starring vehicle. Morgan Freeman has a fairly small
supporting role. While there is less action than expected, there are
a lot of special effects as well as scenes of bloody violence that
make the film inappropriate for kids.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 4 S-words; very few others. SEX/NUDITY: Briefly glimpsed sex between various animals. VIOLENCE: Shootings, fights, bloody wounds and surgery. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and frequent drug use. ACTION: Some fights; car wrecks; shootouts. COMEDY: Darkly comic lines and situations.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 123 moviegoers:
VERY MIXED REVIEWS! It's uncommon to see reviews this mixed. As you can see, about half of all the groups indicated that they either loved "Lucy" or enjoyed it very much. The remaining half mostly rated it a "good/average" movie but quite a few rated "Lucy" low to very low. I would highly recommend that you read all the content information we provide as well as the detailed opinions and movie type information before deciding if this movie is one you might enjoy.
In Besson's story, we meet Lucy (Johansson), a carefree young student living
in Taiwan who is tricked by her boyfriend into delivering a briefcase to a
business contact. Before she can even comprehend the situation in which she's
become ensnared, Lucy is grabbed and held hostage by the merciless Mr. Jang
(CHOI MIN-SIK). When his
thugs surgically implant in our heroine a package
loaded with a powerful synthetic substance-one that
would likely kill her if it were to leak-her terror
turns to desperation. Alongside a handful of fellow
unwilling hosts, she is sent to the airport with the
objective of flying across the world as a transport
vessel for material that is priceless to her kidnappers.
When the chemical is accidentally unleashed in
and absorbed by Lucy's system, her body begins the
unimaginable: her cerebral capacity is unlocked to
startling, and previously hypothetical, levels. As she
attempts to comprehend and incorporate the incredible
changes in her mind and body, Lucy begins to feel
everything around her-space, air, vibrations, people,
even gravity-and develop superhuman traits including
telepathy, telekinesis, expanded knowledge and
breathtaking control over matter.
While the substance continues to awaken and
unlock every dormant corner of her mind, Lucy races
across the planet to enlist the help
of Professor Samuel Norman
(Freeman), whose decades of
research on the brain's potential
makes him unparalleled in the
field...and the only person on
Earth with the ability to see where
this might lead.
Aiding Lucy in her quest to reach Dr. Norman is French police Capt. Pierre
Del Rio (AMR WAKED), a
dispassionate officer who
commands his bureau. Although
disturbed by Lucy's seemingly
inhuman powers-ones that
are growing by the minute-
Del Rio would sacrifice his
own life to protect the young woman who looks
to him to retain the last vestiges of her humanity.
Relentlessly pursued by her former captors,
who will kill anyone to extract their product from
the woman who has become their biggest adversary,
Lucy begins to turn the tables and transform into a
warrior evolved beyond human logic.