My Ratings: 3/5.
Morgan Freeman in his deep, smooth voice explains to us that an average human being only uses 10% of their brain capacity. And if somebody somehow uses more than that – the possibilities are endless but unknown.
And that very unknown is explored through the dangerous tale of Lucy who by accident could push her brain capacity to it’s maximum.
But honestly the story, the director or Morgan Freeman for that matter is not the focus of the film; like most of the rest of the audience i went simply to watch Scarlett Johansson.
A hint of age but still Scarlett looks absolutely stunning.
It is said that Angelina Jolie was supposed to play the lead role Lucy but when she opted out Scarlett Johansson came in.
Anyways, due to some unavoidable circumstances Lucy is used as a drug mule (of course without her concern) by some Chinese gangsters who speaks nothing but Korean, leaded by Mr.Jang (Min-sik Choi of the Oldboy fame).
And this blue-colored drug which she carries is no ordinary one, it eventually makes Lucy’s brain capable of performing to it’s full potential. Wow!
Defying all those blond-jokes, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) becomes the most intelligent person in the world (just joking).
But unfortunately the film isn’t as smart as Lucy.
The basic problem lies in the fact that when a person becomes that intelligent and attains such a height of consciousness what exactly is expected from him/her?
Lucy with all the incredible powers does several unbelievable magic tricks throughout the film, which most of the times doesn’t seem logical and often in a way questions her intelligence (like in the very basic level).
Cool VFX, sexy Lucy but an ordinary outcome.
You need not have to engage even 10% of your brain power for this film.
Film trailer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVt32qoyhi0