Lucy * Luc Besson (2014)

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A story similar to “Limitless“, but less glorious. Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) accidentally gets a new experimental drug in her system that enhances the part of her brain that she uses. Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman) has a theory about the abilities of a human being when he can use more than the normal 10% and Lucy appears to be prove of that.

The theory, and hence the film, has soms enormous ‘unlikelynesses’. Why would more brain activity give somebody power over matter? For this reason “Lucy” has too many yeah-right-moments and in the parts when the film tries to come accross intelligently (explainatory) are not always very convincing. And so “Lucy” grows out to be an action film which slowly becomes a bit of one of those hip recent scifi mysteries, but then a few levels down a title such as “Inception“. The acting is not wholly convincing all the time either.

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