Monday, July 28, 2014


Okay, calm down. Regular readers know that I don't like ScarlettJ as an actress in anything. Usually it is because her boring face and boring attitude really put the brakes on a scene. But since the character of Lucy is usually in a trance like state of some sort (I can't think of what else to call it), or running and shooting,  this works just fine. Lucy is a science fiction film, and not in a logical or engrossing way. It has been described as "silly" by other reviewers. So, okay. It is silly if not downright ridiculous. SO an Asian mafia stitches some sort of hallucinogenic drug worth a lot of dough into the bellies of a few people, Lucy (not her real name) (but referring to Lucy the hominid) gets kicked in the stomach and her drug bag breaks thus releasing vast amounts of drug that can make it possible for her to use 100% of her brain and move objects, dodge bullets, and melt into a tangle of computer brains, or something.  Silly? or French? You decide. Luc Besson, the writer and director, did a fun movie in 2006 called "Tell No One". You have a choice, rent Tell No One or see Lucy. Hmmmm- which shall it be? btw, we use most of our brain. If we didn't, a head injury wouldn't bother us at all.