This will be a quick one because I don’t think this movie deserve a thorough review. It was not good enough for that. I wanted to see Lucy for a long time and it was a complete disappointment.
So the story can be very easily told by the trailer – a girl gets herself in trouble and is used as a vessel to smuggle drugs. The bag breaks and she gets the drug in her bloodstream. But it is not a usual drug, it is a synthetic CPH4 replica of metabolic enzyme which is supposedly increasing the brain power. In Lucy’s case, up to 100% of capacity.
I could only watch this movie as a si-fi comedy. Honestly, it was so unbelievable that I could put it in the box labelled “Worst movies ever”. And it was not the brain-power increase, which I could not believe, but rather the actions of “normal” humans. How can a random person walk into a hospital with a gun in her hand and not get stopped before reaching the operation hall? How come the police simply believes her and does what she says? How come Pierre Del Rio doesn’t try to stop her, when she is driving so recklessly? How can a special squad not notice a bunch of Asians unloading so many guns right in front of them? Seriously? I won’t even talk about the whole knowledge of the universe being put on a Flash Drive (I laughed so loud because I guessed it would happen as a joke just seconds before it did). No, really? This is so stupid, I can’t even find any good points about the story line. It did make me laugh a lot, though. If you watch it as a comedy, it is not completely bad. The visual effects are interesting and the idea itself is fascinating, but the execution was incredibly bad. Even the acting was bad (I like Scarlett Johansson but not in this movie). I rate it by 4 out of 10. I was expecting so much more out of it.