Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi
Year Released: 2014
In what I can only describe as Luc Besson’s most intellectually ambitious project since The Fifth Element; Lucy is a cerebral mind-fuck that you cannot fully appreciate unless you accept the sci-fi aspects of the story and your own programmed binary paradigms. Yes, there is no such thing as CPH4 and the idea that we only use 10% of our brains was debunked years ago; the writer knows this and has stated so on the record numerous times. News flash, a lot of movies use fake science and present it as fact (Jurassic Park, X-Men, Avatar, etc). Moving on though, assuming the viewer can accept the fictional aspect of the film, Lucy is part action flick and part sci-fi thriller seemingly designed to leave the viewer wondering what the hell just happened, while planting the seed of thinking outside of the 1 + 1 + 2 box.