Review

It's alleged that humans only use 10% of their brain capacity. What if we could use 100% and if we could what would we be capable of.

That's the question that's asked in Luc Besson’s latest action-thriller "Lucy".

Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is in Taiwan and is forced by her boyfriend to take a suitcase into a hotel. The problem is that Lucy doesn't know who she's delivering it to and most importantly she has no idea what's in the suitcase.

In the hotel the suitcases is opened by a Taiwanese drug baron and inside are four packets of drugs. Lucy is then knocked out and, along with three other poor souls, the drugs are stitched into their stomachs. They are then told to deliver the packages to various cities in Europe and if they don't everyone they know will die.

When the package bursts in Lucy's stomach she starts to get increased intelligence which gives her superhuman powers. Lucy then finds that unless she can recover the other packages and use the drugs herself then her life span is extremely limited. Lucy then sets off on a violent rampage across Europe as she tries to track down the drugs whilst being followed by the Taiwanese drug cartel.

Morgan Freeman even pops up as a Paris based professor who studies the mind’s potential and explains its untapped capacities as Lucy’s powers develop to superhuman levels.

Johansson as in The Avengers and Captain America shows that she's pretty much at home in the action genre. She can certainly kick ass when she needs to.

Lucy is an intelligent and action filled highly entertaining 90 minutes.



Lucy
(15)


1h 30m

Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman

UK Release: Friday 22nd August 2014




Lucy - "Briefcase" Clip

Lucy - "Emergency Room" Clip