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Lucy (2014)

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A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy's body undergoes unimaginable changes that begins to unlock her mind's full potential. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio. Written by LeiaSolo

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The average person uses 10% of their brain capacity. Imagine what she could do with 100%. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality | See all certifications »

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25 July 2014 (USA)  »

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Lusi  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,899,340 (USA) (27 July 2014)

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$126,663,600 (USA)
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Trivia

When Lucy is in Times Square, over her right shoulder is a billboard for The Family (2013), the prior Luc Besson film. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy is going back in time towards creation chronologically, she encounters a dinosaur prior to encountering Lucy the hominid largely recognized as the oldest living fossil with human ancestry. Lucy is dated to about 3.2 million years ago and dinosaurs are estimated to have gone extinct about 65 million years ago. See more »

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[first lines]
Lucy: [narrating] Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?
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Spoofed in Tosh.0: Glow Stick Guy (2015) See more »

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Dancing in Nowhere
Written by Julie Hugo, Gregory Cauzot and Pierre Mathieu
Performed by Make the Girl Dance feat. Solange La Frange
Courtesy of Roy Music
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Only 10% will like it
4 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you're expecting a character driven storyline or you're someone that is unable to suspend disbelief for a couple of hours then this movie probably won't be for you.

The storyline is nothing new and has been explored quite a few times, it's basically the concept of are we more or can we be more than what we are.

Whilst they used an idea about the brain that has long since been proved nothing more than a myth it works to drive the concept of the film. I do think with a little thought they could of made this a little bit more believable though if they had just focused on being able to use more of the brains potential rather than "capacity".

Anyway apart from the basic concept that we still do not really understand our brains and what they are capable of everything else in the movie is based a lot in the realm of fantasy. There was a whole lot of things in the movie that could of been done better but even with all those flaws I still found it entertaining.

The only thing that let the film down for me was the ending which even though visually was probably the best part of the film it still felt a little too generic and overdone.

There seems to be a lot of reviews on here that bang on about realism and it being unbelievable etc but if you are going to rate a film on that then recent films like Transformers and all the super hero movies should be rated a 1 because hey a school student getting bitten by a radioactive spider or super sized robots trying to overtake earth is far more believable...

This film is a fantasy sci-fi with great visuals and while not "realistic" or perfectly executed has a thought provoking concept.


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