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
Despite widely published reports that Angelina Jolie was originally cast as the lead, but dropped out, Luc Besson has since denied them and admitted that he only met with a couple of actresses to discuss playing the lead role. He says when he saw how strongly Scarlett Johansson reacted to the story, she immediately landed the part. See more »
When Lucy returns to her friend's apartment to use her MacBook, Lucy is shown accessing hundreds of websites per second to consume information leading her to Professor Norman. Although the speed at which she's able to read and comprehend the pages seems reasonable given her intelligence boost, the MacBook itself would not have the processing power needed to continually access and navigate so many sites in such a short period. The laptop would freeze or slow considerably given the strain. See more »
Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?
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Back to You (Instrumental Version)
Written by Beck (as Beck Hansen)
Performed by Beck
Published by Youthless administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing Ltd
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Luc Besson's 'Lucy'.
I enjoyed this for the most-part. The momentum in combination with the 90 minute runtime, kept myself entertained for the entirety. It's far from perfect, but it's entertaining. Then again I didn't labour over the science to over complicate the overall enjoyment. The climax is probably the most contentious and unfavourable issue, but I appreciate the intent of Luc Besson's vision.
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