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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.

Director:

Luc Besson

Writer:

Luc Besson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scarlett Johansson ... Lucy
Morgan Freeman ... Professor Norman
Min-sik Choi ... Mr. Jang
Amr Waked ... Pierre Del Rio
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... The Limey
Pilou Asbæk ... Richard
Analeigh Tipton ... Caroline
Nicolas Phongpheth Nicolas Phongpheth ... Jii
Jan Oliver Schroeder ... German Mule
Luca Angeletti Luca Angeletti ... Italian Mule
Loïc Brabant Loïc Brabant ... Professor
Pierre Grammont Pierre Grammont ... Professor
Pierre Poirot Pierre Poirot ... Professor
Bertrand Quoniam Bertrand Quoniam ... Professor
Pascal Loison Pascal Loison ... Drug Addict
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Storyline

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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She has the Power. See more »


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

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Included in "The A to Z of Superhero Movies: From Abar to ZsaZsa via the MCU", written by Rob Hill. See more »

Goofs

During her initial escape as she is shooting the guys eating at the table, there are no shell casings being ejected from her gun. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lucy: [narrating] Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?
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Soundtracks

Mass No. 19 in D Minor, K.626 'Requiem': Introitus: 'Requiem Aeternam'
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Patrizia Pace, Waltraud Meier, Frank Lopardo, James Morris, Swedish Radio Choir, Stockholm Chamber Choir and Berliner Philharmoniker
Conducted by Riccardo Muti
Courtesy of Warner Music France
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Hard to swallow, even for the spiritually open-minded
8 March 2017 | by stroggosSee all my reviews

People say we use only 10% of our brains. The scientific community is 100% sure this is false. Call me a killjoy, but I find it hard to accept movies that are based on an utterly anti-scientific premise. In fact, I find promoting blatant falsehoods that promote anti-evolutionary thinking a bit irresponsible, even for the sake of art and entertainment!

Science education set aside, how does LUCY work as a movie? Well, Scarlett Johansson is convincingly awkward and beautiful. Luc Besson's obsession with strong mysterious female leads clearly shines through and Johansson as an actor delivers. The movie is hyper-stylish, with gleaming colors and convincing CGI (lots of). The action is as entertaining as the visuals. And thankfully they decided to keep things short, focus on the core idea and stop right before it became trite.

That said, I think LIMITLESS dealt with the 10% myth better as it stayed (somewhat) more within the realm of scientific credibility. And as far as movies go in which people develop godlike powers, LUCY doesn't beat the likes of THE MATRIX or SYMBOL (shimboru,2009).

All in all an interesting but ultimately mediocre movie based on an utterly ridiculous (and intellectually dangerous) idea.


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France | Germany | Taiwan | Canada | USA | UK

Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,899,340, 27 July 2014

Gross USA:

$126,663,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$458,863,600
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2.35 : 1
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