Lucy: Review

What would happen if we tapped into the potential of the human brain, its secrets and untold mysteries? Lucy (Scarlett Johanssen get the chance to find out when she ends up as a drug mule in place of a shady friend, and is thrown into the middle of the criminal activities of the triad.

Directed by Luc Besson, of La Femme Nikita and The Fifth Element, it’s clear to see his touches. Johanssen is great to see in the action scenes, and her talent as an actress clearly lifts this film up to another level.

The story, and visuals, however, do get a bit abstract, and whether these are to show the art of the mind, or to portray a drug induced trip, they are likely not to appeal to all viewers.

The ending is not what one would expect, and again, this might leave some feeling a little cheated, and others happy. This is likely to be a bit hit-or-miss with viewers.

Lucy, love her or hate her, opens 29 August 2014 in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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