New Lucy Movie Delivered Cool Action,Special Effects & Extremely Weird Ending
Universal Pictures released their new action/thriller flick, “Lucy,” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was very entertaining, yet pretty damn weird all at the same time. The special effects were cool as well as the action scenes. It stars: Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman.
In the new flick, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is just a regular, hard-partying, 25-year-old American woman living and studying in Taipei, Taiwan. However, she gets sent down on a very different path when her boyfriend ,Richard, forces her to help him deliver a strange briefcase to a man named Mr. Jang.
From there, the action picks up into high gear as Lucy is kidnapped by Jang’s men and forced to open the briefcase as they’re afraid of what might be in it. After learning that the contents is actually a highly valuable synthetic super drug called CPH4 that can increase the user’s brain function capacity, they knock Lucy out to perform surgery to sow the drug into her abdomen to transport it for drug sales in Europe.
However, while being transported, one of her captors gets angry at her and kicks her in the stomach, causing the bag to break, allowing a huge dose of the drug to release into her system. From there, she starts accessing more of her brain’s abilities. She starts doing incredible things like kicking major butt, accessing tons of computer data in a matter of minutes, controlling her own body’s metabolism, controlling other people, and more.
She eventually contacts Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman), who has much experience, studying her situation. She also tracks down the other people carrying the packets of the CPH4 drug so that she can eventually consume it and access a full 100 percent of her brain’s capacity.
This all eventually led her to a University where Professor Norman was at to set up the huge conclusion where Lucy consumed the rest of the drug while Jang and his men closed in on her. It capped off with Lucy time traveling ,accessing every computer there is, and more just before disappearing, and claiming to be everywhere. It served up a really weird ending.
Again, I thought the movie was very entertaining, but that ending totally threw me for a loop. The special effects were great ,though, as we saw Lucy instantly change her hair color, perform multiple levels of telekinesis, disable entire armies of men with a wave of her arm, and more.
I thought Scarlett Johansson did a great job with the Lucy character and was totally in her element during the fighting and gunfire scenes. I gave the movie a solid B grade. It seemed a little short and incomplete, like there could’ve been more of an explanation given. Oh well. Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.