This is a complete myth! The fun part is: What if it was true? (by facorread)
This film has greatly polarized critics for its use of controversial concepts. I am a scientist and of course this movie gives me mixed feelings about its science. But I'm sure about one thing, that this is fiction. I am able to watch a fiction movie, am I not?Some people review this film negatively for its scientific value, ignoring the fact that this isn't a documentary. What are these guys comparing this film against? There is no comparison against real-world science here. If somebody makes a film about black holes, I expect it to be faithful to the latest research about black <more>
holes. If somebody makes a film about the Sun, I expect it to be faithful to what we know about the Sun. In contrast, a film about aliens can stretch our suspension of disbelief a lot more, because we know no real aliens to compare it about. And my my, how wide a range of alien species has been spawned by the film industry in all its years! The main concept in this film is equally flexible because it has been proved a myth years ago. Everybody knows that, director/writer Besson knows that. These negative reviewers miss the entertainment value of this film because of something they were expecting harmony to actual science that was never there since the film's inception.So yes, some other people review this film for its entertainment value, because we want to enjoy this "What if this myth was true" scenario. And we are truly entertained. I loved how Scarlett Johansson developed her character very well even when there was inherently not much to begin with: an innocent girl with not further background than dating some guy for a week and living in a shared apartment. Scarlett's charisma, weakness, strength, and acting spill all over the place, even during the most flat scenes of the film, even during the most VFX-packed scenes of the film. Morgan Freeman is... well, Morgan Freeman. Fantastic actor except for the fact that he's been typecast into the wise guy role for like, 20 years. I like the ethnic diversity in such a small cast. Not that they are trying to showcase it anyway, but it's a nice touch.The action pack is very good, the mafia pack is entertaining, and the renditions of Inception, Léon: The Professional, and 2001: A Space Odyssey are all cherished. Once again, the central myth is developed in a very fun way. I believe this film has risked a lot in its development, but for us who want to be entertained and have our imaginations opened, this film delivers very vividly.
That one guy who told everyone to **** themselves (by thuffman-219-557602)
F*** this IMDb rating. I haven't been this entertained in 90 minutes since Pan's Labyrinth. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes gets 8 stars, and everyone is attacking the science of this film... f*** off. This movie is fantastically cool.Remember, critics and joes thought Boondock Saints, Donnie Darko, and Star Wars blew... yeah. Watch it for yourself. If you're a Luc Besson fan, you won't be disappointed.Bad-*** car chase, science-fiction, sex appeal my goodness, Morgan "the man" Freeman, Chow Yun-Fat worthy shootout, visuals that will blow your-effing-mind, and it <more>
didn't even take 2 sequels and a prequel to do it. What happened to people that used to enjoy movies?
If you're prepared to suspend disbelief a lot of it this is a great action/sci-fi movie (by dillon18992)
I went into watching this thinking "6.6; average but good enough for a night in" considering 22 jump street which I stopped after the _painful_ first half hour gets a 7.6 it makes me wonder about what the people rating movies on this site prefer.This film is quick, intelligent and has a number of good actors in it; if you watch it to the end you'll appreciate it, because in my mind it does everything right. After this paragraph we'll probably be moving into mild spoiler territory, so if you've not watched it yet, or just don't give a flying uh.... seagull? <more>
good job on your censorship IMDb, words are just words and they have their place ; stop reading.The whole 10% premise is false, I'll give it that along with the 'fact' that you somehow develop supernatural powers at higher than 10%; it's almost like someone saw the matrix, a supernatural film, an action film and thought "why not compress all of this into one film" as I've said in the title, if you're prepared to suspend disbelief, it works. If you want pure scifi with no major suspension of disbelief; it's best to look elsewhere. Though as I've said, the movie has all the things I like. Unwitting protagonist, pressure of time put on said protagonist, some scifi in between and the mind control powers of Morgan Freeman's voice seriously, they should get some real scientists on that; it would accelerate brainwashing research tenfold .From reading other reviews this film seems to be movie Marmite; you'll either love it or hate it.
Unusual, interesting and highly entertaining (by gnanag)
Normally I don't write reviews but these movie differed so much from what people told me I fell compelled to give my opinion. Because of the bad reviews I didn't expect anything at all. In fact, I expected a killer heroine who would beat her adversaries to pulp. However, I got an extremely interesting, unusual and highly entertaining story, that I found quite fascinating. Of course, it's completely unrealistically, but the whole idea is quite funny and unusual. I generally like movies which manage to introduce new ideas or differ from the same old boring patterns Iron Man 12, <more>
Final Destination 14, Transformers 8 . Lucy does that. Its just, well, cool. I absolutely enjoyed the Science Fiction aspects and seeing Lucy developing her powers was just pure gold. So if you don't break into tears because the movie operates on ridiculous scientific premises, watch it and have fun. It's different, it's interesting and its extremely entertaining.
A magnificent take on the theory of everything (by burakbabacan72)
Lucy is an action thriller movie. Most of its screen time is taken by the fast moving action scenes and the display of super human abilities. However, despite its unscientific claim 10% of brain power and somewhat shallow dialogue, there are moments in Lucy, where the script taps into really moving understanding of human condition. I guess these bits and pieces push the movie to a whole different level. If you leave the mindless shooting and "good guy & bad guy" stereotypes aside, Lucy is an impressive take on theory of everything. It really makes you think and more than that <more>
feel about the "oneness" of everything. That alone, is a really good reason to watch this movie. A real gem. Don't miss it.
Lucy is a quickly paced movie. Much of the beauty is found intellectually, with a good mix of black comedy.I enjoyed this movie so much that I would pay to see it again!Besson is evolving just as much as Lucy evolves in this movie and you may even find it thought provoking. The movie probably require an audiences with certain level of scientific education or open mindedness in order to understand or appreciate what's going on In the story line Besson manages to successfully transform a drug heist movie onto a very good sci-fi thriller.Not for those who can't see outside the box, or <more>
I think bad reviews come mostly from people who want to show other how good their science is. Fair enough, this film starts from the premise that humans only use 10% of their brains and Lucy can break this barrier and reach a whole new level in human evolution. This leitmotiv was quite smartly picked to raise interest,although scientifically inaccurate. However this film excites the mind of those who REALLY know physics and know how few limits there are in what we can achieve in pushing our evolution through science to become indistinguishable from magic. "Any sufficiently advanced <more>
technology is indistinguishable from magic." I personally enjoyed every bit of the movie and, as it took me to a journey into the far far future, where humans can overcome their humanity and become real Gods.Enjoy this film and let your mind explore the impossible.
Check the genre of this movie, it says SCI-FI, which stands for science FICTION!! If I watched every sci-fi movie expecting it to correlate with real life physics then there would be no point of the genre. All these bad reviewers seem to be on the more intelligent end of the pole but isn't cognitive enough to realize they're NOT watching a documentary!!!! This is a good sci-fi movie, which kind of lets you imagine what you could do if you knew everything and could do anything. Obviously It's not possible because you would have to break the laws of physics to even get near that <more>
point but it's still good to wonder. Worth a watch if you like the genre.
Lucy is a ridiculous but very entertaining film (by Argemaluco)
Lucy is a spectacularly ridiculous but very entertaining film which is the best one Luc Besson has directed in a long time... even though, considering all the missteps he has had since he returned from "retirement" 9 years ago, that isn't a big compliment. For better or for worse, Lucy employs Besson's habitual style, combining abundant action, a creative visual style and an accelerated rhythm which, in this case, distract us from the parade of nonsense and inconsistencies from the screenplay Hasn't the "we only use 10% of our brain" myth already been <more>
discarded? . Fortunately, this film counts with solid performances from the whole cast, starting by Scarlett Johansson, who brings charisma and credibility. Morgan Freeman brings his usual conviction, serene presence and persuasive voice, while Choi Min-sik and Nicolas Phongpheth bring quite a personality to their villain roles. Besides, with only 89 minutes of running time, Lucy ends as quickly as it began, it never gets boring at all and it leaves us with some philosophical reflections I found interesting. Lucy is not a great film, but it entertained me very much, and I recommend it as a pleasant distraction which doesn't require us to pay too much attention. And besides of that, I like to see Besson back on the right track in his career as a director.