Written and directed by Luc Besson, Lucy follows a woman (Scarlett Johansson) who, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic, when a drug inside her body allows her to use 100% of her brain. With the help of Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman), Lucy needs to find out what her new ability means and if it can be stopped before it takes over completely.
Lucy has an intelligent and original concept and with the beautiful Scarlett Johansson in the lead, it was one of 2014’s must see’s.
The original premise idea, although a little similar to the thriller Limitless, is the film’s strongest quality, as you really don’t know where it will go. However, towards the end of the film, the story also started to feel a little similar to last year’s Transcendence with the focus on technology. It may be an original concept, but the story got a little confused with where to go, it felt. It was only towards the end that I felt let down, however.
A brilliant performance from Johansson who has had some brilliant roles lately, and a good supporting cast. I just wished that the film went somewhere bigger.
Lucy is set to be released on 12th January.