If you aren’t excited about Lucy, then you are wrong. This looks like by far one of the best and most original movies I have seen in years.
At first I thought this movie, though fantastical, was supposed to be set in our universe, but according to Wikipedia it’s a little more dystopian. The premise of Lucy is that the world is pretty much run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops. So though it may seem that the movie is, for the most part, set in our world, I get the impression it’s a little more corrupt than even we are used to. Lucy, played by Scarlett Johansson, is a young woman living in Taipei, Taiwan who is forced into being a drug mule for the Taiwanese mob. After being kidnapped and sexually assaulted (or nearly sexually assaulted—it’s unclear in the trailer but I’m sure no less traumatic) the drugs that were put into Lucy’s stomach start leaking.Rather than killing her, the drugs end up heightening her brain’s processing ability and giving her superhuman powers. Eventually, Lucy contacts Professor Norman, a neuroscientist played by Morgan Freeman, to help her understand her developing new powers, and presumably to help her not lose her humanity as she gains more and more awe-inspiring abilities.
Who thinks Tom Cruise still has it in him to be an action star?
Not me! He’s never had that vibe about him to start with, and now it just seems like he’s trying too hard. He’s always struck me as a guy who should be doing rom coms and not action. I put Tom Cruise in the same category as Pierce Brosnan (if you aren’t up on your actor names, he was the previous James Bond). Granted, Brosnan’s singing was terrible in the Mamma Mia! movie, but it seemed like a better role for him acting-wise.
Also, is it me or does Morgan Freeman look really steampunk? I’m not sure he can rock that look, and there are very few things Morgan Freeman can’t rock. Round sunglasses just don’t look nice on his face; I think they confused Freeman with Laurence Fishburne.
I don’t think the plot looks too interesting either. It’s like a cross between The Matrix and Prometheus without the female characters. I got the vibe that we aren’t going to have strong female characters, which makes me sad. The two featured look like talking mouth-pieces.
Anyway, that seemed like a very stream-of-consciousness post. Who wants to go see this without me?