Lucy [Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet]
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From the visionary director of La Femme Nikita and The Professional, starring Scarlett Johansson and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, comes an action-thriller about a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors. Altered by a dangerous new drug allowing her to use 100% of her brain capacity. Lucy transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
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These type of films, of people who suddenly acquire special abilities is not new. The film gave me flashbacks of "The Man with the X-Ray Eyes," "Limitless" "Transcendence", "The Time Machine" and "2001..." just to name a few. There are more.
Lucy is given an experimental drug, CPH-4 that erupts in her abdomen and if you have seen one preview for the film, you know pretty much the whole film and have a good idea where it goes save the details.
PLOT SPOILER: The scene that ties the film together is when she is back in time and meets our ancestor, a man-ape which reminds us of Dr. Leaky's "Lucy." Here, as in the painting of the Sistine Chapter our Lucy extends her finger, like God, to touch the finger of the man-ape. It was as if they created the whole film for this one scene. This was the equivalent of the man-ape touching the monolith in "2001..." Lucy imparts to man an unconscious universal knowledge (Hollywood New Age obsession) as would later be demonstrated with the painting of the Sistine Chapel and Dr. Leaky selecting the name "Lucy" and Faber College of "Animal House" using the phrase "Knowledge is Good" as their school motto.
Unfortunately, the ending dragged on a bit, like a man entering a monolith. I was hoping for more face to face "Kill Bill" type action.
Looks good on the big screen. 3 1/2 stars
Parental Guide: Minor swearing, maybe an F-bomb. No Nudity. Scarlett does get groped.
Lucy arrives on blu-ray with MPEG-4 AVC 1080p 2.40:1 encode. The transfer is simply pristine, with beautifully saturated colourful hues and primaries that pop. Contrast is well balanced with deep, solid blacks. Resolution is excellent with fine details. The visual impact is simply exciting and stimulating. (5/5)
The DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio soundtrack is a dynamic powerhouse, with deep bass. Sound effects are directionalized, accompanied by an intense dynamically engaging music score. Dialogue is clear. This is an immersive soundtrack. (5/5)
The premise of this movie by director/writer Luc Besson is that the average human only uses 10% of one’s brain capacity. Here, Lucy turns into superwoman through a drug using 100% of her brain capacity. One word of advice: when you watch this movie, it is strongly advised to use zero% of your brain capacity. Just enjoy all the action, plus the star and soul of this movie: Scarlett Johansson. (3/5)
1 Lucy has an estimated budget of $40 million, but only grossed $126 million.
2 Like Alfred Hitchcock, director Luc Besson made a cameo appearance as the doctor in the Paris hospital with the other three drug mules arrested, later among those shot by Mr. Jang's gang.
3 Although the scenes in Asia take place in Taiwan, Mr. Jang and his henchmen speak Korean, not mandarin.
4 Lucy's full name is "Lucy Miller" from her passport. Her birthday is March 10th, 1988.
I personally find this movie exciting, full of kiss-ass action by a female superhero. It was originally rumoured that the role was for Angelina Jolie. I think Scarlett Johansson was perfect for this role. If you stop analyzing the plot, you will enjoy this movie much more. Both the video and audio are demos worthy. If you like action, this movie is then highly recommended.
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Love this movie. I have watched it 4 times now, decided to purchase it to have in my DVDs collection. Fast shipping, well packaged.Published 1 month ago by Christine
tres bon prix et service tres impecable et la livraison parfait et rapidePublished 2 months ago by Jean-Guy Pomminville
Great action - fantasy. Don't expect any actual science or deep message. CGI alone is worth watching and Scarlett Johansson does very well given the material ( one of the best... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gary Gough
This could have been a much better story and certainly could have had far better action sequences. They actually at one point seemed to show her powers getting less rather than... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Reluctant
One of the best movies I have watch lately. I love it and I think it could be fascinating for anyone who is interested in the universe and how we live...Published 3 months ago by Ella1