SHE HAS THE POWER.
American student Lucy (Scarlett Johansson), who’s living in Taiwan, is tricked into delivering a mysterious briefcase to a mob boss; after being subjected to a drug, her physical and mental capabilities increase in unimaginable ways… In this silly (but popular) sci-fi-actioner, Luc Besson plays around with the old idea that we’re only using 10 % of our brain. Unfortunately, there isn’t much food for thought here and the last twenty minutes are unsatisfyingly overblown. The action is more engaging and Johansson is solid in the lead.
2014-France. 89 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Luc Besson. Cast: Scarlett Johansson (Lucy), Morgan Freeman (Samuel Norman), Choi Min-sik (Mr. Jang), Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbaek.
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