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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Movie Review: Lucy

R, 1 hr. 29 min.
Action & Adventure
Directed By: Luc Besson
Written By: Luc Besson
In Theaters: Jul 25, 2014 Wide
Universal Pictures - Official Site
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked
From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. (C) Universal

What a waste of money and time. I went to see it with my husband and 13 year old daughter. We were all disappointed especially with the ending. My daughter's first words were "That was stupid" and this if from a kid who loves SyFY originals <G>

Scarlett Johansson does some pretty good acting, but nothing can save the story. Good science fiction can make you believe...I didn't buy into any of it. There are some really cool scenes, but they dumbed down things too much, spoon feeding the audience information so we could understand what was going on. Then there were the cheesy graphics.

I would wait for the rental, but only if you pay $1 otherwise wait for it to premier next year on the SyFy channel.

2  "I want my money back" Sheep
(it gets two sheep for the sexy French cop played by Amr Waked, and Scarlett's performance)

Sharon Stogner


  1. Oh nooooo, I had such high hopes for a fun new female kick-heinie hero. Walks away sobbing at the dashing of hopes.

  2. Ohhhh. How disappointing! I was looking forward to this one (I like Johansson, too). Adding it to the "wait for SyFy" list. *sigh*

  3. Aw, dang. Well, I always wait for DVD, so no loss there. Still, because I love The Fifth Element SO MUCH, Luc Besson still has a lot of leeway with me. :)

  4. That is disappointing. Thanks for the heads up.

  5. :(
    I was looking forward to this. You're not the only one saying this about the movie. I'll watch it if it ever comes out on cable.