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it's a wonderful movie, ignore all the negative comments. This is an intellectually challenging movie which speculates about human potential and evolution. yes it is a fantasy not well grounded in facts, but that shouldn't make it any less enjoyable or interesting. It's a 'what if' exploration, which requires cognition at a level that, sadly, a surprising number of people are unable to achieve, thus the large number of negative reviews by those unable to comprehend what this movie is actually about. also if you are hyper religious you should skip this as you will find plenty to contradict and offend your (stone age) beliefs. it is however rather violent, so if that bothers you then skip it. but the violence is no worse than any other Hollywood fare and does not dwell on it or glorify it.
I truly believe that this is one of the best psychological films I've seen in forever. I am 62 years old and have been a sci-fi fan all my adult life. This is one of the best I've seen in a long time!
The script, the acting & the production are all OK though nothing outstanding. Entertaining enough!
I suspect that this is a movie doomed to be misunderstood by a lot of people. I saw a negative review comparing this movie to 'Limitless' and realized that the reviewer was making an error regarding what this film was a about. If you want a sense of what the movie is about. Watch the anti-fight scene where a male lead would have used his unlock potential to have a 'matrix'-esque fight with the villains. This film is about ideas. And yes, the ideas are wrapped in a ridiculous premise, but that was what made the ideas accessible. If you get hung up on the brain potential thing, then you're missing the point.
Not logical plot but decent action film, kept my interest and decent acting, great cinematography/visuals. Expectations were a bit high
The movie started with so much potential but it got progressively worse. The ending was super dumb.
Great movie. They jump right into the story, which threw me off to not get a proper introduction and character build on Lucy, but in the end - it doesn't matter and I've realized it's irrelevant to the comment of what our brain is capable of. Scarlet Johansson did an amazing job and I thought it was well written.
It's not just an action movie as viewers expected. It's a well done movie about our brain potential.
Great movie!!! The ideas behind it are HUGE. Unfortunately it is probably most peoples heads hence the many so-so and bad reviews. Grow a brain people.
This was terrible ... the plot and the acting. If you want to see a good movie with a similar "drug unlocks unused potential of the brain" theme, see Limitless (based upon the book The Dark Fields). Some of the special effects were good but fell short of impressive or well done.
I found this movie very enjoyable on many levels, and upon revisiting the parts I didn't enjoy, found they too had valid uses within the context the director and his panel of scientists would have wanted to juxtapose so many facets of humanity and intelligence against.
And comments from viewers citing their discontent with scientific views humans only access 10% of our brains...would it help you to get it if it was called 'awareness'? By arguing the point, it supports a level of unawareness that falls within the 10%.
I can understand some of the reviews that have been given regarding this movie. It is a beautiful movie to watch cinematically, and I like Luc Besson's stuff, but it just ultimately falls off and doesn't leave anything too lasting or memorable once you've finished watching it (though the blu ray set up and extra features on the making of the movie as well as diving into some of the theories explored in the movie). The good news? It doesn't spoil the prospect of one day seeing ScarJo doing a solo Black Widow movie, which was my initial fear when they released this movie.
Usually I don't like sci-fi movies, and worse action movies, but that one was exceptionally well made
It was exciting to see the magical potential of our brain. Great pictures, great suspense, brilliant. ... I bought the movie.
As with most films by Luc Besson, you have to allow for some highly implausible situations. There is lots of action and suspense, but Scarlett Johansson spends the second half of the movie giving us a stone-faced stare and not much else.
A strange, action packed movie with an interesting and creative take on the untapped potential of the human brain.
July 12, 2015......I was entertained, got lost at the end though, I guess I could say that it didn't waste my time, but I won't rave about it to my friends!
really good sci-fi. One of those...this could really happen.....maybe!? Scarlett is a joy to watch as she transforms and does a great job. Story line kept me interested and wondering what was comng next. I will buy this one and add to my collection...right next to Interstellar.
Unusual story with Lucy becomes a Superwoman/ and merges with a CPU. The description here is too vague. Look at more details on IMBD.
Excellent plot idea. Very nice visuals. Poorly acted. I thought it odd that as she got "smarter" she was less kind to people. Logically if you're more intelligent, you would become more creative and see more than just the surface. And one huge thing that got on my nerves every time they said it, and they said it alot: "You only use 10% of your brain" No, idiot. You use ALL of your brain just not at full capacity. The ability to draw uses a different part of your brain than doing math, however one person may have a greater capacity to do it. Which is why you have some people who draw amazing, but can't do other things as amazing. That was grating to hear over and over again. Also to hear about how complex life is and yet somehow it just poofed into existence was very belittling. Okay, either life is simple and everyone should be able to duplicate and invent everything. Or life is complex with things that get complicated the further you try to understand them. You can't have it both ways.
I liked the idea and the beginning looked promising but “Lucy” soon turns into a major disappointment. I would have preferred less fantasy and more of a serious focus on the science.