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LUCY

October 9, 2014

Recently, the new Luc Besson film has been released: Lucy. Scarlett Johansson is amazing from the girl next door at the very beginning of the movie to a kind of superhero, who evolves and gets smarter and stronger along the movie.

Lucy

The movie starts in medias res. We arrive in front of a hotel in Shangai. Lucy the main character is in charge of carrying a suitcase to a man. Things are not happening as they were supposed to. She is taken and a bag of drug, that is going to break, is implanted in her stomach. This substance spreads in her body increasing the capacity of her brain. This makes her the smartest women ever. Her knowledge is endless, she can even control matter, waves, or people. We are transported from China to Paris with a  cleverer and cleverer woman, crazy situations and simple characters stressing the importance of Lucy.

This movie is a condense of sci-fi, beautiful images, reflection on our human condition and on our knowledge. This movie , even if sometimes you really don’t understand some choices of the screenwriter, forces you to have a reflection on what you know, life in general and human capacity. I really love the movie; it’s really original and interesting. The actors are great ( Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson mostly).

Curious people , GO !

Gabrielle

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