Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Lucy" In The Sky With Diamonds

"Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly, A girl with kaleidoscope eyes" - Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, The Beatles 

These lyrics from the classic Beatles song, sum up Luc Besson's gonzo film Lucy.

Besson never met a genre he didn't want to deconstruct and he has really gone all the way with this Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Action/Acid Trip hybrid.

Based on the myth that most human beings use only 10% of their brains, the title character portrayed by one Scarlett Johansson becomes a forced drug mule for some mobsters in Taiwan.

Without giving too much away, once the drugs are implanted in her they somehow leak into her system, then she starts developing superhuman powers and intellect. It sucks being the smartest one in the room, doesn't it?

Besson has always been a favorite Director of mine, out of his many films my personal favorite was The Fifth Element with La Femme Nakita a close second. 

Add one of my favorite actresses Ms. Johansson, who can bring gravity to the most outrageous of premises to the mix and now I have another favorite Luc Besson creation.

With a dash of Morgan Freeman's soothing presence as what essentially is the narrator of this opus...what more could you want?

This was the most fun I have had at the movies in a long time! It made me think, the action sequences were exciting and hey I got to take an acid trip without doing the actual drug!

Consider this writer blown away!

Keep pace with Lucy at: http://www.lucymovie.com/

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