Genres: Action | Sci-Fi
Director/Writer: Luc Besson
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi
Release Date: 25 July 2014 (USA)
Budget (estimated): $40,000,000
Opening Weekend: $44,025,000 (USA)
The story is plotted on the concept that a human mind uses only 10% of the brain capacity and what if it uses all the 100%? It all begins when an American student from Taipei named Lucy, played by Scarlett Johansson, is asked by her boyfriend to deliver a mysterious suitcase. She has no idea what’s inside, but eventually she goes to a hotel room to handover that suitcase to a Korean gangster and witnesses a killing scene.
After being caught, four bags of a drug called CPH4 are surgically planted in her stomach which they want her to smuggle. Accidentally, one bag leaks and gets in to her bloodstream that enhanced her brain capacity up to 100%, which may seem low on the logic, nonetheless, she gets turned into a superwomen.
Soon she discovers some new abilities, including hearing voices in a crowd, telekinesis, teleportation, mind reading and many other superpowers that challenge our understanding of human physiology. The drug gives her control over each and every cell of her body, thus maximizing the nervous potential.
Following the revenge from her captors, she has turns into a merciless warrior against the drug mafia. Lucy tracks down the neuroscientist named Professor Norman, played by Morgan Freeman, who has extensive study on this subject and relates to her problem within seconds.
The story is a little too dragged with lots of fictional logic, but it’s a treat to watch. All the fascinating action sequences are put together by the writer Luc Besson himself. Topping the US Box Office with USD 43.9 Million already, for those who have watched can easily relate Scarlett as the female version of Neo from the Matrix.