'Lucy' Review

This movie is kind of old ie. it has been showing for awhile now but I never got the chance to really watch it. Plus, it was also on my “I kinda wanna watch” list so I wasn’t so sure. The day before I left for college though my BF and I went to go watch Sex Tape but Regal was all out so then we just settled down for Lucy because of the rest of the movies Lucy would probably have been my next choice.

I think Scarlett Johansson is such an amazing actress. Honestly, I have so much respect for how far she can act with her body in these action films.

On a side note, she’s also freakin’ gorgeous.

Anyway, I went in and came out thinking that the genre is sci-fi + action.

After I came out, it turns out that my boyfriend didn’t like it (which for me is surprising because he tends to make me watch those sci-fi movies…) and I actually enjoyed the movie.

It was, at times, a little weird and gross, but I enjoyed the concept and the way that it was planned out. The graphics were mostly okay (I personally wasn’t a huge fan of the black stuff at the end of the movie that was coming from her body) but it wasn’t bad enough where I felt like it took my concentration off the actual movie plot.

I think in general it made me realize that I don’t want to know everything. This movie was kind of big on knowledge and possessing an infinite amount of knowledge to better mankind. But this movie really just made me appreciate the small things in life.

Like in the movie Scarlett’s character stops feeling pain, emotions, she can change her appearance on a whim, she can control other people with a hand motion and she can speak/write/read fluent languages all because of some drugs. And watching her accelerate at all those things I wish I could’ve done in the past (except for, you know, controlling other people) made me realize that maybe I don’t want to do that.

I hate pain, but pain is also something that makes up human and something that makes us superior compared to other animals in the animal kingdom. We feel, and we express. Same goes with emotions. We love, we hate, we cry, we scream and we stress sometimes but that makes us who we are. It’s what makes us the dominant animal.

So really, I learnt from this movie that knowledge is great. It gives you access to other things and helps with through life, but too much knowledge can be life threatening and make you lose track of who you are as a human being.

I never realized this but that’s like describing my sister in a way. She is so focussed on learning, on maintaining a good GPA/grade level that she has lost emotions. One example is that my grandfather passed away earlier this year and most of the family that lives in Seattle went to go see him on his death bed and as we watched the nurses remove his life line, everyone in the room was crying or at least tearing up. But my sister was completely complacent and had no tears in her eyes and she even told me herself that she felt little sadness. At that time I was thinking that maybe the sadness just hadn’t hit her yet, but even at the funeral she didn’t cry and that was mostly because of her thrive for knowledge. Her strive for immense knowledge has pushed out certain emotions in her brain.

I’m not saying that my sister is as emotionless as Lucy but she is on the fast track of getting there after having lost one set of emotions (an important one may I add!).

Anyway, back to the movie- it was good (of course, not the most amazing movie that I have ever watched!) and is definitely worth watching if you like sci-fi/action. There is a little humor, but not a  lot. And the humor that is there makes you giggle, but not hold-your-stomach-laughing. Just a heads up.

Oh, also something that I did notice is that the Asian’s are the bad guys. I have a personal dislike about that because I am Asian. Why are Asian’s the bad guys? Is it because we speak a different language that make us look/sound more threatening?