2014年11月19日星期三

Lucy/超体

"Lucy", as the name of the first human being, is a big name in anthropology, and the movie is named after her to explain the ambition of Luc Besson the director, who may compare this movie to the milestone "2001: A Space Odyssey". However, I have to say that the movie itself can not support Luc Besson's ambition as it failed to balance well between an art film and a commercial one.

Maybe Luc Besson wanted to make this movie as a prophecy about the future of human being's evolution, yet, he sort of failed to make an acceptable movie. The giant difference between Lucy (after taking the drug) and the Korean gang's villains is so large that they hardly be able to threat Lucy, which is the shortcoming of a commercial film because you don't expect human beings could be proper opponents against a goddess. On the other hand, it is hard to classify this movie as an art one, like "2001: A Space Odyssey", as it lacks deep consideration to certain theories and future. Lucy's explanation about how brain works is no more than a copy from any textbooks.


Storyline:
It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy's body undergoes unimaginable changes that unlocks her mind's full potential 100%. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman (by Morgan Freeman), the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio.

Quotes:
Lucy: Ignorance brings chaos, not knowledge.

Professor Norman: We humans are more concerned with having than with being.

Performance impression:
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2872732

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