Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson headline this EuropaCorp/TF1 Films co-production directed by Luc Besson, and released by Universal Pictures. The story centers on a woman (Johansson) who falls prey to sinister underworld forces, but who gains superhuman abilities that allow her to strike back at her oppressors.
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This is a niche movie that owes a debt to the science fiction of the past before Star Wars came out and changed the game. Filmed with a metaphysical/arthouse slant it owes more to movie like 2001 or silent running than the action/westerns that dominate current Hollywood sci-fi. The beginning of the film is intercut with imagery that is definitely not in the sci-fi norm - The dawn of man, a magician and an overused sequence involving s cheetah hunting a gazelle - and, as the drug expands Scar Jo's mind and makes her character supremely intelligent and in tune with time and space that usual conventions of science and mans' place in the universe are brought into question. Sci-fi for the thinking man. The director overplays his hand a little too much in this movie not only with the cheetah but also with the Chinese Mobsters and the stoic distance of Lucy's character but the movie doesn't over extend itself and will keep the viewer enthralled from beginning to end. Good but not brilliant.
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Although the scientifically inclined will have "fun" criticizing this movie, it also gave a visual sketch of the current status of the understanding by science on the evolution of the Universe.