Fun with Lucy
“Lucy” has a short running time and I’m fine with it. If it were a few minutes longer its flaws would’ve been difficult to ignore, which would probably affect my general enjoyment in watching the film. Sure, the premise has been scientifically proven to be untrue but it still fascinates me. What if large portions of our brain are really just dormant? What happens when these portions are somehow stimulated into being? What would we be able to do with increased brain power? Is this part of our evolutionary track?
The movie answered these questions of mine in probably the silliest and trippiest manner possible but I didn’t mind. After all, wasn’t it long ago when Luc Besson proposed that the 5th element, which was critical for the survival of the human race, was love? If you didn’t enjoy that (as I did) then you wouldn’t probably enjoy watching Lucy.
Angelina Jolie is rumored to have dropped out of the project before filming began. Mr Besson himself denied this. I think Scarlett Johansson was exquisite in the role. I don’t see how anybody else could have done a better job. Sure, this can also be interpreted as an ‘audition’ for another superhero role *wink-wink (like Madonna’s “Take a Bow” music video was an audition for “Evita”) but if it were an audition indeed, this was an audition that she nailed.
So Marvel, when are you going to give Scarlett her own Black Widow movie?