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Lucy – Review – no spoilers

lucy_ver2_xlgWheeeee! an action flick with a (hot) female lead that didn’t devolve into crazytown and/or sexist tropes! 😀 I think the best thing about this movie is the character gets smarter as it nears the end. Granted, that’s the premise: Lucy get’s involuntarily turned into a drug mule with a synthesized enzyme of some sort that sends her brain on the journey to 100% utilized, but still.

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve seen this now (bad!Nancy, slow reviewer!), but it’s still out so I thought I would share the joy. Lucy was actually a real girl before getting turned into a superhuman, which is what pleased me most. She was a partygirl, sure, but had background, friends, and a family back in the US somewhere and even a real bravery when faced with seriously scary dudes with guns. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Morgan Freeman was his usual awesome self and I enjoyed the confused-but-willing-to-trust-her Amr Waked (the cop) quite a lot. Plus he kicked ass on his own, too, so that was cool. The best part was, he was basically Lucy’s sidekick and it totally worked! So take that, you people who think a woman can’t be in charge/kickass without the man being emasculated! 😛

The direction and photography on this was also really awesome. Very smooth and glitzy, but without losing the human element. I liked the writing, obviously, though starting from a stereotype (partygirl) was a tiny bit annoying; nothing to lose sleep over though. I really liked the “wonder” of exploration Freeman’s character espoused.

I will warn that there’s somewhat of an ambiguous ending in this one, but it made perfect sense to the story, so I didn’t mind it at all and usually, I hate those. So yeah. Go tell H’wood with your dollar that you want more of these by going to see it!

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About Nancy M. Griffis

Author and screenwriter who loves scifi/action/adventure/urban fantasy genres. I have two published novels, Mind Games and Eternal Investigations, as well as a short story published for charity called "Home Fires Burning." All are available through amazon.com and barnesandnobles.com.

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