Monday, 19 January 2015

Blu-ray Review - Lucy

Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman
Studio: Universal Home Entertainment
Release Date: January 20, 2015
Retail: $34.99
Running time: 90 minutes
Rated: R
Buy Link: Amazon


Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday January 20, 2015 is the blockbuster science fiction action film Lucy. The film is directed by Luc Besson and stars Scarlett Johnansson and Morgan Freeman. Special Features include Cerebral Capacity: The True Science of Lucy and The Evolution of Lucy (Blu-ray Exclusive).

Scarlett Johnasson plays Lucy, a young woman who is forced to deliver a suitcase to a businessman in Taipei, Taiwan. She is already scared to death to begin with and even more when is forced into smuggling a new drug called CPH4. She wakes up with a bag of the drugs sewed into her abdomen. She is suppose to hop on a plane and travel to Europe to deliver the drugs to a buyer. However, nobody expected the bag to leak, causing the CPH4 to seep into your system.

The drug gives Lucy the ability to access her cerebral capacity, which enhances her strength, increases her intelligence and gives her superpowers such as telekinesis, mental time travel and telepathy. She is able to use her new powers to escape the drug lord's men, but as the minutes pass, her cerebral capacity keeps growing. After some quick research, she figures out that she only has a day or so left to live. She seeks out the other CPH4 bags in the attempt to keep her alive long enough to meet Professor Samuel Norman (played by Morgan Freeman), a scientist who has been researching the cerebral capacity myth for over 20 years. Dr. Norman may might be the only person who can save Lucy before she disintegrates.

The film received positive to mixed reviews from critics last summer and managed to pull in over $450 million at the box-office on only a $40 million budget.

I've never been a fan of Scarlett Johansson until she started appearing in Marvel films. I recall seeing Lucy being advertised last summer, but I completely forgot about the film until I had a chance to review the Blu-ray. Despite being only 90 minutes in length, Lucy manages to be an entertaining action film, but at the same time it is a bit silly. If you can get over the convoluted plot and just sit back and watch the movie, then you might just like Lucy. Like I already mentioned, I'm not the biggest fan of Scarlett Johansson, but she does a pretty good job playing the lead the role and of course Morgan Freeman gives another a great performance. Overall, Lucy is a weird science fiction action flick with great acting and visuals; it is not even close to being perfect, but it is fun to watch.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love comments from my readers! However, I will delete all spam and irrelevant comments.

*Note - I reserve the right to remove comments from the blog. Please leave comments that are useful and respectful.