It’s an age-old sci-fi question.. What would happen if we could use 100% of our brain capacity? The answer is simple.. Nothing that is depicted in 2014’s “Lucy”.

OK, I’ll concede that this is Sci-Fi, and liberties must be taken in logic to give way to a story. I do get that. But, when I watch a sci-fi movie, I expect some sort of logic and a small dose of realism to make the story reasonably believable.

The myth that humans only use 10% of their brain, is an old one.. and completely wrong. Honestly, I’m surprised Morgan Freeman read this script and said “Sure, I’ll do it.” in his smooth, enticing voice.

Lucy is less of a “superior being” and more of a fucking showoff. Pulling off effects and tricks for no purpose other than saying “hey, look what I can do”. It was fun at first, but after a while, it got really boring and rather tedious.

The story is simple. Lucy, an american white girl, is coerced into delivering a package to an international drug dealer who is developing a super drug with weird side effects. Things get odd when she is packed with several bags of this blue drug.. and they begin to leak inside her, causing an overdose – which somehow kickstarts her brain into overdrive.

Soon, she can read minds, control others thoughts, and even change her own appearance. Several scenes seem to be rip offs from Katsuhiro Otomo’s “Akira”.  Lucy seeks out the assistance of famed smart guy, Professor Norman, (Morgan Freeman) and begins showing off her new abilities, turning on his TV, communicating through his phone, radio, etc..  She fights bad guys to see Prof. Norman, and downloads her vast knowledge into an organic computer.. and I guess she actually becomes the computer.. and loads all of her self onto a flashdrive.

Yeah, that happened.

If you’re looking for a CGI effect extravaganza, then see Lucy. But, leave your brain behind. Ya know.. just to be safe.

Author: Jethal