September 9, 2014

In a random sequence of events, a girl is captured by a gang and forced to carry a bag of unknown drugs inside her stomach. As the drug bag bursts, the girl becomes completely exposed to the product and starts changing in an unimaginable way, gaining new mental capacities.

In its core, the premise of 'Lucy' (2014) seems to be inspired by the classic Japanese movie 'Akira' (1988). Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is confronted with an ability to use her brain's overcapacity and, like Tetsuo (the male character who faces that same challenge in 'Akira'), she has to deal with everything it implies. But that's not all. A lot of the scenes and graphic choices seem to be influenced by the Japanese animation classic. There's no doubt Katsuhiro Ôtomo's 'Akira' was an inspiration to create a completely new script, with its own path.

The choice for a female character seems perfect to create a bigger impact when change happens. From the fragile girl that we initially meet, Lucy becomes a super woman, perfect for Luc Besson's passion for slow motion action scenes with fearless "Nikita type" characters who never look at explosions.

Scarlett Johansson can go from an invisible, shy girl like Charlotte in 'Lost In translation' (2003) to a fierce Black Widow in 'The Avengers' (2012), so there's no doubt she is a perfect choice to play Lucy. She is that approachable figure that we can easily identify with and, whatever she does, we are always on her side.

Apart from the kitschy CGI scenes of fizzy Alka-Seltzer that seem to take place inside Lucy's stomach when she's exposed to the transforming ingredient, 'Lucy' is a captivating and intriguing movie with the right dose of female empowerment. And we can never have enough of that.

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