Lee's Review: "Lucy"

(WLTX) - It is estimated, most human beings only use 10% of their brain's capacity. Imagine if we could access 100%. Interesting things begin to happen... (Professor Norman)

Interesting might be an understatement. Perhaps impossible would be a more appropriate term - maybe even impractical or preposterous!

Whatever the case, our girl Lucy is experiencing it. An innocent young lady, who is forced to transport a miraculous drug within her, gets a huge overdose of brilliance. Now she's using that knowledge for revenge!

But she seems to have acquired a lot more than just skills of deduction. She's psychic, telepathic, telekinetic...she's whatever she puts her mind to!

Is that even possible?! Probably not, but how do we really know? We're just everyday muggles who use only 10% of our brain.

Despite all its brilliant theories, "Lucy" is meant to be dumb fun. And that bit of irony may have been my biggest frustration. It's a film that works as long as you're willing to accept the premise. But there's very little rationalizing going on here. The absurdity only accumulates throughout.

I'm sure there will be plenty of folks who would consider a gun-toting ScarJo to be enough entertainment for any movie. And that certainly qualifies as a high-point. But, in the end, "Lucy" simply defies too much logic.


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