Thank you to CKNW AM 980 for inviting me to the Vancouver premier to the movie Lucy. I received 4 tickets, so I invited 3 of my other friends to the event, and we had a fantastic night. Directed and written by Luc Benson, we were expecting a full on action movie like in the Transporter franchise. But I think our group of friends went in with too high of the expectations for the movie. We wanted an amazing Science Fiction movie, that would give an ultra ride, but it gave us a sub-par story line with lackluster action scenes.
Don't get me wrong, I do like the "original" idea of being able to unlock the power of your mind and discover the whole world and human body, but the story lead us to a predictable ending where a lot of Anime fans would know where it references to.
One thing I did enjoy of the movie were the visuals. The amount of CG used in the movie gave the perfect image of how the viewers were curious of Lucy's powers. It enhanced the movie quite a bit, and some of the scenes were visually stunning. There could of bit more of those scenes instead of just describing some of them through regular narration, which bugged me a lot.
Scarlett Johansson performed beautifully in the first 30 minutes of the movie. Every single emotion was shown on the screen perfectly. But as the movie progressed, the amount of action scenes were just lacking. It could have been because they dimmed down the amount of action to reach the PG-13 rating from R. But dude, blood and maybe some more actions scenes was just needed in it all, done by the Black Widow herself, sorry I mean Lucy.
I do not recommend it for people to watch it unless you are wanting another UltraViolet experience. It isn't even worth the Tuesday night movie deal, just wait for it and watch it on Netflix. Ending this off with a good note, props to Luc Benson for getting the iconic Choi Min-sik, it is good to see him on the Hollywood screen!!
Movie Rating: 4/10