Sunday, 24 August 2014

#57 LUCY

#57 LUCY
Starring Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-Sik and Amr Waked.

Directed by Luc Besson. 89 minutes long.

A rather enjoyable Luc Besson Euroaction flick that starts off all Limitless, becomes Taken before morphing into 2001 a Space Odyssey.

Scarlett can do no wrong in my book and as she doesn't disappoint in this, silly but enjoyable action flick which see Scarlett's press-ganged drug mule getting her brain power boosted to 100% thanks to an experimental drug. After that it's a whistle stop tour of Asia and Europe as Scarlett takes on an Asian drug cartel and goes all metaphysical on yo ass.

After that it's an entertaining, but not perfect, action flick which doesn't outstay its welcome and offers a satisfying and unique action flick with a splendid soundtrack and some nice special effects and amusing stock footage.

Personally I'd wish it had a tad more action, but what it lacked in that department it made up for with a nice line in humour, some entertaining set pieces and an enthusiastic and, at times, bat shit crazy plot.

8/10

1 comment:

  1. I plan to see this next week: your positive review makes me even more likely to make sure I catch it...

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