It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy's body undergoes unimaginable changes that begins to unlock her mind's full potential. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio.
Lucy has an interesting concept and could have been great, but it simply wasn’t. The story was quite interesting for the first half hour of the movie, but from then on it was just bad. You could take the same events, make them over the top ridiculous and there you have the next part of your movie. The acting wasn’t great either. There were some good performances by Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, but the other characters were only so-so.
Let me start the review by saying that Lucy had way more potential than Luc Besson gave us in his 90 minute borefest. The movie started off pretty good, but from the 40 minute mark it just went from decent to bad. With a lot of over the top action and pretty bad CGI. The only redeeming factor about Lucy are its stars, with Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman giving a pretty good performance. Which, sadly, can't be said from the other cast members.
Lucy did have a compelling concept and had a lot of potential. Too bad it just became an over the top action movie with bad CGI. The first thirty – forty minutes were reasonably good and quite fun, but afterwards the movie got worse and worse (as did the CGI). Moreover, the story got very boring and didn’t add any new aspects. The acting was equally lousy apart from its two lead actors, Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. They put up some good performances, but it is not enough to make it a good film. Bottom line, you don’t have to see this one.