The movie follows the titular character (Johansson) as she's dragged into a smuggling operation as a drug mule. A package of some unknown substance is sewn into her stomach for shipment. But the job goes wrong and the substance enters her bloodstream. You might expect her to overdose and die, but this is clearly no black tar heroin. Whatever it is, it triggers the development of superhuman abilities and mental evolution, making her unstoppable—as her captors are about to find out.
From what we can see in the trailer, this movie looks to be everything we've been waiting to see in the latest Marvel movie releases. Johansson's fans and Avengers fans alike have been pushing to see her really get to grips with the character of Black Widow. Well, not only will Johansson get to prove her mettle as a superhuman butt-kicker with Lucy, but anyone looking for an original thriller that delivers much more than it promises may find that Lucy delivers more than most of the recent big spenders.
The movie delves deep into the concept of what humans could achieve by using more than 10 percent of their brains. That is where Morgan Freeman's Professor Norman—a man studying this concept—comes into it. Lucy comes looking for his help after her predicament unleashes the full capacity of her rapidly evolving mind, demonstrating that our wildest dreams, such as psychokinesis, may only be the tip of the iceberg. The visual effects of Besson's latest film are stunning (though currently more than 10 percent of that is thanks to the captivating Johansson), and the action looks frankly gut-busting.
Luc Besson, a brilliant director who broke out in the nineties with La Femme Nikita and Leon (aka The Professional), has brought international film fans joy for over thirty years. He's one of few foreign filmmakers to truly thrive and endure in the US film industry. Aside from Taxi and The Fifth Element, he has also written and produced such gems as Taken, The Transporter, and most recently one of the late Paul Walker's final features, Brick Mansions (yet to be released).
Personally, I cannot wait for this movie. Sound off, fanboys! Leave your thoughts in the comments section below and tell us this doesn't look amazing. Thanks for reading.