Fcuk Marvel and their brand of summer fun. If I had my pick, I’d let Luc Besson direct all my blockbuster blusters. Feels like 9ever since he directed ANY movie. I actually thought the last movie he directed was The Fifth Element. Apparently he’s directed 9 movies since then, and I saw 3 of them. One of those is his latest – Lucy – and it actually actually actually finally feels like the proper follow-up to Element, and more so to his BLAMMMMMAZIN Leo/The Professional. Sure, over the past decade+ he wrote & produced popcorn fluff like The Transporter & Taken flix, but he didn’t direct them. With Lucy, he directed the living fcuk out of it, and my eyes are thankful for it
Scarlett Johansson is Lucy, a girl thrown out of her element within the first 5 minutes of the film. She (and we) is quickly tossed into a shadowy underworld with an Asian gang trying to transport some beyond-mind altering drugs, sewn into her stomach. At one point she gets kicked in the stomach, the drug is released into her system, and BOOOM, her brainpower starts elevating from underused human levels to ones that would make William James Sidis‘ IQ seem like zero. So what happens from there? ANYTHING. This crazy brainpower power allows Lucy/ScarHo to do anything and everything and anyeverything!!! And Besson runs with it for the remaining minutes, complete with exceptional visuals and Morgan Freeman and his voice (and a Damon Albarn song!)!!! I almos wish there were more minutes!!!
While the movie is about the brain, it’s far from cerebral. It isn’t fully dumb, but it’s more dumb fun than it is intellectual property. But you wanna know what? I had more fun watching this summer flick than I did with any superhero and Michael Bay movie of recent memory. FYI – The only Michael Bay movie worth remembering is The Island, another smart dumb fun flick starring ScarJooo. FYI – LUC BESSON IS THE BEST (mostly)!!! PLEASE MAKE MORE WOMEN KICKING ASS STUFF THINGS!!!
Verdictgo: Jeepers MOS DEF Worth A Creepers
Lucy loos at a theater near you
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…