Twitview: Existential sci-fi at it’s most fun. Johansson’s best performance to date. B
Man, I’d love to be able to mainline Luminosity and really be a big-brained mofo. You too? Scarlett Johansson’s gal is in the wrong place at the wrong time (or maybe it’s all right?) and gets to discover what it’s like to be 100% brilliant in Lucy. If 100% comes with goons trying to kill me, and my body trying to come apart at the atomic level? Maybe I’ll accept my limits.
Lucy (Johansson) has spent some funtimes with a guy named Richard. Richard has a delivery to make, but he doesn’t want to make it. So he does what any other nice guy would do; he handcuffs a briefcase onto the girl he just shagged, and forces her to do it. Lucy gets in over her head real fast, and before she knows it, she’s got a bunch of stitches on her abdomen and a gut full of blue crystal that’s supposed to be the next big wonderdrug for all the junkies out there. When one of her mob babysitters kicks her in the gut for saying no to his advances, Lucy gets to know what it’s like to ride that particular drug train…and it’s a whole lot more than it’s developers had in mind. As her mind begins to expand, and crazy new powers develop, she decides to take down the jerks who did this to her. Meanwhile, Professor Norton — neuroscientist extraordinaire — gets a phone call from a woman who embodies all his hypothesis, looking for help. Guess who?