This movie is all about what the elite of the world (the bankers, illuminati) want you to get used to seeing. They don't believe in God, they want to be god's. It's called Transhumanism. They did another movie on it with Johnny Depp. God is in control but most people these day's don't believe in God. They will see one day but it will be to late. Lucy is basically forced into delivering a package. That package is a blue powder that is surgical put into Lucy's stomach. The men that are holding Lucy, one of them starts kicking on her stomach and the bag breaks. It's all based on that humans only use 10%of our brains by Morgan Freeman's character, he believes in evolution, which is a lie. It's been proven by scientists that evolution is a lie but yet they still teach it in schools. This is because the elite control the public school system. It's really sad that people can't see through the lies of the elite "Illuminati". They are controlling the media(that includes hollywood), the banks, the government ect. That's why they are trying to usher in what they call the New World Order. This will be a one world goverment, currency and religion. This is all predicted in the bible. This will be when the anti-christ will reign and control the world. The elite" Illuminati " worship Lucifer. They are Lucifearen they believe Lucifer is the true god and not Jesus Christ. Don't be fooled by their agenda. They care nothing about any of us. Do some research on the Illuminati and the Freemasons. It's usually best to start with Adam Weishaugh (I'm sure I didn't spell his last name right) but you can also start with Albert Pike) Pike changed his name so it will come out to 666, the number of the beast in the bible. If you'll do some research you will see I am telling you the truth. Heck if your lasy others have already done the research, you can find a lot on youtube.
Mediocre Movie No the science is not theoretically accurate. The movie defines its own rules and then plays by them, but in no way is any of this accurate to theory. It is a myth that people only use a fraction of their brain, look it up. As for the rest of the movie, the acting is no better than a B grade Steven Seagal movie. Problem is SS movies have better action sequences and spend less money on cheesy visual effects. Morgan Freeman has the only redeeming role and it is painful to hear him spouting off bad science
This movie's success tells us a lot about the intelligence of society... Lucy is so bad. So horribly, painfully bad. The acting was pathetic at best, with even greats like Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson struggling to work with some of the worst writing and most abominable directing you'll ever see in a major motion picture. It's a complete waste of time and money. I can only attribute its success to the fact that it makes the unintelligent masses feel smarter by (ineptly) talking about subjects beyond their understanding. Doesn't even deserve one star.
Terrible movie. I thought it would be good with Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman being in it, and it started out well. But then it just got entirely unrealistic and stupid. The scene she is being held in a cell and the drug starts to release into her blood stream and her eyes turn blue and she started floating to the ceiling was the start of the horrid mess that is Lucy. She can access 100% of her brain while Simultaneously dying, and at the end, she turns into a computer. 0/10 would not watch or recommend
This is a film you really have to let go of any logic to maybe enjoy. The plot makes no sense, it suffers from an overpowered character that could end confrontations in a split second (but doesn't), and the "science" is totally unbelievable. Superman sounds more probably then what they propose in this. The cherry on top of it all is that the ending is supposed to be philosophical and deep, but just comes off is confusing in it message and overall unsatisfactory. I'm ok with ambiguous endings, but this just... beyond words. Really, I don't see why anyone likes it.
Gerber's review of Lucy 10% of the brain thing was really stupid. It comes from a study from the late 1800's in which a single boy was brought up in such a way that by the age of 15 his IQ was well above 250. The conductor of the study said that we barely use 10% of our overall capacity (meang potential). They also stole a lot of their material from Japanese Animation, Manga, and American television (eg. Elfen Lied, Parasyte: The Maxim).
Suspend your disbelief - and more! Let me start by saying that I enjoyed this movie. It was entertaining, and visually gratifying. That being said... It is utter nonsense. Good SciFi movies (imho) have to be anchored in reality to some extent. This one is based solely on the false premise that humans only use 10% of their brain. It's then piled on by saying that if humans could unlock more of their brain, they would be able to manipulate other humans, then matter, then time. It's so far-fetched, it really took away from the movie. I knew what I was getting into, but I decided to give it a chance and I'm glad I did. There was some beautiful scenes near the end and an interesting car chase. Morgan Freeman fell short of his usual commanding presence, but I think that's because his material was just so silly. Scarlett Johansson was as good as she could be given her only direction for the last half of the movie must have been "talk like a robot." I would say it's worth a couple bucks to rent if you enjoy the SciFi channel Saturday night low budget movies. This is just one of those with a much bigger budget.
Worst Sci-Fi Movie I've Ever Seen To start with, we actually do have access to our entire brain. Sorry to dissapoint people, but we won't gain superpowers from "getting more access to it" and won't die when it reaches 100% There was no explanation for anything either. It had no good concepts, amateur editing, and had terrible acting. I'm not just hating this because it was unbelievable. It's also a really crappy movie. People who are arguing for this are just arrogant. I understood the terrible storyline just fine.
Probably the worst movie I have ever seen No, this does not follow ANY quantum theory science. It doesn't follow any science at all! If you used only 10% of your brain, you'd be almost brain dead. We use 100% of our brain. The stupid misconception is that of the cells in our brain, 10% we use for thought, the other 90% of those cells do other work to keep the brain going. They are completely different cells. It's just the mass of all those cells. If you think any of this is remotely possible, you probably think vaccines are bad also.
Made me think... I liked the evolution of her going through the changes, makes you wonder about human potential. However the viewer is distracted by other things. I thought the Asian crime cartel violence was a little too ghoulish was merely added in for gratuitous horror effect that detracted from the story. But the very end where she turned into a computer seemed over the top silly. I don't know, maybe she could have turned into a human fetus like the astronaut on 2001 Space Odyssey. I would have believed that more than turning into a hardrive.
The "science" has nothing to do with my disappointment. I'm amazed Morgan Freeman touched this. The science sucks, BUT it's called Scifi for a reason. I went in knowing it would be extremely innacurate & I was OK with that! ...I really wanted to like it. My husband refused to go past the 1st 20 minutes. There wasn't any actual character OR story development. Spoiler: Dinosaurs did not belong in this..neither did a caveman -_- Lucy turning into black sludge? Seriously?! Just so dumb. The people talking about its "depth"...sure, if you get really high maybe.
Do Not Buy I have few words for this 90 minute time suck. I wanted to see this so badly and what a waste of time and money it was. A tremendous disappointment. I will give one example. She visits the main villian, kills 5+ of his goons yet let's him live to continue to chase her. This after she stabs and mind rapes him. Syfy quality with pretty light show effects at best.
Worst movie ever Hot girl bad movie. Wasted my money. Wished I went to see Teenage mutant ninja turtles instead. The concept of being able to use 100% of your brain nice. Maybe they should of thought this movie out more. Alot of people died at the end for no reason cause she clearly had the power to drop everyone. She basically turned into a frigging USB at the end of the movie a USB !!! Ridiculous I say.
Idiotic This movie is based on a premise that is utterly flawed. The "fact" that the average human only uses 10% of their brain is a myth perpetuated by ignorant people who are repeating a basic misunderstanding of neurobiology. The fact that this movie made its way all the way through production and release without anybody raising their hand and saying "Uh, guys, that's not actually how it works at all..." is pretty sad.
Terrible. Has the cinematography, plot, and acting of a foreign B-movie (think Oldboy and The Audition) but the star actors somehow makes this completely suck. There's a car chase scene where cars are just flipping and crashing all over the place for absolutely no reason. The dialogue is awkward and not believable. Just an all around horrible movie. Not a super hero movie - more of a very crappy sci fi.
I saw it in theaters (SPOILERS) It's a good idea for a movie,but it got super dumb when she didn't have emotions, and when she turned to nothing and all this weird stuff went on. Seriously, this...this made me so mad. She turns into a "robot" and has no emotions. Whyyyyyyyyyyy!! And they want you to believe in their fake science,All of their crap is fake...like whatever it's a movie,but when Morgan Freeman says it. It sounds too real. All in all.it's not good good,it's bad bad...that wasn't nice... You'd get it if you watch the movie.
Boring and Scientifically Flawed While you need to suspend disbelief a lot for this movie I couldn't get past the boring plot. You use only 10% because the other 90% is being used so you can walk, breath, and live without thinking about which fiber in your arm to move. The plot had no build up she was instantly a god and could stop any and all things which came at her. The characters were cookie cutter molds without substance. Yes she was supposed to emotionless but not everyone else had to be. Then the ending went 2001.
Awful movie - not worth your time, or money. Watch the trailer. The only good parts of the movie are in the trailer. Which by the way is why it flopped so hard as soon as it came out. I was so pumped to see it, but it sucked so bad that i still havent gotten over losing 2 hours plus 100$ (not to mention 60 bucks for popcorn and soda) at citywalk.
Scarlett Johansson + Sc-Fi/Action + Scarlett Johansson, Nuff said Honestly I could watch Scarlett on screen for two hours just talking about whatever and I would be happy. Add Some decent Sci-Fi and action with Morgan Freeman on top of that... Even better... Johansson alone added two stars to my rating. Subject matter is intellectual, which, makes sense why many would rag on it. People tend to lash out at things their limited minds can't comprehend. If everything has to be dumbed down for the masses, we got bigger problems to deal with.
Meh movie that's too far up its own butt First off, the main plot point of this film is scientifically disproven. We use about 100% of our brain all the time. The movie is about a girl named Lucy who through drugs can use more than 10% of her brain. The films goes on for an hour and a half about some stupid drug ring, bumbling cops, and Morgan Freeman trying to make the film sound smarter than it is. Then at the end it goes completely up its own butt, and it ends. Meh action, bad story, meh acting. Nothing special.
How does anyone like this movie? Bad acting want the problem. Scarlett Johansson was nice to look at and why this gets a star. The way the director took this movie actually made me regret watching it. I get all of the quantum physics, and moral stuff. It just wasn't believable at all. Just really, really bad. Don't waste your time. You've been warned.
Worst movie, painful to watch Entire thing was science misconception after science impossibility. The premise, the 10% capacity, has been disproven so many times. Watching it I just kept thinking out the myths. Only redeeming quality was Morgan Freeman's character taught evolution, and he also played God, therefore God knows evolution is true.
Incompetent people giving it one star are ignorant This was an awesome movie. I don't think people understood the ending. At the end she became god because she was everywhere. The premise of this movie makes you think that what are we doing with our lives? And after you see the movie you think about what you're going to do with your life. Life is not to be wasted that was the premise of this movie. I think the people who wrote one star and gave it a horrible review just did not understand because they were ignorant to what the plot was all about.
It's just really bad and predictable I don't want to bore you with a long review because I didn't want to believe the ones I read before I got tickets to see this trash. So watch it and see how much special effects were wasted on this garbage. I went with a psychologist who basically debunked all of the pseudoscience in the movie..it's not based on accurate research..
Left feeling confused Like when others have mentioned, there's a LOT of plot holes within the film. Most of the material doesn't collaborate well, and the beginning seems useless in the sum of the film. The ending was something to certainly revel in, but at the beginning of the credits all I could do was furrow my brows and ask why I spent almost 2 hours of my life watching this 'what If' theory film. Would not recommend unless someone I knew was into this kind of stuff. Personally, I think Johansson was not the best choice.
It's a movie not a lesson in brain function Actually yes we use our entire brain but not in the sense that we use 100% of it's capabilities. Frankly by reading the negative reviews I'm astounded that these people have the ability to experience joy or happiness since they seem overly focused on the so called science end instead of suspending disbelief and enjoying some astounding visual effects and in my personal opinion a pretty decent story line. Oh and by the way Epilepsy patients with uncontrollable seizures have for several years functioned pretty close to fully normal with 49% of their brains removed so indeed the human brain is "Not" fully utilized for basic human functions to exist. Here's a tip try not to take yourselves so seriously, you might find life a bit more enjoyable.
Absolute Grabage This movie literally makes no sense whatsoever. The movie makes a painful attempt at being "deep" but fails so miserably I actually felt embarrassed for the writers. Only reason I'm not giving it a single star is because the action and effects were nice, plus because it had Freeman and Johanson. P.S. PEOPLE USE 100% OF THEIR BRAINS FFS
What a mess. From an unwilling participant in a drug exchange that turns violent, Lucy becomes a wonder woman on a journey into the fantastical. But then, as rapidly as that, she's now a tree on planet ridiculous. Creativity, in this film, comes in two sizes: it is extra-large, or it is... well... absent. While on a plane, Lucy starts to disintegrate, literally turning into powder in front of the cabin crew, and so she rushes to the poo room and locks the door. You'd expect a proportional reaction on the part of the crew, but certainly not that one of them would knock on the toilet door and... insist that she must return to her seat because the plane will be landing soon! You know what, don't even bother.
Not all audiences are as mindless or slow as they wrote this film for. Also morgan freeman spouting eureka toned one liners does not count as a rational explanation. As a result of not engaging the audience on any level other than superficial this film feels more like an episode of morgan freeman through the wormhole than its own movie. Or like an add for dexadrine some shit. Booooorrrring. Only scarjo made it tolerable. Because black widow + brain magic = money apparently. Oh joy-i mean lucy. Wrong blonde
Misleading trailers The trailers for this movie make it look like some kind of action movie, but it's one of those slow-paced thoughtful movies that introduces unnecessary story elements for the purpose of jamming in more symbols to further the director's discussion of deeper ideas. In other words, the trailer makes it look like Star Wars, but it's really more Star Trek. As has been discussed elsewhere, the movie hinges on that tired old "use 100% of your brain" trope, and the world of sci-fi really needs to stop using that silly idea. Despite that, it is nice to see a sci-fi movie in which science is presented as a positive force instead of a source of evil, and the movie does have some interesting things to say about knowledge, society, morality, etc.
This movie blows If you are a true sci-fi fan, don't bother. This is really just an excuse to stare at ScarJo's face for 2 hours. I know the cut scenes are supposed to make this movie feel edgy, but I found them to just be filler in a movie that at times plods along with the speed of a sloth. The dialogue is miserable, with the only semi-cogent parts from a "science" lecture given by Morgan Freeman. I think I would have rather watched that pseudo-lecture for two hours than watch the actually movie itself. This is sci-fi written for five year olds, or those with the comprehension of five year olds. tldr, watch for ScarJo's face and boobs, plot is laughable at best
IGNORE THE IDIOTS Do NOT listen to any of these morons speaking about the science of the movie, incorrect 10% comments, or any of the other "diatribe of gibberish" falling from the mouths of high school drop outs; "Anyone" that attempts to speak to the accuracy of science, physics (quantum, or otherwise), does so without ANYTHING behind their name such as perhaps: "PhD", "Dr.", etc., are, to put it bluntly, imbecilic! Their adolescent analysis: an example of social promotion thru the 6th grade. Watch, and enjoy the movie!
I feel sorry for the people that don't understand this movie. I saw a lot of people that said we use 100% of our brains. That's only a partial truth. It is true that 100% of our brains are in use. However what people are not understanding is that we don't consciously use 100% of our brains. We only use about 10% consciously. The rest is an unconscious responce. I explain it like this to people. Your brain puts out an order to heal a cut. That's unconscious behavior. We are unable to control that function. A conscious response would be to put the bandaid on the cut.
Scientifically ridiculous I found myself laughing the whole way through this movie at how ridiculous it all was. I almost stopped watching a number of times, but wanted to see how much worse it could get. The visuals in several places are pretty nice -- would love to see this re-released as a 10-minute film with just the CG depicting the cosmological timescale.
It could have been Let's be honest, when you go to watch a movie you want to be invested in a character and see gradual change. This movie had nothing close to it, you have a woman who is using more and more of her brain and because of that she makes choices that sometimes make no sense. She will endanger the lives of innocent people but will leave those who stand against her levitating in the air. This movie could have been so much more than it was but other than the scene I described I felt that I felt like I had wasted $$
Displeased After first hearing about this movie, I was excited. The idea of it sounded very good, after seeing it though, I was strongly displeased. The carry out of the plot was aweful, the acting was also very horrid. This movie was one of Scarlett's worst ones. The ending, it was atrocious too. It didn't seem to really tie into the movie as much as I think the director may have wanted it to. I'm very glad I was able to rent this else where for half price because it's not worth it!
Interesting premise, bad movie Anyone who doesn't use 100% of their brain 100% of the time is either a coma patient in a vegetative state or a writer for this film. Dispite the common misconception, this film DOESN'T claim that we don't use 100% of our brains. It claims we don't use 100% of our brains' "capacity" or potential, which is actually true (most people don't use their bodies to their full potential either). However, it chose to throw science and logic out the window, and relied on flashy special effects to hide the nonsense.
Worst movie ever... No offense but anyone that rated this movie more than 3 stars are total dum dums. This movie does not make any sense. Yes, I know it's science fiction and everything, but I don't think you can control time by reaching 70 percent of your brain. Belive me, this movie had potential, but there are parts which made absoulutley no sense at all. Frankly, the best part of the movie was when it ended. That was worst 2 hours of my life. Well time to drop some holy water in my eyes.
Etherial I prepurchased this because of all the bad reviews :) i do agree with those who say science has found we do use 100% of our normal brain. But there is still a misconception they don't talk of. That is, like any computer, not every part is working at any given time at full 100% capacity! If something could cause it to overclock to where everything was running at full capacity all the time and as quickly as possible, then this premise could be substatiated!
The people saying that those who did not like it just didn't understand it are cracking me up. It's full of Bill O'Reilly-level scientific understanding. And basing a movie off of a common misconception (that we use ten percent of our brains) was major oversight. Talk about immediate loss of suspension of disbelief.