lucy-hd-wallpaperFor this week’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, we wanted to showcase how women can be just as badass as the men. I chose a film that stars Scarlet Johansson (The Avengers) in the film Lucy. Scarlet plays the title character who is a timid, naive woman who thanks to her new boyfriend is caught in a very dark drug deal. Lucy is to transport some new synthetic drug inside her abdomen, but after the contents break loose inside her, she starts to change. Lucy starts to gain complete control of all her senses, cells, and the people around her so she decides to turn the tables on the dealers who put her in this situation in the first place.  The film also stars Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption) as Professor Norman, Min-shik Choi (Oldboy) as Mr. Jang, Amr Waked (Syriana) as Pierre Del Rio, Julian Rhind-Tutt (Rush) as The Limey, Pilou Asbæk (R) as Richard, Analeigh Tipton (Warm Bodies) as Caroline, Mason Lee (The Hangover II) as Regent Hotel Concierge #2, and the film was directed by Luc Besson (The Professional). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats from the film:

Lucy Stats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lucy-2014-movieAs far as the stats are concerned for Lucy, she has a total of 32 kills/knockouts and they are some pretty creative ways to kick people’s asses. She doesn’t really have an origin story to speak of other than I believe she is a student living in Taiwan. We find out in the beginning that Richard is her boyfriend so it safe to say she has a love interest and he is killed right away so that answers the next question. The big boss is defeated, but it’s not by Lucy so you’ll have to see how it happens. She has some pretty badass abilities after the drugs inject into her system and as she starts using more of her brain capacity. She can see through walls, she can create force fields, and telepathically move people. It was definitely a cool attempt at creating a different kind of Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller from a great director like Luc Besson. One of the things I liked about the film was in the beginning with the images that flashed on the screen. Richard is trying to get Lucy to deliver the package for him and as she starts to think about, you see an image of a mouse taking the bait which is cheese. After she enters the building, Mr. Jang’s people are all of sudden represented by images of a pack of Cheetahs closing in on their kill as the men start to approach. I thought that was pretty cool and the idea of what a human can do with so much control of brain capacity is actually a fascinating idea because we do wonder these things. It wasn’t film of the year material, but it was an interesting watch for sure. I am going to give the film 3.5 fists out of five for a final grade cause Scarlet Johannson is a bad ass just watch The Avengers films.

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