Obviously Luc Besson’s “Lucy” makes absolutely no sense. I mean, it’s Luc Besson. This guy has no concept of logical narrative progression these days. Which is weird because I still think his “La Femme Nikita” is one of the best spy movies ever made. But lately, man, anything he co-writes makes as much sense as a flaming bag of poop.
Having said that, “Lucy” looks pure Besson post-“Nikita”: a movie built almost entirely around a central visual conceit — in this case, Scarlett Johansson kicking ass. It’s about a girl who gets forced into becoming a drug mule and that somehow turns her into a super genius/Neo from “The Matrix” type. I’m still waiting for her to start flying to Rage Against the Machine, but maybe Besson’s saving that for the finale.
Anyways, here’s the latest extended TV spot for the film.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still seeing this movie. It’s the Black Widow going kicking gangster ass. Plus it’s got the Korean guy from all those Korean movies in it. And lest we forget, Morgan Freeman doing the whole Morgan Freeman “voice of God” exposition thing. I’d pay just to see that.
ScarJo kicks butt this July 25th.