Her body changes into a black substance which begins spreading over computers and other electronic objects in the lab, transforming them into an unconventionally shaped, next-generation supercomputer. She mentally begins a spacetime journey into the past, eventually reaching the oldest discovered ancestor of mankind, implied to be Lucy. She touches fingertips with her, then goes all the way to the beginning of time and witnesses the Big Bang. Meanwhile, Jang enters the lab and points a gun at Lucy's head. He shoots, but by then Lucy has disappeared, moving into the spacetime continuum.
Only her clothes and the black supercomputer are left behind. Del Rio enters and fatally shoots Jang. Norman takes a black flash drive offered by the supercomputer, after which it disintegrates. Del Rio asks Norman where Lucy is, immediately after which Del Rio's cell phone sounds and he sees a text message: "I am everywhere.
Now you know what to do with it. Speaking of Besson's "interest in making the film one about the way we interact with our environment, and socially as well," Silla said that one of the goals was to bring together a diverse cast to show the planet's diversity and a mixture of the different cultures. When I was younger, the purpose I had was smaller. Basically, this is about us, our legacy and what we learn. I totally understand that we can't take this kind of risk on every movie, but at the same time, you can't progress if there is not risk and novelty.
Of course, I would rather that it perform and the people are happy with it. Lucy was the second largest budget French film production in , with an estimate of 49 million euros. On October 23, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Besson had become enraged by all the media attention the shoot was getting that day. Meeting reporters in Taipei a day after he finished shooting the Taiwan part of the film, he stated, "We don't want pictures with new dresses of Scarlett.
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Sometime [ sic ] I lost a bit of my concentration because I'm bothered by that. Besson singled out two unnamed agencies from Hong Kong for special condemnation. News reports emerged that he wanted to leave Taiwan early to register his disapproval of their actions, but Besson labelled these as incorrect. Lucy has the most visual effects in a film directed by Besson,  with over 1, effects shots under senior visual effects supervisor Nicholas Brooks. Bluff described Lucy as "really fun because it wasn't a thousand shots of robots or things we typically do," instead relying on short sequences "that required a lot of new ways to problem-solve and to visualize them.
The soundtrack was released on 22 July by Back Lot Music. On April 2, , the first trailer for Lucy was released. In his book titled Great Myths of the Brain , Christian Jarrett quotes directly from the film poster, dismissing it and the film's portrayal of the potential for "mastering all knowledge and hurling cars with her mind" as being fully speculative fiction. On July 25, Lucy opened at 3, theaters in the United States.
The audience for Lucy was split evenly between men and women, with 65 percent being over age Scarlett is a star, and her presence [in the film] made it a lot more appealing for women. Early reviews for the film were positive and mixed,     and later generally positive. The site's critical consensus reads: "Enthusiastic and silly, Lucy powers through the movie's logic gaps with cheesy thrills plus Scarlett Johansson's charm — and mostly succeeds at it.
In France, the film received 14 press reviews. Regarding the positive reception, Danielle Attali wrote in Le Journal du dimanche that "Luc Besson's thriller shows a successful talent to entertain and keep in suspense". Among U. She ably plays the title character as she transforms from average person to omnipotent entity" and "ultimately, more of Lucy works than doesn't.
It's a fun movie even if its 'science' more than strains suspension of disbelief.
It's a credit to Besson's style and Johansson's performance that Lucy isn't a train wreck. Lucy is an impeccably realized vision of Besson's view of things.
By contrast, John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter stated that "plenty of films and novels have envisioned what would happen if we gained conscious control over our entire brain," but that "it's hard to recall one whose ideas were more laughable than this one. Every now and then, a nugget of real philosophy is dropped into the screenplay, but it's surrounded by so much blather that even a generous viewer has trouble using it to justify what Lucy experiences. Here, his style is slick but hand-holdingly literal" and "as the newly bionic Lucy seeks vengeance, Besson even tries to convince us she's a strong female character, which to the majority of male action directors simply means a sexy, silent badass.
The real females in the audience may wonder why a genius would limp across a multi-continental gunfight in five-inch Louboutins. Among the main criticisms of the film were the ten percent of brain myth , Lucy becoming less empathetic and more robotic as her brain capacity increases, her invincibility,     and the use of animal imagery to convey "obvious points.
However, it is definitely much more than 10 per cent.
Lucy stays true to its own invented physics. It's like A Space Odyssey for those with short attention spans, and those people need to have their minds blown, too, I suppose. He was selfish. Lucy is selfless. Hollywood journalist Nikki Finke reported in a July post on her film industry blog that: "In August, a Lucy graphic novel will be released online with four chapters appearing every other day for one week. In an April WonderCon interview, Besson was asked about the possibility of a Lucy sequel and stated, "With Lucy , you'll see the end of the film.
It's not made for that. If I find something good enough, maybe I will, but for now I don't even think about it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lucy Theatrical release poster. France . Retrieved June 4, Focus Taiwan. Central News Agency. External Sites. User Reviews.
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