It’s been awhile since the lead in a movie is a woman with all the power. And by power, I mean the ability to beat and kick, the butt of every opponent that rises to the occasion. It is therefore, no surprise that Scarlett Johansson is Lucy, after her work as the Black Widow in the Avengers.
Lucy is a woman that becomes involved in a criminal transaction that forces her to smuggle an unknown synthetic drug inside her. Some of this drug leaks into her system, altering her minds capacities. The concept that we use 9-10% of the human brain, is used to explain how Lucy is gaining incredible powers based on the rapid rate she is using more and more of her brain. Now who is going to stop her? Morgan Freeman plays the neuroscience professor with enough knowledge of the human brain, to help Lucy understand what is happening to her.
Lucy looks to be something similar to one of the Resident Evil sequels, where whatever the umbrella company did to Ella Jovovich caused her to be almost indestructible. The interest that sets this one apart, is the curiosity of what she will be capable of once she reaches 100% brain capacity. That can turn out bad if its too unreal to the point of being cheesy or it can be the WOW factor in this movie with good execution.
As for the theory that we would be capable of reaching powerful capacities if we use more of our brains, most scientists have labeled the idea a myth. Scientists explained to Scientific American that the full brain is almost active all the time and Dr. Richard Cytowic’s video mentions that portions of our brain that don’t seem in use are actually at work silently.
I apologize if I’ve blown your dreams to dust of becoming a super human. In the meantime, Lucy’s official website, has a cute game where she determines how much brain capacity you use and then tries to help you to get to her level. Good Luck!
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Lucy will be released on July 25, 2014