This Tuesday is another movie. Again an older one but I just saw it a few weeks ago. The premise is that through some medication/chemical a woman is able to unlock her brain and use 100% of it. I hoped for more than what I actually got. It was entertaining but honestly I wouldn’t tell a friend to go out of their way to see it. However if it’s on and you are looking for something to watch, it’s not say Nothing But Trouble which I wouldn’t inflict on anyone.
First off let’s debunk the premise that we only use 10% of our brains. It’s an urban myth any way you look at it. No we may not use our full potential but a lot of that is training our brain and using it not that we need something to unlock it beyond effort. It’s nice to think we might just take a pill or eat a blue powder and become one with the universe seeing all of time. However, this is fiction and I’ll give them that as a fact in their fictional world.
Lucy is just an average girl that through unfortunate circumstances becomes a drug mule. Well you guessed it the drug is the one that unlocks your mind. She must understand what’s happening to her, defeat the bad hombres which gets easier as she gets more powerful, and get her information to the good scientists so they can use it for the betterment of mankind.
I came to the move to enjoy the middle part there. The beating the bad guys with growing intellect and helping good scientists with it. I wanted to enjoy the power Lucy gets. How it defeats evil in a good average person and answers the deep questions science is trying to answer.
Yes we get a scene or two of this but the build up and her ultimate experience take way too much of the movie for me. Okay drug mule goes bad metabolizes it all is super smart, first quarter or less of the movie. Experiences nirvana as gains 100% last tenth. In between fun stuff of being super powered. However it didn’t turn out that way. So much potential but sadly lost in explanation.
So if you are channel surfing and come up on it – watch it’s okay but if you fall asleep don’t worry you didn’t miss much.