Trending Capital: Lucy (A movie review)

By Raymart Escopel

INTELLIGENT, knowledge-packed and scientific. The film “Lucy” is indeed a mix of fantasy and reality as it showed how powerful the human brain is.

We usually hear in school that we are using a little amount of our brain as humans only use a little percentage of our cerebral capacity. Yet, what the brain can do with its maximum capacity remains a riddle.

Luc Besson’s “Lucy” that stars Scarlett Johansson, Amr Waked and Choi Min-sik has exceeded expectations as it successfully showed the audience the limitless power of the human brain with its combination of modern visual effects and fantasized facts.

It makes every audience stick to their seats with its interesting scenes giving them pure entertainment and thrilling experience as the story progresses.

The story tells of Lucy (played by Scarlett Johansson) who became an unintentional drug mule of a drug lord named Mr. Jang. The drug, which was inserted in her stomach, is called CPH4, a drug used by pregnant women to help the fetus grow. Unfortunately, the drug has spread throughout her system which led her to develop ability beyond the usual as she reached 100 percent of her cerebral capacity.

In order to look for justice, she looked for the other drug mules who went to different parts of the world. The infinite power of her brain led her to do impossible acts like multi-tasking in a speed of a lightning, read people’s minds and hack the computer system by just using her mind. She was able to capture the villain.

Yet, anything that exceeds is not good. Thus, reaching her 100 percent cerebral capacity has brought Lucy to her end. Though she was gone, Lucy is still everywhere as she has the missing link to who knows everything as she was able to accumulate the knowledge that people have gathered and listed in years of study.

The movie depicts the infinite power of the brain. It is indeed the most complex part of the body as its power is unexplainable and sometimes, beyond control./PN