It’s going to divide opinion, that’s a given. However, if you’re looking for an hour and a half on unadulterated fun, enjoyment and not having to think too hard then this is it. The film starts off brilliantly, but by its third act it seems to have descended into absolute madness and has lost a lot of credibility. It is in part fantastically violent and dark, but this part sci-fi, part action film loses its identity a little the further in you go with it. And I still don’t know who Richard is.
I have to admit I left the cinema (which by the way is ridiculously expensive these days-and they can’t figure out why there is such a big piracy issue!) feeling good. I really enjoyed the film and was on-board for most of it, Lucy only started to lose me a little at the end. It’s tries to be a little too clever for its own good and the dialogue just doesn’t match up. Scarlett Johannsson is excellent at the beginning but she becomes more and more static, maybe as the character needs I’m not sure, but it does lose a little bit of soul along with it. I also don’t know what happened to that guy from Green Wing. He seems to have got away with it!
The film feels a little unresolved but is still enjoyable nonetheless and I’m torn; the first act is better than average and sucks you in well and truly with clever juxtaposition and intelligent direction but by the time we’re in the 3rd act it’s all gone a little bit pantomime. I wish it’d stayed with the dark story.
All in all, it’s a great film, and one that I’ll remember, and would watch again in the future.