Tough Chicks: Scarlett Johansson – Lucy
Luc Besson has been responsible for bringing several deadly women to the big screen; La Femme Nikita, Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, and now possibly the baddest chick of all, Lucy.
Scarlett Johansson, fresh off of playing Black Widow for the third time, uses some new moves to slay the evil men who made the horrible mistake of abducting her and shoving a bunch of drugs in her tummy. To be honest, stuffing her full of drugs wouldn’t be my first thought and I would assume that by the end of the film the drug-pushing Asian dudes who put her in that position are seriously questioning why they just didn’t sell her as a sex slave or something.
All sex slave jokes aside, that stuff is horrible, Scarlett is given a rare opportunity to act as little as possible in Lucy. It’s not Terminator level of non-acting but it isn’t far from it. The story moves along because Morgan Freeman is one of the best people at sounding smart in the world. I’m sure there are people around the world thinking that I’m writing this by only using 10% of my brain right now. Bunch of idiots…
Lucy doesn’t really get a last name. She doesn’t get much character development, either. She mentions being a student of some kind. Is she a student at a university in Taiwan? Why were the drug guys not Taiwanese? I could be wrong but I’m pretty sure they were Korean. Either way, Lucy morphs from hot, blonde American girl to some all-knowing, all-powerful flash drive in less than 90 minutes. Along the way we do get to see her kill a bunch of people with her brain and get into car chases for absolutely no reason at all, but when I think about it, Lucy had me at hello.