French action auteur Luc Besson’s upcoming sci-fi actioner, Lucy, may be based on faulty science, but it certainly does look like it is going to kick a lot of ass. Actually, Lucy looks like it could kick a lot of ass, however, if it winds up totally sucking, we won’t be terribly surprise. It could go either way, but for now, we’re willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. This new clip definitely skews towards the more badass side, while another new video details why, exactly, the science of the movie is total bullshit.
The whole thing is like Neil Burger’s Limitless, but with way more gunplay. The premise of the movie is that Lucy, played by the lovely Scarlett Johansson, falls victim to one of those other urban legends. She wakes up in a hotel room and discovers that she has been sliced open by random gangsters and had drugs inserted into her body, thus becoming an unwilling drug mule. Along the way, however, the packet busts open, and, lucky for her, she’s not transporting heroin or cocaine. No, this particular drug opens your mind, so to speak. Following that logic so often cited by books, TV, and movies that we only use ten-percent of our brains, this drug allows her to tap into that supposedly unused 90%, which, according to the film, is mostly involved in beating the hell out of people. Who knew?