Lucy, Movie Review

by Matt Slick

Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is an average woman trying to make ends meet in a foreign country. She is abducted by a bunch of really bad guys and forced to carry drugs in her abdomen across international lines only to have them extracted later--to her demise. When a bad guy beats her up for resisting him sexually, the bag of chemicals that had been surgically implanted ruptures and is released into her system. The result is a real mind trip! Her brain becomes, well . . . a super brain and the resulting action is a cognitive exploration into human potential. There are car chases, levitation, and a display of super-smarts that would make Einstein look like a kid playing with blocks. Also, she manages to kick butt with the best of them, but she does it by lifting dainty fingers and sweeping feminine hands. The result is a bunch of bad guys that go flying . . . and dropping . . . and fainting . . . and generally get their rears handed to them in a variety of ways.

I expected a little more from the movie philosophically than the self-imposed purpose of existence being "pass on your knowledge." As a Christian apologist, I realize there are incredibly important discussions to be had surrounding human reasoning, potential, and purpose. However, in the secular and often pagan Hollywood, such philosophically deep topics are dealt with casually and are as shallow as Hollywood's moral sense. Nevertheless, being the science fiction buff that I am, I could not help but be predisposed to like the premise and the movie. It was good, but not great.

There was little cussing, no nudity, and a secular morality that lacked godliness. So, if you want to see it, expect to find humanistic philosophy woven into great acting and a ton of fantastic special effects.


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.