A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Lucy is a 2014 French science fiction action film directed, written and edited by Luc Besson, and produced by Europacorp. The film was shot in Taipei, Paris and New York City. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked and Choi Min-sik. Johansson portrays the title character, a woman who gains psychokinetic abilities from a nootropic drug being absorbed into her bloodstream.
The film was released on July 25, 2014, and became a box office success, grossing $355 million against a budget of $40 million, and taking the spot for the third highest-grossing opening for a female-driven action film, behind Wanted and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. It received mainly positive, but also polarizing, critical reviews, with praise for Johansson’s performance, entertaining or intriguing themes and visuals, and criticism for having a nonsensical and convoluted plot, especially its focus on the ten percent of brain myth and resulting abilities.
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