Movies like "Man of Steel", "The Matrix", and "Thor" feature protagonists who possess near-unlimited power and can seemingly triumph in any situation that is presented to them. While they can sometimes have relatable personalities, their super-abilities and nigh-invulnerability makes it a bit difficult for audiences to understand their struggles.
The newest movie to present a near-unstoppable protagonist is "Lucy", the story of how a woman is captured and given a "package" to deliver to an unknown party. This "package" gives her the ability to access 100 percent of her brain capacity (when most people only use 10 percent), which in turn gives her superpowers?
So this movie is telling us that if we access 100 percent of our brain capacity, we could stop time or have telekinetic powers?
Somehow I find it hard to believe.
This movie has an interesting concept, I will admit. The idea that humans only use 10 percent of their brains causes me to wonder what would happen if we achieved 100 percent. This idea also makes me think: Is this movie calling humans stupid?
The previews and footage that have been shown to us so far have indicated that she's a simple girl who receives super powers and then goes on a quest for vengeance.
I guess that's relatable.
This film is certainly not rated for families (the R rating should be clue number one), but it may entice adults who want to see excessive butt-kicking from an attractive and strong-willed female protagonist.
"Lucy" opens on July 25 and stars Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, and Amr Waked.
By: Matthew Romeo
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