It isn’t much of a secret that I’m a giant, proud geek and I definitely lurve me some good SciFi. In this I’ve also learned to love it and not linger on it till release. The final product, as we are all well aware of, can be bested by not only its successfully employed propaganda but also our own anticipation of its arrival.
I am guilty of this fimful sin.
When I see a trailer for a new SciFi I get all giddy, and “Lucy” was one I had been looking forward to since I saw it’s first preview. I can’t remember during which film, but I initially had some fears of how Hollywood it’d get and what the writers and produces choose to do (plot wise) with a person using the full capacity of the human brain’s potential.
Johansson playing Lucy definitely further solidifies her place in the female heroin role that certainly border’s on adventure. Since most of you won’t have the two loudest people sitting directly behind you actively going on as if in their own living room throughout the entire film, you’ll get to enjoy both a curiously intriguing, intelligent concept and awe at the imagination of what that might mean.
I also sat lacking faith of what they were going to do with her as she reached that level when time was her toy. My foremost thoughts didn’t want to see what Hollywood might do with the idea that more than one person with this potential is a paradox ripe to rip the fabric of space.
Not too shabby, Hollywood. You went in a mostly acceptable direction, sadly still grasping at what we SciFi writers consistently mock. Just as the Earth wasn’t the center of our solar system, Galaxy, nor Universe, neither are we Earthlings the center of existence. Don’t worry, I’m not giving anything away with this statement but once you reach the end you’ll understand.
I wasn’t at all surprised when I saw headlines this morning of Lucy over Hercules in the box office so far this weekend. Well, yes, she is considerably more hot than Johnson, her character also captures more connections than he. Don’t get me wrong, I think Johnson is a good addition to the A-list and I like his movies. But it is Johansson here…in a SciFi…as a female heroin…egging at all our desires for more…and seriously hawt.
Yeah. That’ll sell tickets.
And you’re not going to be disappointed you bought your own.