Luc Besson directed “Lucy” stars Scarlett Johansson as a young woman who develops superhuman powers that boost her brain capacity, after being injected with drugs by the mob. Besson, known for writing “strong, ass kicking roles” roles for females, told TheWrap’s Lucas Shaw that Johansson’s character “might as well have been a man.”
Film critic Alonso Duralde thought “Lucy” was weird use of Johansson. “The smarter she gets, the more droning and robotic she speaks. Also, after the first couple of scenes, Johansson doesn’t do a lot action-wise, because she does it all with her brain,” he said.
If you’re a fan of Besson’s “nutty, crack-pot, existentialism,” you will not be bored, Shaw added.
Watch Duralde and Shaw’s WrapOff review above.
“Lucy” hits theaters this Friday.