History Film / Lucy

26th Aug '16 5:55:03 AM sabrina_diamond
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Lucy (Johansson), is a young woman who is forced into working as a drug mule for the Taiwanese mob. A bag of one particular drug is inserted into her abdomen, which ruptures when she is attacked, causing her body to absorb the drug. This progressively causes her to access more and more of her brain's capabilities, granting several incredible abilities - and causing a remarkable metamorphosis.

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Lucy (Johansson), is was just a young woman who is forced into working as a drug mule for the Taiwanese mob. A bag of one particular drug is inserted into her abdomen, which suddenly ruptures when she is attacked, causing her own body to absorb the drug. This progressively causes her to access more and more of her brain's capabilities, granting several incredible abilities - and causing a remarkable metamorphosis.metamorphosis...



* BodyHorror: When Lucy is on the airplane to Paris she begins to undergo a cellular breakdown due to lack of exposure to the drug. [[spoiler: First her teeth fall out, then her skin begins to shed, and finally her face ''disintegrates'' before she literally pulls herself together]]. In an intentional example, she mutates her own hand (including a pair of conjoined hands, CreepyLongFingers, and even a frog-like membrane hand) as she gives a lecture to Professor Norman and his colleagues.
* BullyingADragon: When Lucy steals the remaining three packets from the gangsters, they witness her do such things as make an invisible wall, send all their guns fly up into the ceiling, then send ''the gangsters flying to the ceiling''. The gangsters just get pissed, get more guns, and wage an all-out assault on the university to get their drugs back. Mind you, one of the guys ''personally witnessed'' said acts and joins the assault anyway.

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* BodyHorror: When Lucy is on the airplane to Paris she begins to undergo a cellular breakdown due to lack of exposure to the drug. [[spoiler: First her teeth fall out, then her skin begins to rapidly shed, and finally her face ''disintegrates'' before she literally pulls herself together]]. In an intentional example, she mutates her own hand (including a pair of conjoined hands, CreepyLongFingers, and even a frog-like membrane hand) as she gives a lecture to Professor Norman and his colleagues.
* BullyingADragon: When Lucy steals the remaining three packets from the gangsters, they witness her do such things as make an invisible wall, send all their guns fly up into the ceiling, then send ''the gangsters flying to the ceiling''. The gangsters just get pissed, get more guns, and wage an all-out assault on the university to get their drugs back. back! Mind you, one of the guys ''personally witnessed'' said acts and joins the assault anyway.



* CelestialBody: The sum total of all of Lucy's knowledge regarding the universe [[spoiler:can be condensed to fit onto an elongated USB stick seemingly made of stars.[[note]]Which is a very oblique ShoutOut to the ''novel'' of ''2001''.[[/note]]]]

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* CelestialBody: The sum total of all of Lucy's knowledge regarding the entire universe [[spoiler:can be condensed to fit onto an elongated USB stick seemingly made of stars.[[note]]Which is a very oblique ShoutOut to the ''novel'' of ''2001''.[[/note]]]]



* TheComicallySerious: Lucy turns into it at times, as she displays and talks about her new abilities with no concern about how weird they seem to anyone else.

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* TheComicallySerious: Lucy turns into it at times, as she displays and talks about her new abilities with no concern about how weird they seem to anyone else.else listening at the time.



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Lucy takes the wheel from her cop friend when the gangsters are trying to get the [=CPH4=]. She's never driven before, takes the absolute quickest route, and undoubtedly breaks every traffic law known to man in the process. Thanks to her powers, however, she doesn't hit a single car doing it. [[spoiler:Rather, ''her'' car doesn't hit another vehicle. Lucy smacks other cars around like crazy though.]] For some reason, almost the entire route requires her to drive the wrong way down one-way streets.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Lucy takes the wheel from her cop friend when the gangsters are trying to get the [=CPH4=]. She's never driven before, takes the absolute quickest route, and undoubtedly ''undoubtedly'' breaks every traffic law known to man in the process. Thanks to her powers, super-powers, however, she doesn't even hit a single car while doing it. it! [[spoiler:Rather, ''her'' car doesn't hit another vehicle. Lucy smacks other cars around like crazy though.]] For some reason, almost the entire route requires her to drive the wrong way down one-way streets.



* DullSurprise: After Lucy gets the drug in her system, she expresses little to no emotion for the remainder of the film. [[InvokedTrope This seems to be an effect of the drug itself.]]

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* DullSurprise: After Lucy gets the drug in into her system, she expresses little to no emotion for the remainder of the film. [[InvokedTrope This seems to be an effect a side-effect of the drug itself.itself...]]



* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: The drug isn't directly responsible for Lucy's powers. It just allows Lucy to access more of her brain, leading to these.

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* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: The drug isn't directly responsible for Lucy's powers. It just allows Lucy to access more of her brain, brain's capabilities, leading to these.



* OrganicTechnology: [[spoiler:When Lucy taps into 90% of her brain at the film's climax, she creates what Morgan Freeman's character describes as a "new generation computer" from her own body mass. It looks like something straight out of ''{{VideoGame/Prototype}}''.]]

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* OrganicTechnology: [[spoiler:When Lucy taps into 90% of her brain at the film's climax, she creates what Morgan Freeman's character describes as a "new generation computer" from her own body mass.body's mass... It looks like something straight out of ''{{VideoGame/Prototype}}''.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: The drug lord is shown working closely with a British man when Lucy and the other men receive their "assignment". He appears to be the "brains" behind the drug. He also states that if the mules are caught or go to the police, their families will be killed. After his one scene, this character is never heard of nor referenced again. Also, no reference is made to any of the mules' families actually being in danger after they are caught and Lucy speaks to her mom, who appears to be safe, after she goes off the grid. Apparently it was an empty threat.]]
* WhiteVoidRoom: Lucy creates one of these at 80%.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: The drug lord is shown working closely with a British man man, when Lucy and the other men receive their "assignment". He appears to be the "brains" behind the drug. He also states that if the mules are caught or go to the police, their families will be killed. After his one scene, this character is never heard of nor referenced again. Also, no reference is made to any of the mules' families actually being in danger after they are caught and Lucy speaks to her mom, who appears to be safe, after she goes off the grid. Apparently it was an empty threat.]]
* WhiteVoidRoom: Lucy creates one of these at 80%.80% and it remains there at 100%...
26th Aug '16 5:25:16 AM sabrina_diamond
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Once Lucy hits 100%, she dissipates, becoming everything.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Once Lucy hits 100%, she dissipates, literally becoming everything.everything in the universe.]]
28th May '16 3:15:39 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* CassandraTruth: When Lucy's roommate asks about Richard, Lucy bluntly informs her that he's dead. Her roommate figures it's just a relationship issue and doesn't take it seriously.
3rd May '16 6:34:56 PM Kalaong
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* TheWorldIsNotReady: Lucy ultimately does not believe in this, saying that knowledge in and of itself is not dangerous, only acting in ignorance.

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* TheWorldIsNotReady: Lucy ultimately does not believe in this, saying that Professor Samuel Norman asks this of Lucy, but she rebukes him; knowledge in and of itself is not dangerous, only acting in ignorance. ignorance - and knowledge makes ignorance a very easily treatable condition.
-->'''Professor Norman''': But all of this knowledge, Lucy... I'm not even sure if mankind is ready for it. We're so driven by power and profit. Given man's nature, it might bring us only instability and chaos.\\
'''Lucy''': Ignorance brings chaos, not knowledge.
18th Apr '16 3:41:41 PM RadiatedRonin
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* WhamLine: '''Lucy''':[[spoiler: We never really die.]] What makes it so terrific is the casual and throw-away way she states it. Yep, just solved 3-4 millennia of religious study and strife. Nope, don't really care.

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* WhamLine: '''Lucy''':[[spoiler: We never really die.]] WhamLine: What makes it so terrific is the casual and throw-away way she states it. Yep, just solved 3-4 millennia of religious study and strife. Nope, don't really care.care what that means for you.
-->'''Lucy''':[[spoiler: We never really die.]]
18th Apr '16 3:40:22 PM RadiatedRonin
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* WhamLine: '''Lucy''':[[spoiler: We never really die.]] What makes it so terrific is the casual and throw-away way she states it. Yep, just solved 3-4 millennia of religious study and strife. Nope, don't really care.
9th Mar '16 9:57:16 PM Eagal
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The thug kept kicking Lucy in her barely sewn-up belly, to the point that the drug bag ruptured. He would have kept on doing so if his partner didn't restrain him.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The thug kept kicking Lucy in her barely sewn-up belly, to the point that the drug bag ruptured. He would have kept on doing so if his partner didn't restrain him.
9th Mar '16 9:53:27 PM Eagal
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* BadassNormal: Del Rio, as shown in the final shootout.
17th Jan '16 7:08:47 PM Eagal
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* HighConcept: Woman gets superpowers by accessing the unused 90% of her brain. A cinematic masterpiece this ain't, but it's a fun watch.
3rd Jan '16 6:59:24 AM Temmere
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* KarmaHoudini: The man in charge of the drug smuggling disappears after his one scene explaining the job to Lucy. Though by the end of the film his operation is in ruins, the cops are likely on his tail, and [[spoiler: Lucy, who has become God in all but name, could more than likely blink him out of his existence with a snap of her (nonexistent) fingers]].

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* KarmaHoudini: The man in charge of the drug smuggling disappears after his one scene explaining the job to Lucy. Though by the end of the film his operation is in ruins, the cops are likely on his tail, and [[spoiler: Lucy, who has become God in all but name, could more than likely blink him out of his existence with a snap of her (nonexistent) fingers]].fingers (assuming she still ''cared'' to)]].
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