Marrying young is not the end of my freedom. It means I want to travel and see the world, but with her by my side. It means I still like drinking in bars and dancing in clubs, but stumbling home with her at 2am and eating pizza in our underwear. It means I know that I want to kiss those lips every morning, and every night before bed. If you see marriage as the end of your ‘freedom’, you’re doing it wrong.
Lucy (2014), Luc Besson
The tagline: “the average person uses 10% of their brain capacity…” is an old urban legend. ”Neurologist Barry Gordon describes the myth as laughably false, adding, we use virtually every part of the brain, and that [most of] the brain is active almost all the time” (wikipedia).
We use every part of our brain, but some people (like Einstein) seem to use it more efficiently than others. So, in a sci-fi film, this is always possible to imagine some trick to improve the brain. I don’t know exactly how this is presented in the film.
According to the reviews (like this one), Lucy seems more silly than brilliant sci-fi. Luc Besson usually films well, visually, even when his scripts are weaker, so, with Scarlett Johansson as the lead, maybe this is entertaining.
Limitless (2011) is a good film on a similar theme.
“A wonderful meeting, or a beautiful thing can exist. We depict hatred, but it is to depict that there are more important things. We depict a curse, to depict the joy of liberation. What we should depict is, how the boy understands the girl, and the process in which the girl opens her heart to the boy. At the end, the girl will say to the boy, ‘I love you, Ashitaka. But I cannot forgive humans.’ Smiling, the boy should say, ‘That is fine. Live with me.’” ( — Hayao Miyazaki)
OMFFFFFFGGGGGGGGGGG I WANTED TO DIE