Lucy (2014)

★★★½ / 👎

Lucy (2014) poster

A profoundly stupid film that genuflects at the altar of knowledge while conflating intelligence with sociopathy. It’s the cinematic equivalent of a cargo cult, mimicking better films with no apparent interest in understanding how they work. Worst of all, despite an atavistic reverence for creaky sci-fi and action tropes, the combat and effects sequences aren’t very good. (The Tree of Life wasn’t just less pretentious than Lucy, it also had better-looking dinosaurs.)