On the surface, this sounded like a good premise. A woman exposed to a substance that expands the amount of brain power she has until it reaches 100%. The possibilities for a good story are endless. Unfortunately, the writer decided on the lamest one.
The director had an easy job. Take two great actors give them simple directions and start filming. In Morgan Freeman’s case, just stand and look dumbfounded. For Scarlett Johansson, just walk around looking perplexed. Throw in a car chase, machine guns in a confined space where no one is injured, and some footage from National Geographic and the film is complete.
In the film the character Lucy says, “Time is the only true unit of measure”. True, and I just wasted 89 minutes of mine. This gets one cigar, make that one short cigar.