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Apr022014

Thoughts I Had... While Watching The "Lucy" Trailer

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Maria Full of Grace if it had been a Luc Besson picture bankrolled by a major studio

That part with the eyeball is cool but I don't understand how increased brain capacity allows you to make your eyes change color and your hair grow super fast and change colors? These are brain functions of which I was not yet aware.

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This looks great, and I'm rarely excited by studio properties.

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Can't believe anyone compared this to Kick-Ass. I mean, 1. This is, on the evidence of this trailer, probably not a comedy. 2. A much easier comparison point (as far as superhero films are concerned) would maybe be Chronicle (at least in terms of narrative arc, tone and power levels, even though it's decidedly not borrowing it's found footage structure) and even though it's using the 10% of your brain myth this looks atmospheric, stylish, fun and crazy, which means it has even more right to USE a myth like that than Limitless. I'm a YES.

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

I'm completely in love with the Johansson we're enjoying now. Just yesterday saw an interview with Craig Ferguson that was a riot. And I'm already anticipating how I'm going to miss her when she gives birth. If she hadn't been in show business for so long she could aspire to dethrone Lawrence as the new sweetheart.

Wasn't the Wachowsky sibilings' movie trailer also quite Fifth Element? with Tatum as the new platinum blond Willis, and Kunis as the new Jovovich diving included?

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES

Remember when folks were talking about ScarJo's untapped potential a few years ago? She's clearly shaping exactly the kind of career she wants, and I am so happy that involves Tony Awards and indie films and Scottish aliens and Marvel movies and Luc Besson action flicks. Untapped potential be damned!

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

I haven't liked a Luc Besson film since... The Fifth Element, probably?

THIS, however, looks freakin' AWESOME. But then, "Maria Full of Grace if it had been a Luc Besson picture" sounds near-irresistible to me anyway.

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdenny

Started to get weird near the end -- how does increased brain usage give her telekinesis??? -- but I'm so sold.

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJake D

It does look like fun but I expected better from the trailer. It does seem a little too much.

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

Is this a movie previously called "Under the Skin" or is it a different one. We've heard of "Under the Skin" for so long but it doesn't seem to come out yet.

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

Well, at least she has a seizure when first exposed to the drug (which is something using "100% of your brain" would cause in reality), unlike Limitless. And this looks like it could be crazy and crazy good.

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

I think the filmmakers are hoping people only use five percent of their brain to watch this. Anyway, I love me some ScarJo and I will definitely see this but... I don't think it looks that great. Intriguing concept, though.

April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Armour

This post highlights so well why the first thing I do when starting the computer is to go to your page. It provides always such a great start into the day.

and yes - Scarlett Johansson

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIvonne

As a Taiwanese, I'm excited to see this movie. Thanks to Ang Lee, who shot Life of Pi in Taiwan, more Hollywood movies choose Taiwan as the filming location. There's no better way to infuse new life into Taiwan film industry and promote his country. Silence is next!

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHorace

Well, that's because you only have access to 10% of yours...

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJS

comment. testing.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

It could get very cliche very fast. That brain capacity thing was disproved about 15 years ago. I'm on the fence.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Lipp

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