The film pulls you in right from the very start - I never once thought, “Is this over yet?” or “When will they get to the point of the movie?” In addition to being fast-paced, Lucy is visually striking, with strong imagery throughout.
And, like all action movies worth their salt, Lucy features a car chase that is fun to watch, even if it doesn’t contribute much to the plot.
The visuals accompanying Lucy accessing this untapped potential were intriguing at first, but eventually some unusual and mostly unexplained physical symptoms evidenced themselves, and this was odd at best.
I’m not good at rating movies (or books, or anything else) on a simple scale of one to five, so I won’t try to do that here. My overall impression of Lucy was positive, and I recommend that you see it for yourself - and come back to share your thoughts with us after you do!