LUCY ( MA15+)
A FAST and loose action movie hell- bent on getting in your face and staying on your mind by any means necessary. Scarlett Johansson has the title role, and has as been her way in recent times, matter- of- factly steers it towards some frankly freak places. She plays an expat American student in Taiwan who has been commandeered as a drug mule by local traffi ckers. After the accidental intake of a dangerous new designer substance, Lucy’s brain capacity starts expanding at an exponential rate. The power unleashed by this ever- opening mind can manifest itself in ways which must be seen to be believed. And just as often, not believed. The only advice I can offer is to go with the gushing, exhilarating fl ow of it all, or drown in the backwash as this raging torrent of thrills, spills and ground- up pills surges forwards. Written and directed by Luc Besson ( The Fifth Element).
Now showing Village Cinemas