Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cinema Cycle - Lucy

CINEMA CYCLE

(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
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DATE REVIEWED: 01/27/2016

TITLE: Lucy

FORMAT: Streaming (Google Play)

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 29 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 20.4 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3992.4 miles

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SYNOPSIS: A young woman is given the use of 100% of her brain for a limited time, with unexpected and interesting results.

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CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:   The old fantasy of what it would be like to have superpowers, and how they would affect our morality and patience.  Scarlett Johansson is my new girl crush.

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PROS AND CONS:  Didn’t know what to expect with this film but the preview seemed intriguing.  I found a real hidden gem in the science fiction genre.  I was fascinated on several levels.

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When the film starts, you really don’t know what to make of it and it takes a good half hour for things to get moving.  This works to disorient the viewer as the protagonist enters a world of extreme surrealism.  

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At it’s core this film is about human evolution, our origins and our potential future, and our current place in that time line.  In other words, what would happen if the human being of 2000 years hence came back to the current day world?  They would seem men among apes.  


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.