So when I heard that a new extended clip titled "Surgery" was released, I couldn't wait to see what new scene Luc Besson would tease us with. However, after watching, I actually am starting to have some misgivings, and can only hope that there will be a little more to the movie than just the title character running around shooting everything that moves.
The clip is an extended version of something that we saw in that very first trailer; Lucy, having escaped her captors, takes a gun to a hospital in order to force the surgical staff to remove the drugs planted in her abdomen.
It was a seriously impressive scene in the trailer, and I do love seeing the extended version. However, this now makes the majority of the clips and trailers basically all about Lucy running around putting bullets into everything and everyone.
There was more of a balance in the original theater trailer - lots of running and jumping and shooting, sure, (it is an action film, after all!), but there was also a lot of Morgan Freeman talking about the "science" of it, Lucy looking for help, some emotional moments and generally a good mix of action and plot.
It's one of the reasons that I was interested from the get-go; I like my action movies with some real character depth as well as fight scenes and explosions.
Of course, judging from the first trailer, some of the stills I've seen, and this trailer talking about her powers developing, I do think that there will be a lot more to the movie. At least, I really hope that there will be.
I believe that the powers-that-be behind this marketing are getting on board with the multiple trailers trend, but are trying to be very careful not to give away too much. Which is great, I would much prefer that the trailers keep my expectations in the "I don't know" range, rather than build them up to unreasonable levels so that I am inevitably disappointed.
I truly hope that this is just a clever move to keep people talking about the film without really giving anything away, or even to lower expectations just a little so that movie-goers are truly blown away seeing the whole thing.
What I would hate to see is a movie that is entirely Scarlett Johansson with that blank, ruthless look on her face (which she does amazingly) blasting her way up through the criminal food chain to whoever made the drugs.
[Lucy](movie:935973) is out on the 25th of this month, and I would really love if just one more tiny clip was released, whipping through some of the other things that we will see - not enough to really give anything away, just enough to remind people that there is more to the movie than watching Johansson kick ass.