ByClint Daniels, writer at
Just a geeky movie buff
Clint Daniels

I have to honestly say this movie is intriguing, at least to me. When you watch this movie, it can be watched from a few different perspectives. Where most will watch it from an entertainment point of view, and others will watched it from a science fiction point of view, a very few will watch it from a philosophical point of view. I took a philosophy class in college, and this movie could be used as a piece of educational literature in a philosophy class. Here's a few examples of some philosophies that appear in the movie, without any spoilers.

  • What happens when/if we die? I'm not much of a religious man, but i respect other peoples beliefs when it comes to death/deities/afterlives etc, and because only 1 human being has ever allegedly "resurrected" after death, who truly knows what happens when we die? Or DO we die? Is it our bodies that die and our consciousness lives on in another state of being? Science says energy cannot be created nor destroyed, only transferred? and since our body is just one big ball of energy,(speaking on an atomic level of course), does our essence live on?
  • What have humans really done with our existence other than destroy ourselves over and over, reproduce, consume, destroy, only to do it all over again? 1 billion years of evolution and we've only been able to use 10% of our brains? Where are we going? Where did we come from? Why are we here?
  • Does time really exist? Or is it something that we use to bring everything down to our level of understanding? We think of time as a constant, but who really thought of "time"? Is time relative? if it is relative can it really be constant? What is 5 minutes to me may feel like 10 minutes to you, and though 5 minutes, in the literal sense of the way we see time, is only 5 minutes, there are more things in the eye of the beholder than beauty.

And though [Lucy](movie:935973) left me with more questions than answers, I say this movie was actually pretty awesome. If you watch it with an open mind, you may actually walk away from the theater with more than just an entertaining experience.

Scarlett Johansson: gorgeous and creepy in Lucy
Scarlett Johansson: gorgeous and creepy in Lucy

And the beyond gorgeous, Scarlett Johansson gives a creepy, albeit, awesome performance.


As usual Morgan Freeman gives a wonderful supporting role. All in all I give the movie 2 thumbs up, even if you don't see it for the philosophical aspect. I'm just strange like that.


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