Lucy (2014)

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Lucy
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt

Plot:
Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a student in Taiwan who gets mixed up in a drug deal. Suddenly she finds herself with a plastic bag full of a new drug stitched into her stomach and supposed to deliver it to Europe. But she never arrives there. Instead the bag ruptures and Lucy absorbs the drug which activates untold capacities in her brain. When Lucy has control of herself again, she needs to figure out what to do with her newfound powers.

This film is an absolute mess. Even if you don’t take into account that it’s basic premise is already wrong, it doesn’t make sense at all, there’s some amazingly casual racism, and above all it is so stupid that it probably diminishes your brain function considerably as…

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Marvellous Mondays: The Fantastic Four (1994) – MovieRob

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Happy Monday everyone!

To kickstart this blogathon, please help me in welcoming Rob, the owner of the epic blog Movierob. This guy is the king of movie watching – he is closing in on a 1000 movies reviewed on his blog! (?!?! I am also a bit awed) There are still movies open for reviewing – see the updated post here

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“What kind of a thing have I turned in to? ” – The Thing

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Sep 2014)

Brief Synopsis – 4 astronauts get super powers following an accident in space.

My Take on it – Watching the way that Marvel and DC have been making great movies from their comics has made me feel nostalgic for checking out how bad some of the older attempts turned out.

Natasha’s new series has given me the opportunity to check out the first incarnation of…

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13 Sins (2014)

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Eddie from Sidekick Reviews is up today in the ‘Recommended By’ blogathon, sharing his thoughts on 13 Sins.

Director: Daniel Stamm
Starring: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Rutina Wesley, Ron Perlman

Film and Things which I’ve been following for a while reviewed 13 Sins back in March. Also, Cibarra, whom I co-wrote a few movie reviews with on my blog, was intrigued by 13 Sin’s premise and suggested we check it out.

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Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

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Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy...Milano..Ph: Film Frame..?Marvel 2014As said countless times in the TV show Leverage,

“Sometimes bad guys make the best good guys.”

And his makes sense off the bat, after all, criminals know a thing of two about crime and could probably tell you how to beat it. In a way, this is the same message of 2014’s top grossing movie so far, Guardians of the Galaxy. The theme of the movie is a few “bad guys” learning to be “good guys” by saving the day together. While the humor keeps us laughing and the action keeps us awed, do we understand the underlying message we are drinking in at the same time? It could be medicine or it could be poison, either way it is there.

 

Let’s question the message.

Can bad guys become good?

Can bad actions be justified, or atoned for through good actions?

Do the ends justify the…

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