LUCY – a cineastic master piece of Luc Besson

"le look" of an instant classic

Luc Besson cannot eff up a movie, this much I knew when I went to see LUCY, after having read many a harsh review. I wasn’t expecting it to be as great as it is, though. Like a Sixtine chapel painting of the 21st century, LUCY brings us from the first woman on earth, Lucy, to the real apex of creation, another woman called Lucy, played most stunningly by Scarlett Johanson. Besson unfolds a virtuoso symphony before our eyes: bandes dessinés meets philosophy in bright colours. I seldom walk out of a film utterly stunned and deeply moved. This is an instant classic, summing up Kubrick’s 2001, Coppola’s DRACULA, the Wachowski’s MATRIX and some of Besson’s own works. This film ran through my mind like a tiny Peugeot speeding against a tide of monster trucks (aka Hollywood mainstream). C’est magnifique!

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I see, I like, I write ... mostly about cinema and actors, but also about politics or economy. In English, auf Deutsch, på svenska. This ORF trained news journalist (TV, radio), who has also worked in corporate publishing for international brands and written/edited tons of magazines, has become a blogger out of passion.


  1. That’s fine, Ben, and perfectly understandable. You already have more cleverness to support than most people would ask for.I guess the correct question to ask is if XP 10.10 would be able to run the autogen content that is currently coming with the betas? Is the scenery beta as well? Think of a substitute scenario where someone copied their beta Global Scenery folder to their Release Global Scenery folder.

  2. Loved the movie too. Nice story that is different to the ones I know … Hmmm, maybe this is not 100% true. I recognised matrix, 5th element and Taxi Taxi.

    • Glad you liked it. I really don’t get what people don’t get about the film … or do I? 😉

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