7:30 PM, 31st October, 2014
The never-before-told origin story of the man who would become the legendary vampire Dracula. In the film, a warrior (Luke Evans) makes the ultimate sacrifice to save his family and his people from invading forces. The perfect film for Halloween!
9:12 PM, 31st October, 2014
It’s a popular scientific myth that we only ever use 10% of our brain’s capacity. What would happen if we were to somehow find a way to unlock and use the full 100%? Lucy tells us that the answer is that we would all gain superpowers (as long as you’re Scarlett Johansson, at least).
Johansson plays Lucy, a woman living in Taiwan who wakes up after a night out to discover that a fancy new experimental drug has been implanted into her abdominal cavity. She has little choice but to work as a mule for the mob until an accident causes the drugs to leak into her system, unlocking her brain’s full potential and granting her extraordinary powers. From absorbing knowledge instantaneously to moving objects with her mind, Lucy begins to see the world very differently and soon embarks on a mission of self-discovery with a bit of revenge thrown in for good measure.
With Lucy, prolific action director Luc Besson adds yet another female heroine to his oeuvre after such iconic creations in films like La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element and Léon: The Professional.
Johansson tackles the role with snarky aplomb and is, as always, a delight to watch on screen, while Morgan Freeman also shows up as a scientist specialising in brain functionality (another sage, advice-giving authority figure – is Freeman offered any other sort of role these days?). All in all, Lucy is an action-packed, effects-laden riot that you certainly don’t need 100% of your brain to enjoy.