To say that Luc Besson’s career has been patchy since his late 1980s/early 1990s prime is an understatement. The critical and commercial acclaim that greeted… 736 more words
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So, on the heels of films as interesting and promising as La Femme Nikita, The Big Blue, Leon the Professional and Subway, Luc Besson comes up with what can only be described as a vanity project spawned from the days when it is easier to believe one is a genius (the early teen years) and it turns out to be precisely that, marking Besson as the most peculiar of filmmakers who truly does whatever he wants, with a budget to match that self-indulgence. 843 more words
There’s a scene about halfway into Luc Besson’s Lucy, which finds Scarlett Johansson’s title character striding down a luxury hotel hallway in slow-motion, a gun in each hand, as the operatic music favored by the film’s supervillian swells on the soundtrack. 1,022 more words
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
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