'I got off the plane.'
Gets me every time.
Lucy was ridiculous. When the trailer was initially being circulated around the internet, I admit I was just as excited as everyone else for an action movie with a female protagonist. Then the bundle of issues it had came to my attention. I went in fully aware of the racist stereotypes and sexist boo-hockey it would spew out, but I was at least hoping for the story to give me something. That’s not entirely true; the movie did make my friend and I laugh quite a bit about how bizarre the plot was, if you can call it that.
Nonsensical storyline and racist/sexist aspects aside, one of the main things I disliked was the film’s narrow definition of superior intellectual ability as the absence of emotional experience. As Lucy reaches her full brain capacity, she loses her emotional capacity. As if having and regulating emotions is just something the brain likes to do in its spare time. And also, a ‘strong’ female character who kicks ass but is completely devoid of sentiment and feeling? Nah, son. Redefine your meaning of a strong character.
Now that I’ve seen Lucy, I’m left confused about what it was trying to achieve. It had a brief philosophical element toward the end that for me, wasn’t able to counteract the whole mess that came before it. I hope that the next action film that features a lead female character, however long that takes because Hollywood refuses to get its shit together, gives more thought to characterisation and, you know, making actual sense.
little things that help ease symptoms of depression:
- turn the lights on and open a window
- eat something healthy and drink ice cold water
- find a comforting album to listen to whenever things get bad
- take a long, relaxing bath
- do yourself up in full make up and hair
- be around people, even if you don’t think it will help
- watch something funny on netflix
- wear your favorite/most comfortable outfit
- immerse yourself in a hobby like drawing
- lose yourself in a really good book or movie