A Scarlett Johansson motion thriller that’s typically missed these days is trending on Netflix this weekend. In response to FlixPatrol, 2014’s Lucy is the seventh most-watched film on the streaming service globally (that means it will not be obtainable in each area on the time of writing). It’s attention-grabbing that it’s doing so effectively on the positioning proper now, too, as we might’ve been gearing as much as see ScarJo in Black Widow in a few weeks if it hadn’t been delayed once more. So, perhaps subscribers are turning to Lucy as a substitute to hit the spot.
If that’s the case, then that’s a sensible transfer by Netflix customers as Lucy is a good showcase for Johansson’s abilities as an motion lead and can get your excited once more for BW. Directed by The Fifth Component‘s Luc Besson, it sees the Marvel actress play a younger lady who develops a spread of superhuman powers – like telepathy, telekinesis and a sort of psychological time journey – after an experimental new drug by chance enters her bloodstream.
Opinions have been just a little combined on the time, as many critics obtained sniffy concerning the absurdity of the premise – Lucy is yet one more film that repeats the previous fable that people solely use 10% of our brains – however audiences have been rather more accepting of its far-fetched nature because it proved to be an enormous industrial hit. On the again of a $39 million price range, it grossed $463.four million worldwide. There was discuss of a sequel occurring on the time, however to date one hasn’t materialized, as each Besson and Johansson have been busy with different tasks.
For those who’ve by no means seen the film earlier than or haven’t caught it because it launched, go and examine Lucy out on Netflix now. It would assist you to neglect concerning the lengthy, lengthy watch for Black Widow – which is presently scheduled for subsequent Might – for a few hours.