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(PsyPost)   Neuroscientist: Whoever made this crappy 'Lucy' movie doesn't know shiat about the brain   (psypost.org) divider line 98
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2014-08-02 08:30:30 PM  
or plot
or pacing
or film editing
or storytelling in general


They had a pretty good concept of costume and lighting design, I guess...
 
2014-08-02 09:01:11 PM  
We need a Rick Romero tag for when Obvious just doesn't say enough
 
2014-08-02 09:26:46 PM  
In related news: Star Wars was not created by astrophysicists.
 
2014-08-02 10:38:12 PM  
[Specialist]: Whoever made this crappy '[Title]' movie doesn't know shiat about [Subject of movie]

It's like a Mad Lib.

[Paleontologist]: Whoever made this crappy '[Jurassic Park]' movie doesn't know shiat about [the Jurassic era]
 
2014-08-02 10:38:50 PM  
Also of note: Sealab 2021 was not a documentary about marine biologists.
 
2014-08-02 10:53:13 PM  
NEEERDRAAAGE!!!!
 
2014-08-02 10:55:52 PM  

fusillade762: In related news: Star Wars was not created by astrophysicists.


Is there a nerd version of Poe's law?  As it grows longer, the odds of a 'physics in movies' thread bringing up the Kessel run approaches 1?
 
2014-08-02 11:06:16 PM  
Wait, wait, wait... 2 hours of entertainment media doesn't provide as much knowledge as a 4-year college degree? Has anyone told the politics tab?
 
2014-08-02 11:08:26 PM  
Are nerds aware that science fiction is fictional?
 
2014-08-02 11:09:28 PM  
This is the problem - it wasn't just a Morgan Freeman line in a trailer.   It's the entire concept of the movie.

This is like making an alien invasion movie, and making the aliens from Mars.  It's 2014, not 1940.
 
2014-08-02 11:13:07 PM  
Pffft, next thing you're going to try to tell me is that Sharknado isn't really possible.
 
2014-08-02 11:13:23 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

Fark you, Doc!
 
2014-08-02 11:15:22 PM  

karmachameleon: This is the problem - it wasn't just a Morgan Freeman line in a trailer.   It's the entire concept of the movie.

This is like making an alien invasion movie, and making the aliens from Mars.  It's 2014, not 1940 2012.


scriptshadow.net
 
2014-08-02 11:15:39 PM  
Of course the science was wrong.  I disagree about the negative comments on plot, pacing, editing, and story-telling.  The pace was fast and never slowed down. The plot was pretty simple, and nothing you haven;t seen before, but well-executed, for all of that.  I really liked the editing, and how Besson played with imagery by using the stock footage as commentary and counterpoint.   For what was basically a comic book movie, LUCY  made time for an interesting meditation on more esoteric topics than normal for such a film.    You look at the plot and it would be conventional to have Lucy wreaking vengeance on the crime lord, but as she explains, she is evolving away from human emotions and towards a higher intellectual plane, so such motivations no longer mean anything to her. As her motivation switches from personal survival, to something higher, helping to evolve us as a species, she concentrates on leaving behind the most important things that she can, while flicking thru time to gather in all that came before, reaching back as far as man's origin itself.

And looking damn hot the entire farking time :-)
 
2014-08-02 11:18:56 PM  

unlikely: or plot
or pacing
or film editing
or storytelling in general


They had a pretty good concept of costume and lighting design, I guess...


I feel like that a good movie may have been left on the cutting room floor here
 
2014-08-02 11:19:26 PM  

karmachameleon: This is like making an alien invasion movie, and making the aliens from Mars. It's 2014, not 1940.


i236.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-02 11:22:16 PM  

Any Pie Left: Of course the science was wrong.  I disagree about the negative comments on plot, pacing, editing, and story-telling.  The pace was fast and never slowed down. The plot was pretty simple, and nothing you haven;t seen before, but well-executed, for all of that.  I really liked the editing, and how Besson played with imagery by using the stock footage as commentary and counterpoint.   For what was basically a comic book movie, LUCY  made time for an interesting meditation on more esoteric topics than normal for such a film.    You look at the plot and it would be conventional to have Lucy wreaking vengeance on the crime lord, but as she explains, she is evolving away from human emotions and towards a higher intellectual plane, so such motivations no longer mean anything to her. As her motivation switches from personal survival, to something higher, helping to evolve us as a species, she concentrates on leaving behind the most important things that she can, while flicking thru time to gather in all that came before, reaching back as far as man's origin itself.

And looking damn hot the entire farking time :-)


And I felt the stock footage and lecture was wasted dialogue and footage, it didn't need that much time to establish Morgan Freeman as a smart guy. If they'd maybe cut he lecture in half, dropped the stock footage

I liked about half of lucy, beyond just some wasted time I'd have liked the villains to be less of a racist stereotype maybe
 
2014-08-02 11:38:30 PM  
I don't care what it's about, I just want to look at Scarlett Johansson.
 
2014-08-02 11:46:53 PM  
I will agree the villains, all the males roles, really - were thinly drawn.  I didn't find that a problem in the context of the film, and in the short running time. I disagree about cutting out the stock footage - it would have made this movie more conventional, without any upside.  I liken the stock footage to the technique of voiceover narration used in Blade Runner, only I think the stock film sequences in lucy did a better job. Certainly, the hunt sequence did add some emotional weight to the kidnapping sequence.
 
2014-08-02 11:51:11 PM  
Why is there always some moron who thinks they need to tell us that a fictional movie isn't based in fact?
 
2014-08-02 11:55:14 PM  

Mael99: I don't care what it's about, I just want to look at Scarlett Johansson.


Check out Under the Skin, where you'll get to see her naked for minutes at a time.
 
2014-08-02 11:57:30 PM  
The moment Morgan Freeman said "We only use 10% of our brain..." in the trailer, I was like

c2.staticflickr.com

Or, rather, "Stopped watching there."
 
2014-08-03 12:00:17 AM  
What the hell??? Next they'll be saying that "Month Python and the Holy Grail" wasn't historically accurate.
 
2014-08-03 12:06:06 AM  
I was WTF at first for a good part of another Luc Besson movie, The Fifth Element.  But eventually I got that it was basically a live action version of a Mobeius type story out of Heavy Metal magazine.  Then i could basically ignore exaggeration (people don't act like that even in the future) that was throwing me.  after that recognition, i enjoyed the movie

Lucy was the same way.  I admit I went into it more expecting something like Firestarter or Akira, with a government experiment giving someone powers that get out of control.   But even though it wasn't that,  I still could enjoy it like a Fifth Element sort of movie, where the visuals were a major factor in the entertainment.

/The opera concert intermixed with the fight scene in Fifth Element is still one of my favorite movie scenes.
 
2014-08-03 12:08:04 AM  
I had a hell of a good time watching Lucy, I didn't go in looking for accuracy.  Look at The Fifth Element, that was even sillier.

/Green?
 
2014-08-03 12:08:29 AM  

Any Pie Left: Of course the science was wrong.  I disagree about the negative comments on plot, pacing, editing, and story-telling.  The pace was fast and never slowed down. The plot was pretty simple, and nothing you haven;t seen before, but well-executed, for all of that.  I really liked the editing, and how Besson played with imagery by using the stock footage as commentary and counterpoint.   For what was basically a comic book movie, LUCY  made time for an interesting meditation on more esoteric topics than normal for such a film.    You look at the plot and it would be conventional to have Lucy wreaking vengeance on the crime lord, but as she explains, she is evolving away from human emotions and towards a higher intellectual plane, so such motivations no longer mean anything to her. As her motivation switches from personal survival, to something higher, helping to evolve us as a species, she concentrates on leaving behind the most important things that she can, while flicking thru time to gather in all that came before, reaching back as far as man's origin itself.

And looking damn hot the entire farking time :-)


Well said. I really enjoyed the time travel sequences. I completely concur with your comments.

/Especially your last comment.
 
2014-08-03 12:08:36 AM  

mcmnky: fusillade762: In related news: Star Wars was not created by astrophysicists.

Is there a nerd version of Poe's law?  As it grows longer, the odds of a 'physics in movies' thread bringing up the Kessel run approaches 1?


The fun part now is telling anyone who brings up the Maw and any other wankery designed to explain the flub in the Expanded Universe that their cited explanation is now a "legend" so it doesn't count anymore.
 
2014-08-03 12:09:52 AM  
I'm also fairly certain that no amount of genetic engineering and cybernetics will allow a raccoon to talk and shoot big guns.
 
2014-08-03 12:15:11 AM  

Mad_Radhu: mcmnky: fusillade762: In related news: Star Wars was not created by astrophysicists.

Is there a nerd version of Poe's law?  As it grows longer, the odds of a 'physics in movies' thread bringing up the Kessel run approaches 1?

The fun part now is telling anyone who brings up the Maw and any other wankery designed to explain the flub in the Expanded Universe that their cited explanation is now a "legend" so it doesn't count anymore.


Well, now that you've put it that way, I won't.
 
2014-08-03 12:15:55 AM  

dweigert: I had a hell of a good time watching Lucy, I didn't go in looking for accuracy.  Look at The Fifth Element, that was even sillier.

/Green?


Super Green.
 
2014-08-03 12:19:54 AM  
No, I expect they know EXACTLY what they're doing...

www.mikethefanboy.com
 
2014-08-03 12:25:14 AM  

Mael99: I don't care what it's about, I just want to look at Scarlett Johansson.


I don't care what it's about, I just want to look at taste Scarlett Johansson.
 
2014-08-03 12:25:42 AM  
omgwhothehellcares.jpg
 
2014-08-03 12:28:07 AM  

mcmnky: Mael99: I don't care what it's about, I just want to look at Scarlett Johansson.

I don't care what it's about, I just want to look at taste Scarlett Johansson.


I, also, would like to repeatedly insert my penis into Scarlett Johanson's vagina.
 
2014-08-03 12:31:52 AM  

karmachameleon: This is the problem - it wasn't just a Morgan Freeman line in a trailer.   It's the entire concept of the movie.

This is like making an alien invasion movie, and making the aliens from Mars.  It's 2014, not 1940.


I feel the same way about this. I generally have no problem suspending disbelief, but basing your entire premise on chain email-level nonsense is hard to move past. Especially when you're genre is science fiction, I think I should need more than snopes to immediately disprove the core concept of your movie.

I am, however, looking forward to that upcoming action flick where they try to chase down the terrorists that are derailing hundreds of trains by putting pennies on the tracks.
 
2014-08-03 12:34:39 AM  

Notabunny: Wait, wait, wait... 2 hours of entertainment media doesn't provide as much knowledge as a 4-year college degree? Has anyone told the politics tab?


You estimate it should take four years for a person to learn we use more than 10% of our brain and the human brain cannot stop time?
 
2014-08-03 12:35:56 AM  

fusillade762: In related news: Star Wars was not created by astrophysicists.


In related news, Star Wars was not trying to be a credible vision of the future.
 
2014-08-03 12:38:02 AM  

LoneWolf343: fusillade762: In related news: Star Wars was not created by astrophysicists.

In related news, Star Wars was not trying to be a credible vision of the future.


It was, in fact, A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...
 
KIA
2014-08-03 12:41:22 AM  
FTFA:  Amy Reichelt does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.

Or have any independent scientific credentials or have anything interesting to say.
 
2014-08-03 12:45:26 AM  
Jokes on you subby. I get by on far far less.
 
2014-08-03 12:47:07 AM  
In other news...
it was a movie. It's a science fiction movie...not a documentary. Get a coke, grab some popcorn and suspend your disbelief for a couple hours for crissakes!
 
2014-08-03 12:47:15 AM  
I'll accept TFA's complaint when movies like "Heaven is For Real" and "God is [not] Dead" aren't also being made. Until then, STFU and GBTW.
 
2014-08-03 12:58:10 AM  
Is this the one she gets nakey in, because if not, I couldn't care less.
 
2014-08-03 01:00:34 AM  

zamboni: In other news...
it was a movie. It's a science fiction movie...not a documentary. Get a coke, grab some popcorn and suspend your disbelief for a couple hours for crissakes!


"Turning your brain off" is another way of saying "This movie is brainless." It's an indictment against the movie, not the viewer.
 
2014-08-03 01:18:57 AM  
That whole "We only use 10% of our brain" nonsense was a product of a time when we didn't know what a lot of the brain did.  As our understanding of the brain improves, we realize we actually do use considerably more than 10% of it.  You would be hard pressed to find a single part of the brain that could be cut out or damaged and not affect anything.
 
2014-08-03 01:26:32 AM  
Ordinary farkin' people.  I hate 'em.

At least you didn't have the farkin' 20-minute trailer for the upcoming "Six Million Dollar Man" series shown to you as part of your 5th grade Science class.  Jeazy Creazy, we presume Hollywood to be fiction; even the "documentaries" are suspect (and generally, rightfully so).
Next: Meteorologist weighs in on "The Wizard of Oz".
 
2014-08-03 01:29:21 AM  

LoneWolf343: zamboni: In other news...
it was a movie. It's a science fiction movie...not a documentary. Get a coke, grab some popcorn and suspend your disbelief for a couple hours for crissakes!

"Turning your brain off" is another way of saying "This movie is brainless." It's an indictment against the movie, not the viewer.


He said suspend disbelief, not turn your brain off.

If yours is on you won't double down and insust they are the same.
 
2014-08-03 01:29:27 AM  

WayToBlue: karmachameleon: This is the problem - it wasn't just a Morgan Freeman line in a trailer.   It's the entire concept of the movie.

This is like making an alien invasion movie, and making the aliens from Mars.  It's 2014, not 1940.

I feel the same way about this. I generally have no problem suspending disbelief, but basing your entire premise on chain email-level nonsense is hard to move past. Especially when you're genre is science fiction, I think I should need more than snopes to immediately disprove the core concept of your movie.

I am, however, looking forward to that upcoming action flick where they try to chase down the terrorists that are derailing hundreds of trains by putting pennies on the tracks.


Suspension of disbelief != Lynching of disbelief.
 
2014-08-03 01:30:16 AM  

baconbeard: What the hell??? Next they'll be saying that "Month Python and the Holy Grail" wasn't historically accurate.


But at least the Pythons inspired people (or me, anyway) to look up the subjects of their satire.  I once spent the better part of an afternoon reading up on the Montgolfiers.
 
2014-08-03 01:30:43 AM  
They should try to be more realistic, like maybe saying her superpowers came from being bitten by a radioactive spider.
 
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