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I have a review being written but I am just so furious with this movie right now I just have to get this out of my head and tell you why the recent Luc Besson movie "Lucy" is not worth your time and why all the hype for this movie isn't worth your money.

1. "We only use 10% of our brains."
From the beginning, this movie expects you to believe in this theory that has been adopted as scientific fact for the past century. This movie goes as far to claim that by accessing all 100% of your brain, you become godlike and you get super-powers.
Now if you've actually read recent medical journals, or if you saw that episode on Mythbusters, you'd know that this is not true.
Reality is, you use 55% of your brain for adapting to circumstances, decision-making, reasoning, planning and opinion-formulating.
The other 45%?
Functions your heart to beat, your lungs to take in air, your eyelids to blink, your hair to grow, your skin cells to regenerate and your digestive organs to digest food and take nutrients from it.
All things your body does without you consciously thinking about it.
If you're using 10% of your brain then you must be really friggin' braindead, like Michael Bay's audience.

2. Lucy meets Lucy (Australopithecus) 
This scene ticked me off the most, truth be told.
From the very beginning, the movie establishes that the "first" woman was an Australopithecus ape that was named Lucy when her skeleton was found in 1974. Her skeleton was a big deal because it helped to further link apes to humanity for the theory of evolution, she was not the "first woman," at least not in the way we consider her, but I would argue that the first woman was just a single cell organism that split itself apart.
So why does this bug me?
Because they have Scarlet Johansson go back and time and meet Australioithecus Lucy and they re-create this:

And people say Americans aren't subtle.

3. By accessing 100% of our brain's capacity, we become gods
And apparently we can create big pointy things and spit USB drives to scientists who feel that humanity "isn't ready for the knowledge" despite the only negative aspect of humanity you've shown us was this drug cartel in Taiwan who haven't even demonstrated any negative aspect of selling this drug except using it on a braindead junkie. If anything, I would assume making them take the drug would make them come to the conclusion that greed is a useless gesture when you can gather all this knowledge about the universe.
Then again, this would have seem really intelligent or creative if I hadn't seen "2001: A Space Odyssey" or "Akira." If Arthur C. Clarke wasn't dead, I imagine the guy would have a word-full to tell Mr. Besson on how to REALLY write a book on evolving beyond our physical limits.

My advice? 
Skip this movie, go watch "Limitless" with Bradley Cooper, another movie about a guy who takes a drug that enhances his mental capacity but doesn't have it's head up it's own ass by the end.
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Me? Well, to be frank; I'm just an 21 year old film-making student who is hoping to learn the arts of the trade so I can create and receive an Academy Award for making a film that will make you all think.

I am 21 years old and I have a few student films under my belt, very little experience but I'd be damned if I didn't tell you I am an incredibly bright person who wants to offer the world something unique and something that isn't tired and cliched.

I have Autism but I am a very high-functioning person who uses his disability as a gift even when there are days it feels like a curse.

I enjoy playing video games, watching movies with a good well-written story with great actors and good music, reading good books when I feel like it and otherwise trying to motivate myself to actually do some damn work around here.

Apart from that, I don't try to reveal too much about myself, I'm choosing to try and keep myself below the radar. Have fun with all my deviant crap! ^^

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This is my 100 Films/100 parodies challenge. These are all the films I have or have to parody. Follow the links to the ones availble if you want to know what I did for that film:
100. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) = fav.me/d33l7jn
99. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
98. Unforgiven (1992) = fav.me/d2avu12
97. Bringing Up Baby (1938) =
96. The Searchers (1956) =
95. Pulp Fiction (1994) = fav.me/d1irc2u
94. Goodfellas (1990) =
93. The Apartment (1960)
92. A Place in the Sun (1951)
91. My Fair Lady (1964)
90. The Jazz Singer (1927) =
89. Patton (1970)
88. Easy Rider (1969) =
87. Frankenstein (1931) = fav.me/d2bhbv0
86. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
85. Duck Soup (1933) =
84. Fargo (1996)
83. Platoon (1986) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Pla…
82. Giant (1956)
81. Modern Times (1936) =
80. The Wild Bunch (1969) =
79. The Deer Hunter (1978)
78. Rocky (1976)
77. American Graffiti (1973)
76. City Lights (1931) =
75. Dances with Wolves (1990) = fav.me/d36mp7w
74. The Gold Rush (1925) =
73. Wuthering Heights (1939)
72. Ben-Hur (1959)
71. Forrest Gump (1994) = fav.me/d2eelfp
70. The French Connection (1971) =
69. Shane (1953) = fav.me/d34zv1g
68. An American in Paris (1951)
67. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
66. Network (1976) = fav.me/d326vkr
65. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) =
64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
63. Stagecoach (1939) =
62. Tootsie (1982)
61. Vertigo (1958) =
60. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) = fav.me/d251v3w
59. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) =
58. Fantasia (1940) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Fan…
57. The Third Man (1949) = fav.me/d3a0siz
56. M.A.S.H. (1970)
55. The Sound of Music (1965) = fav.me/d33lgqw
54. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) =
53. Amadeus (1984) = fav.me/d2arna2
52. From Here to Eternity (1953)
51. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) =
49. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937) = Volts48.deviantart.com/art/Sno…
48. Jaws (1975) = fav.me/d2z3e2s
47. Taxi Driver (1976) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Tax…
46. A Clockwork Orange (1971) =
45. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
44. The Birth of a Nation (1915) =
43. King Kong (1933) = fav.me/d36ca6o
42. Rear Window (1954) = fav.me/d2xi2ds
41. West Side Story (1961) =
40. North by Northwest (1959) =
39. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
38. Double Indemnity (1944)
37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
36. Midnight Cowboy (1969) =
35. It Happened One Night (1934) =
34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) = fav.me/d36lcko
33. High Noon (1952)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974) =
31. Annie Hall (1977) =
30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) =
29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) =
28. Apocalypse Now (1979) = fav.me/d4mrzq5
27. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Bon…
26. Dr. Strangelove (1963) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Dr-…
25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
24. Raging Bull (1980) =
23. The Maltese Falcon (1941) =
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) =
21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/May…
19. Chinatown (1974) = fav.me/d5c5khm
18. Psycho (1960) =
17. The African Queen (1951) =
16. All About Eve (1950)
15. Star Wars (1977) =
14. Some Like it Hot (1959) =
13. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
12. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
11. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) =
10. Singin’ In the Rain (1952) =
9. Schindler’s List (1993) =
8. On the Waterfront (1952) = fav.me/d305fd0
7. The Graduate (1967) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/The…
6. The Wizard of Oz (1939) =
5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) =
4. Gone with the Wind (1939) =
3. The Godfather (1972) =
2. Casablanca (1942) = fav.me/d31xc0r
1. Citizen Kane (1941) =

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So how are you, one of my favorite writers?
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Happy Stanley Kubrick Birthday day!
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By the way, have you ever heard of the Young Samurai book series?
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Hey Volts, you doing okay?
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working through it, I'm not as down as I was a few days back but I needed some time away from devs to try and figure out the technical problems I've been having on my own end.
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Alright. Just checking up is all.
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