LUCY Red-Band Clip Featuring Scarlett Johansson Using Less Than 100% of Her Brain

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Let’s get something out of the way right now: the idea that humans only use 10% of their brain and could be superhuman if only we tapped into that other 90% is utter nonsense.  Aside from being categorically incorrect, it’s tired and lazy even as movie tropes go, and I want to believe that the majority of audiences know better and respond with an eye-roll upon hearing it.  That being said, writer-director Luc Besson’s Lucy could be a fun female-led action flick with literally almost any other explanation (nano-tech, genetic recombination, anything else…).  Case in point, now available for your viewing pleasure is the first red-band clip from the film featuring star Scarlett Johansson showing off her new-found abilities that are but a fraction of her eventual potential.  It’s such a shame that the man behind The Fifth Element and one of few women holding their own in superhero movies are restricted by something as idiotic as the 10% myth.  Hit the jump to watch the clip.  Lucy opens July 25th.

Here’s the new red-band clip from Lucy:

Synopsis:

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in Lucy, an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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  • Cmon Son

    You mad bro???

  • Cmon Son

    You mad bro???

    • Strong Enough

      hello Luc

  • Jamie Teller

    The question is…is it racist?

  • Jamie Teller

    The question is…is it racist?

  • Tom

    Looks like I’ll have to use 10% of my brain to enjoy it.

  • Matt1

    Smoke a bowl and relax, Dave.

    This movie is NOT pretending to be scientifically accurate. It presents itself as a fun, escapist thriller that’s clearly not based in reality. I don’t know if it’ll be any good ’cause Besson’s track record has been pretty spotty lately, but I’m willing to give the movie a shot because it looks entertaining.

    • Kyle Chandler

      I think he’s saying it looks good, but it would also look even better with an explanation that is at least conceivable. Sci-fi is different from fantasy in that with the best Sci-fi, the premise seems possible. We know the brain doesn’t work how they’re saying, so it turns it from a sci-fi movie to a fantasy movie.

      To me, it just feels lazy. We’ve been down the “use more ‘o your brain for super powers” before. Many time.

      Still probably going to see the movie (cause girlfriend), but I definitely groaned at the trailer.

      • agent777

        Glad to see someone else know the definition of Sci-Fi. High five!

      • LEM

        Sci-Five!

      • LEM

        Sci-Five!

  • anthony

    who cares if the its true or not. this is a movie. if we can believe a talking raccoon and a man dressed as a bat. then i think we can just believe in this movie universe you can only use 10% of your brain

  • dolphin558

    Does Scarlett give brain?

  • Bo

    Yea, it seems Dave here as taken all this a bit seriously in our current world of films where guys wear bat costumes, others fly and what else in the comic book movie thing? Actually, being how this myth or whatever it is that we use only 10% of our brain’s capabilities has been around for so long, this is quite an amusing idea on Besson’s part; and another woman doing the butt kicking! Who knows if it’ll be any good or not without watching the thing. It ain’t Citizen Kane obviously, but what is these days? Plus, in press releases Besson’s is already saying he knows the 10% thing is a myth, but he still thought it an interesting idea and took off from there. Sounds okay to me as I think the 10% thing could be true if you look at the behaviour of human beings through-out history….and today…righto?

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    Extracting a bullet with fingers made my 10% shout : Where’s my 90% !

  • Mixed race rich kid NYC

    I don’t watch females led action films
    No thank you

  • Mixed race rich kid NYC

    I don’t watch females led action films
    No thank you

    • Ruprect

      Don’t know what is more pathetic … Your idiotic post or the fact that you so very obviously come back as a Guest to give it an upvote.

      • Mixed race rich kid NYC

        I didn’t up vote it
        I don’t do things like that
        Try again

      • LEM

        He has to post as a guest only because they banned him.

  • Painted Pagliacci Of Perfidy

    Using 100% of your brain is just epilepsy. And what’s with all these people defending how every movie is dumber than dog shit these days? Do they all HAVE to be rock stupid?

  • RiddleThemThis

    What a dumbass that guard is. Did he seriously believe that the prisoner all of a sudden wanted to have sex with him? It was obviously a ruse.

    Also, does anyone else feel that Lucy being so overpowered takes away from any tension the film might have had? From the trailers she seems to stop time and just blow people away with her mind, there is nothing that can stop her. I understand her being powerful and all but this seems like a tad much.

    • Jamie Teller

      There’s probably going to be a ticking clock in there somewhere.

  • DEADP00L

    Well to be fair Scarlett isn’t exactly known for using her brain 100% of the time anyway.

    Oh this movie…

  • Fabdex

    Look at the full trailer and tell me what else doesn’t make sense. Go on, I have time. I better have time, because this piece of shit movie from that overrated director makes absolutely no sense. I can suspend disbelief, but having her “see” and manipulate data with her fingers (even if it looks cool) is just too fucking much for me.

  • Colin Christian

    It’s a Luc Besson Sci fi movie with Scarlett Johansson. Last one was 5th Element with Milla Jovovich. I’m in.

    • The Walking Cuban

      But in a way, gotg is the next 5th element, while this movie is the next… Powder? Akira? Making up for Widow’s not having powers?

  • Sandwich Lover

    I thought it was just a metaphor.

  • Gallan

    Luc Besson kicks ass, Learn some respect. The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, The Transporter series, From Paris with Love, Taken, Colombiana, Bandidas, Lockout, Unleashed, Kiss of the Dragon, Leon the Professional.

  • Gallan

    Luc Besson kicks ass, Learn some respect. The Fifth Element, La Femme Nikita, The Transporter series, From Paris with Love, Taken, Colombiana, Bandidas, Lockout, Unleashed, Kiss of the Dragon, Leon the Professional.

    • RiddleThemThis

      Some movies on that list are definitely better than others and while I do like Luc Besson, the advertisements for this movie do nothing to impress me.

  • Tony Wesh

    Holy shit you Collider guys love to complain. You’re forgetting this is just a fictional movie. I already knew that 10% thing was full of shit a long time ago. What makes this movie interesting is that it’s like superhero origin story and so far she can only use 10% of her powers as she evolves into the 100% capability. It is never that serious bro

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  • Diego Fernando Salazar Proaño

    OK, let’s put it this way. Yes, we use the whole brain but… is it at a 100% “reactor capacity”? I mean, right now I know I’m using most of my brain but is it at it’s full capacity? The tag-line in the poster (and Morgan Freeman’s character on the trailer) says “10% of their brain capacity” not 10% of their brain. From the article: “Ultimately, it’s not that we use 10 percent of our brains, merely that we only understand about 10 percent of how it functions.” What about new neuronal connections, more impulses, more wrinkles, whatever. I mean, nobody criticizes Fringe for doing basically the same thing with the Observers. The way I see it, the brain capacity is like using the whole RAM memory of our computer: when you use a text processor it doesn’t mean you are not using the whole RAM but that you could use more for more demanding tasks. Same with our brain. I think.

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