After being beaten up by Taiwanese gangsters, the bag of blue crystals sewn into drug mule Lucy’s (Johansson) stomach ruptures and leaks into her bloodstream, causing her brain capacity to surge. But as she enters superhuman realms, her tolerance for human weakness diminishes.
What begins as a thrilling pastiche of comic-book formula gets bogged down in its own scientific prattle — not that you ever stop adoring Johansson’s magnificent heroine.
Reviewed by Ian Nathan
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