Howdy Most Beloveds –
I wanted to take a quick SHITFEST break and briefly talk about a movie I just saw in the theater. Entering the mall, I was immediately introduced to a throng of screaming kids and Undesirable People and – this ALWAYS blows my mind – slow walking mother fuckers that just stop right in front of you and act like they’re thinking about something (or something). This is why I don’t go out into the public much, but aside from that and the excessive level of stress and despair I was confronting while interacting with my fellow humans, I went into LUCY with an open mind and ready for a Luc Beeson written and directed summer action flick.
I usually don’t post on Saturdays – or even after watching a movie – because I am slow and dumbassy and take forever to write something up – but – being the guy that I am, I wanted to put something out about this, in case you wanted to go see it this weekend. Marketed as a kick ass ScarJo action film – this fails. Sure, there’s a bunch of action and when it does fire up it’s pretty fucking awesome but, to the casual viewer, you might be disappointed in that. There’s a LOT of fucking talking going on here.
And – as you may or may not know, I’m not a big fan of a lot of fucking dialogue, but – there’s something here that I want to address. Most of you think of me as the “Blood and Boobs” guy but, occasionally, I do like to get deep. I’m actually rather shy and reclusive in real life but my close, CLOSE friends (the few they are) know that I like to get deep on occasion.
I would never say that “I’m smart” or “use even two percent of my brain”, but something in this movie really moved me. Long, LONG term readers might remember this interview I did with one of my longest friends who I called The Bone Doctor HERE. Looking at that post – wow – only one person who liked it back then is still around in an active fashion. But – in it, if you’re too arsed to go look at it – I made a special question up just for him. It goes like this:
My theory on life and death is that we are all energy and travel in infinite circles, interacting with each other forever. Sometimes we are on different paths of the arc and we don’t interact but we’ll always meet and be together again. In this model, you and I have and always will be friends. What do you think of this?
I sure hope so, because I think in the next reality we meet in we’ll have some of the answers the questions we’ve been asking and there’s nobody else I can discuss them with! (ED: YEP! And that’s how we get smarter!)
LUCY, in it’s way, addresses this and provides something I missed in my studies. That, if we travel like this how do we, or can we, qualify existence as we know it. Lucy, the character, provides the answer: “Time is the Unifier”.
I want to split before I get too deep – but that conversation in this movie and the sequence before the actual end REALLY meant a lot to me. SO, in a way, I LOVED this movie. But – as an action movie – despite some really cool scenes and cool effects / camera work – it’s not so much going to be everyone’s favorite. So yeah, I loved it… but yeah.