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Scarlett Johansson as LucyThis morning, opening day, I went to see “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson.  She starts out kind of dumb, and then, due to an accident of fate, she gets really, really smart, capable of accessing 100% of her brain.  The main character is named Lucy.  The name is not random; it harkens back to the first known human, named Lucy.

I was drawn to this film because I love stories about human potential.  I know some will just see what’s on the surface… a blockbuster Hollywood movie with a beautiful, sexy actress.  But for those who are capable of recognizing it, this film has some incredibly deep metaphysical truths.  I don’t say that about every movie I see.  I saw “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” yesterday.  I’m not bothering to recommend it.  Sorry.  It just didn’t live up to past mind-blowing Planet of the Apes movies.

Not only did “Lucy” have deep metaphysical truths, basically the film was a visual expression of the ideas in some of my favorite books like those by Carlos Castaneda in which don Juan is teaching Castaneda how to be a warrior.

This film speaks to warrior training.  I’m not talking about the violence.  That’s just the Hollywood gloss.  It’s a way of packaging these truths so they reach a mass market.  Only a small percentage of people will really get what this movie is saying.

I’m also thinking of the Beatle’s song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”  There’s a bit of an LSD effect in this film.  It also reminded me of the spice, melange, in Dune, scarlett_johansson_black_widow_pic_8and the drug used by the main character in Limitless.

Any of us can do this, even without drugs.  Any of us can go from being a “dumb blond” to being a warrior.  The tight, black leather is optional.

If you saw “Lucy,” feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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