The Thin Place #48: Lucy–God or Godlike?



Luc Besson’s Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman who is exposed to a new synthetic drug that allows her to access more and more of her brain. Does the drug give her godlike powers, or is the film suggesting that she actually becomes God? And what does Lucy’s transformation say about the way we conceive God? Lucy is a summer popcorn movie, to be sure. But when a movie has this much God symbolism, you can bet The Thin Place is going to ponder what it all is supposed to mean.

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The Thin Place #48: Lucy–God or Godlike?

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