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Lucy: A Theological Film Critique

My wife and I went out to the cinema the other night.  As opposed to the chocolate bar rom-coms which some ladies force their men to endure, my wife usually has good taste in films.  She suggested we see “Lucy” an intelligent action-thriller starring Scarlett Johansson.   (My wife is cool like that.)
The acting was fantastic on the part of Johansson who performs a captivatingly realistic panic scene in the first few minutes.  The stunts were well done and the special effects were fresh.  One left feeling they had seen something new.
Theologically a lot could be unpacked.  The theme is the increased human capacity to interact with space and time by cultivating cerebral capacity.  As Johansson’s mind becomes more fully awake she becomes more powerful.  As a Christian this stirs our imagination to consider what it will be like when “Christ changes our humble bodies to be like his glorious body” (Philippians 3).  What will life be like after the Resurrection of the dead?  What will our m…