Lucy (2014)

Directed by: Luc Besson
Produced by: Virginie Besson-Silla
Written by: Luc Besson
Starring: Scarlett Johansson; Morgan Freeman; Choi Min-sik; Amr Waked
Music by: Éric Serra
Cinematography: Thierry Arbogast
Edited by: Julien Rey
Language: English; Korean; French
Running time: 90 minutes
Genre: Action Science Fiction

Seeran Review: இந்த படத்தை பாத்துக்கொண்டிருக்கும் போதே Limitless (2011) படத்தின் நியாபகம் வந்துகொன்டே இருந்தது. இரண்டையும் ஒப்பிடுகையில் இதுதான் பிடித்திருந்தது. ஒரே ஒரு காரணம் இதனுடைய climax கிட்டத்தட்ட பகவத் கீதையில் கிருஷ்ணர் பேசுவதை போலதான் புரியாமல் இருக்கிறது. வேண்டுமானால் நீங்களே படித்து பாருங்கள் (முக்கியமான வேறுபாடு தர்மம்என்றால் என்ன என்பது மட்டும் இவளுக்கு தெரியாது)  – –

“Furthermore, O Arjuna, I am the generating seed of all existences. There is no being, moving or unmoving, that can exist without me” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.39)

“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in my devotional service and worship me with all their hearts” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 10.8)

“Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 7.6)

“O Arjuna, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come. I also know all living entities” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 7.26)

“Many, many births both you and I have passed. I can remember all of them, but you cannot!”(Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-Gita 4.5)

‘Life was given to us. A billion years ago. What have we done with it?’

Professor Samuel Norman பேசியது – ‘If life starts approximately a billion years ago, we will have to wait 400,000 years to see the aberration of the first nerve cells. This is where life as we know it begins. Brains in formation of only a few milligrams. It’s not possible to determine any sign of intelligence yet. It acts more as a reflex. One neuron, you’re alive. Two neurons, you’re moving, and with movement, interesting things begin to happen. Animal life on Earth goes back millions of years. Yet most species only use 3 to 5% of its cerebral capacity. But it isn’t until we reached human beings at the top of the animal chain that we finally see a species use more of its cerebral capacity. The only living being that uses its brain better than us. The dolphin. It is estimated that this incredible animal uses up to 20% of its cerebral capacity. In particular, this allows it to have an echolocation system that is more efficient than any sonar invented by mankind. But the dolphin did not invent the sonar, it developed it naturally. And this is the crucial part of our philosophical reflection we have today. Can we therefore conclude that humans are concerned more with having than being?’ Let’s imagine for a few moments what our life would be like if we could access, let’s say, 20% of our brain’s capacity. This first stage would give us access to and control of our own body. Sir? Yes. Has it been proved scientifically? For the moment, it’s just hypothesis, I confess. But if you think about it, it’s troubling to realize that the Greeks, the Egyptians and the Indians had notion of cells centuries before the invention of the microscope. And what to say about Darwin, whom everybody took for a fool when he put forth his theory of evolution. It’s up to us to push the rules and laws and go from evolution to revolution. 100 billion neurons per human, of which only 15% are activated. There are more connections in the human body than there are stars in the galaxy. We possess a gigantic network of information to which we have almost no access. Sir? Yes. And what will be the next stage? Well, the next stage would probably be control of other people. But for that, we would need to access at least 40% of our brain’s capacity. After control of ourselves and others would come control of matter. But now we’re entering into the realm of science fiction and we don’t know any more than a dog who watches the moon. Excuse me, sir. Yes. But what would happen if, for some reason we ignore, somebody unlocked 100% of their cerebral capacity? 100%? Yes. I have no idea.’      அப்படி 100% மூளை வெள்ளை செய்தால் என்ன நடக்கும் என்பதுதான் படத்தின் கதை.

‘The sole purpose of life has been to pass on what was learned. There was no higher purpose.’

Lucy பேசியது‘Cells group together, forming a giant web of communication, which in turn forms matter. Cells get together, take on one form, and deform, reform. Makes no difference, it’s all the same. Humans consider themselves unique, so they’ve rooted their whole theory of existence on their uniqueness.’ “One” is their unit of measure. But it’s not. All social systems we’ve put into place are a mere sketch. One plus one equals two. That’s all we’ve learned. But one plus one has never equaled two. There are, in fact, no numbers and no letters. We’ve codified our existence to bring it down to human size to make it comprehensible. We’ve created a scale so that we can forget its unfathomable scale. But if humans are not the unit of measure and the world isn’t governed by mathematical laws, what governs all that? Film a car speeding down a road. Speed up the image infinitely and the car disappears. So what proof do we have of its existence? Time gives legitimacy to its existence. Time is the only true unit of measure. It gives proof to the existence of matter.  Without time, we don’t exist. Time is unity.’

இந்த இரண்டு பேச்சுதான் படத்தை வேற இடத்துக்கு கொண்டு செல்கிறது. மற்றபடி மொக்கையான sci-fi film தான்.

Further Readings: http://iskconbirmingham.org/why-krishna-is-god

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_(Australopithecus)

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