The top box office hit this past weekend was Lucy, a sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman about a woman who learns to use 100% of her brain.
It’s a cool concept with a laughably outdated ending.
(SPOILER ALERT: We’re about to tell you what happens. Stop reading now if you plan to see it)
At the end of the movie, Johansson, a hard-partying college student, is able to utilise 100% of her brain and she transforms into an immortal being. But before she does, she agrees to give neurologist, Morgan Freeman, a file with everything she’s learned about the brain on it. Thanks to her advanced brain, Johansson can control people, objects and travel through time.
Johansson transforms into a futuristic computer. A computer that hands Freeman a flash drive with all of the files on it.
Flash drives are arguably becoming obsolete thanks to the cloud and storage solutions like Google Docs, Box and Dropbox. Here’s a screengrab of the flash drive from the end of the movie, via YouTube:
Then, Johansson’s Lucy sends a text to a detective’s flip phone.
Wikipedia explains the movie’s finale:“Norman [Morgan Freeman] takes a flash drive from the advanced supercomputer created by Lucy’s body using the matter in the room and a text message from her answering the question appears on Del Rio’s phone: “I AM EVERYWHERE.”
Here’s the text message from the movie’s final scenes, via YouTube.