Lucy

Lucy (2014)

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Factual error: The idea that humans only use 10% of their brain is a widely-circulated myth that has been debunked by neurological science many times over.

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Continuity mistake: By the end of the movie, when Lucy is sitting in the chair and her skin turns black, we can see her arms slowly turning black as well. When camera cuts away and shows Lucy from behind, her arms are naturally white again.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jii and his men are preparing to attack Lucy after she meets Professor Norman in person, the shadow of the camera can be seen on the backs of Jii's henchmen as they take their weapons out of their cars.

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Continuity mistake: When Lucy races to the airplane's ladies room, she doesn't have her handbag, but she opens her handbag to take some of the synthetic drug as her body starts to fall apart.

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Revealing mistake: When Lucy is chained and locked up in the room by the Korean drug cartel, she is hit in the stomach by the Korean guy. Drugs start leaking into her stomach and her body, and she starts shaking and going up the wall and ceiling. When she is leaning against the wall and crawling up it, the way the gravity affects the chains and her hair shows that she is actually lying on the floor.

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Continuity mistake: Originally, there are four blue bags. Lucy eats the remainder of her bag, which leaves three bags. When Lucy needs all of the remaining blue bags to go into IV infusions, they put up four when it should have been three.

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Continuity mistake: As Lucy begins to change into a black mass, you can see that mass destroying the wood floor. But, in the final shot, as you are looking down on the dead triad boss, the floor is perfect, with wood scraps scattered on it.

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Continuity mistake: When Lucy is disintegrating on the plane, she consumes the last of her bag of CPH4. The case is open to reveal 3 and a half bags, when only 3 bags were saved.

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Victoria Peek

Factual error: At the start of the film, cells are shown dividing. As each cell divides, the two new cells separate from each other and move apart from one another. In reality, cells do not move apart after dividing, but remain attached to one another.

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Other mistake: In the hospital scene wherein Lucy disarms the gunmen and retrieves the briefcase of drugs, she plunges her hands inside a fallen man's abdomen to retrieve the last bag of drugs. Her hands are thus drenched in fresh, bright red blood. Lucy immediately steps to the corridor doors, places her bloody right hand against the door (plainly touching the glass) and pushes it open. But when she pauses and turns away, there are no bloody handprints, fingerprints or blood smears anywhere on the door.

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Charles Austin Miller

Continuity mistake: The gazelle that is chased and killed by a cheetah early in the movie is male (i.e. with antlers) when chased and killed but it is female seconds later when the cheetah carries it away.

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Revealing mistake: After the drug addict gets shot, one of the henchmen lifts the dead drug addict's leg up and the other leg lifts up with it before the second henchman had a chance to grab it. It looks unrealistic as if it is a prop rather than a real human being dragged.

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Continuity mistake: After her friend Richard coerces her to go into the hotel with the case to meet Mr. Jang, the man behind the counter who is talking to Mr. Jang asks her name. She says Richard is parking the car and he shows up at the window outside the hotel. Before he is shot, there is red 'blood' already on the window that was not entirely wiped off from previous takes.

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Dave Stanley

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Lucy causes the bullets to fall out of a loaded pistol the casings that hit the floor have a firing pin mark in the primer with the bullet in the casing.

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Dean Fiscus

Visible crew/equipment: When Lucy is calling professor Norman, the crew and light are visible in the bell jar.

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Professor Norman: We humans are more concerned with having than with being.

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During Lucy's final transformation sequence, her consciousness starts traveling through time by millions of years. At one point, Lucy pauses in time to observe and interact with an ape-like creature, reaching out to touch its fingertip. Although not expressly stated or explained in the film, this ape-like creature was what scientists today classify as Australopithecus afarensis, the earliest identifiable ancestor of humankind. The first fossils of Australopithecus afarensis were determined to be from a female who was christened "Lucy" by scientists.

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