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.


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.

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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Trivia: 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.

Trivia: Near the end, as Lucy starts travelling backwards in time, she pauses in various periods of Earth's natural history. However, after she travels all the way back to the age of the Dinosaurs (at least 65 million years ago), she inexplicably travels forward in time by about 60 million years and meets an Australopithecine, one of humankind's earliest ancestors (that lived around 4 million years ago). She then resumes traveling backward in time to the beginning of the universe.

Charles Austin Miller

Trivia: Famed director Luc Besson's most profitable film by a wide margin - bringing in over $450 million worldwide against a $40 million budget - nearly twice what his next-biggest hit, "The Fifth Element," brought in at the box office.


More trivia for Lucy

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

Lucy: Ignorance brings chaos, not knowledge.

Pierre Del Rio: I'd rather be late than dead.
Lucy: We never really die.

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