There is nothing harder than trying to pretend that you love an item that obviously has nothing to do with who you are, or what you are in to. I don't care about expense, I have had gifts that probably cost less than $5 but they were purchased with me in mind, and therefore I loved them! It's the gifts that show that a person has not learnt anything about, or just didn't give a flipping crap when they got it - those gifts bother me the most.
Seriously, why bother to give a person a gift at all if you are not even going to think about who it is for? Now that defeats the entire purpose of a gift - that is a chore, certainly not a joy. It's an obviously reluctant outpouring of effort that was done begrudgingly and with no thought of Christmas or the sentiment attached to giving a gift.
Poo on those people! You see them all the time during this time of the year, ready to scratch the eyes out of other shoppers just to get themselves done and dusted as soon as possible. They hate Christmas, they hate the process and the inconvenience and they especially hate the fact that they are expected to spend their money on others. People like that should be given an opt out, what is the purpose of making people do Christmas and be involved? If you're not feeling it, fine don't do it! It will spare us all your temper tantrums down the street and shitty thoughtless gifts - that sounds like the perfect gift to me!
Release Date: 2014
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 89 mins
Being an avid Luc Besson fan, I was anticipating something more than this movie was able to deliver. With a strong beginning I thought I was onto a winner, only to watch the movie fall further and further into the realms of the unoriginal and utterly unbelievable.
Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) becomes an unwilling drug mule to a Taiwan drug-lord when he surgically inserts a new synthetic drug into Lucy's lower abdomen. After a good kick to the stomach, Lucy's package bursts open inside her and she instantaneously begins to 'evolve.' With not much time left to live but a rapidly growing brain capacity, Lucy seeks out Professor Norman (Morgan Freeman) a specialist in matters of the mind to share her knowledge with. The idea was there, the cast was there, but in the end Lucy fell short with it's glaring plot holes and reliance on Scarlett Johansson's incredible beauty rather than her talent.
FINAL SAY: 10% use of our brains seems like a rather archaic theory to me.
2.5 Chili Peppers