Saw the movie LUCY...loved it. Very similar to my character Solamaine in some ways.
Lucy's power level, using 100% of her mind, allowing her to become non-corporeal (uh oh spoiler), while similar to Dr. Manhattan and my Solamaine, seems more on Dr. Manhattan's level. He's a rip-off of Dr. Solar, whose power is not cosmic, but atomic, as the result of a reactor accident, which is perhaps equivalent to one solar unit, or the power of the sun. Lucy's power comes from a weird drug concoction, allowing her to access 100% of her brain. Humans normally access only 10% (some much less...just check out Congressmen).
Solamaine, on the other hand, as I've often said, is 2 trillion times more powerful, virtually invulnerable, near omniscient, and absolutely omnipotent. Her power comes from a freak accident involving dark energy and a split between space and sub-space. While her power can't be readily measured, a scientist in my story purports she's "as powerful as your typical quasi-stellar object." Quasars are super-galaxies containing billions and even trillions of solar masses. Solamaine's a mini-big bang in a compact non-corporeal package, held together by the sheer force of her will.
Getting back to LUCY. There are some hilarious moments in an otherwise fast paced, serious
minded examination of a freak accident causing a human to become
super-human (gee, where have we heard that story concept before...all
kinds of comic books, including The Flash and of course, my Solamaine).
The movie was very short,
90 minutes, featured a very perplexed and exhausted
looking Morgan Freeman as a scientist and only one of 3 people Lucy
trusts, the other a female roommate and a French detective who, when
seeing her god-like powers, is incredulous as to how he could be of any
help to her.
While the screenplay had some serious gaps, edited down in the film
for brevity, a lack of character development, the story still had a good
message, and was your typical Luc Besson journey of fun while
questioning the meaning of life. He did this notably in Fifth Element
and in Lockdown. The ending was both spectacular and heartfelt.
as my feelings about it being so similar to Solamaine, well I ordered
the blu-ray already, so I'm not exactly pissed about it.