Lucy is thus a conglomeration of all the myths of secular thought and for this reason it is highly instructive. While secularists, atheists, and materialists lambaste those of us with religious presuppositions, they are amazingly oblivious to their own religious assumptions. Lucy is a great example, where all the myths of modern man are combined into a story line that demonstrates just how preposterous and divorced from reality secular mythology is. Neo-Darwinian theory, a chaotic, purposeless universe, and an imminent, emergent deity of feminist exemplification through transhumanism all coalesce to give us the future goddess: Lucy. It is worthwhile to note that Lucy also brings to mind Lucifer, lucid, and LSD, all of which relate to various mind control programs by the intelligence agencies. Lucifer is the archetypal figure of transhumanist thought, representing the ascent of reason to displace the ancient and medieval superstitions embodied in the patriarchal God of the Bible. However, I must point out the total contradiction that the hoped-for emergent god/goddess of the technocracy, the great supercomputer, also takes on the very attributes they think are irrational? The transhumanists firmly believe their merging with hard drives will lead to omniscience.
It is worth mentioning that in La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element and in Lucy, MKULTRA mind control is also an important theme. In Lucy, Lucy undergoes a kidnapping, drugging and accidental overdose, leading to her higher mental capacities “activating” through an advanced nootropic, wherein she becomes a perfectly cold assassin. While the focus of the film is chance evolution and technocracy, this element cannot be overlooked. Besson is clearly conveying to us the real purpose of the supersoldier programming that is now so prevalent in television and film – the perfection of (wo)man through mind control. The occult message of Lucy is that evolution shows us that whatever testing and experimenting are done on humans is for the greater good. Human testing is only propelling our evolutionary ascent, as we are merely animals, and only highly rational geniuses are able to understand this. Since most of humanity cannot grasp these esoteric truths, the continued covert manipulation and bio-engineering must continue unabated. Lucifer is guiding us to godhood – have faith, dear brothers, er sisters.
In the end, Lucy downloads herself into a supercomputer and puts all her full-booty goodness into a thumb drive. Unfortunately, only Morgan Freeman ends up with the Lilith Lucy thumb drive, so sorry fellas, no USB Johansson hotness for you. Like Bruce Willis in The Fifth Element, the quintessence only unites with a worthy male supplicant, and in Lucy, the only worthy supplicant is the gnostic black neuroscientist. Lucy is a perfect representation of the combination of the humanist teleology and eschatology. The film is premised on the crucial occult, alchemical and Marxist belief that “progress” only comes through the inversion of all order and hierarchy. Women are the ultimate rational beings, chaos produces order, and finitude somehow inherently creates infinity. While many movie goers scoff at the silly plot based on its reviews, isn’t it interesting that so many people actually believe this secular gnostic mythology in their daily life, yet attack religion? How about a multee-pass to another film?