Finally got around to watching "Lucy", the 2014 flick starring Scarlett Johansson. Here's my quick review: NO!
But seriously, this is the second film (counting Transcendence) that attempts to make a film from the technological Singularity theme, and fails at it. The technological singularity that some futurists believe in is roughly described as an exponential increase in (technological) capability leading to almost infinite power. The name itself though gives a hint on why this may not translate well to film. A singularity is the point of infinite density in a black hole. It is the point at which our physics falls apart and it is by current definitions: UNKNOWABLE and INDESCRIBABLE. So how do you make a film from this? I don't know, but it seems that it has inevitably lead to films that get lazy and substitute bad fantasy; guys and gals with amazing magic powers due to "nanobots", "100% of their brain" or some other science-y sounding words..
I think this may be one genre that just does not translate to film at all... and instead may need to stay in the realm of literature, where the brain can fill in the blanks for those page that attempt only to describes the sense of awe and wonder that a human would experience in the event of a true Singularity.
Or, perhaps its just waiting for the right film and the right filmmaker. But "Lucy", was not that film.