Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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It was like if the Fifth Element and Avatar had a baby.
It was a good story, just wish it had been recast. No chemistry between the two protagonists
Seldom has such a glittering wagon been hitched to such dull stars.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a luxurious, appealingly daffy spectacle, a true vision unchecked by the standards of good taste, and that in and of itself is a quality worth savoring. But its design is pixel-deep, without the underlying thought that makes great science fiction worth revisiting.
The latest from the French filmmaker is a dazzling feast of spectacular visuals and exhilarating set pieces. It’s Besson’s most ambitious film to date, and the most original big-budget adventure you’ll see on screen this season. But such ambition doesn’t always come without flaws.
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- Director Luc Besson deliberately chose to shoot the film, which is an adaptation of a French comic, in English with English-speaking actors in order to raise its chances of a wider audience.
- When Valerian and Laureline are talking. Laureline is not wearing a safety harness, but on the next shot,she is. Cut back to Valerian, and she isn't. They then put on the safety harness she was already wearing.
- Bubble: I'm afraid of a kiss, like a kiss from a bee.