Discussion in 'Movies and Entertainment' started by BillsCarnage, Nov 17, 2016.
This could be the years sleeper box office hit.
It had me at Luc Besson.
Absolutely. I cannot WAIT for this one.
This was a hell of a lot of fun. Great stunning visuals, as you would expect. A wonderful ride, but with plenty of social commentary too. And an interesting observation I had about Besson, this movie, and the Fifth Element.
What's with Besson slaying his muse, in the form of the great artists, in each of these movies? Curious
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Release date: July 21, 2017
Studio: STX Entertainment
Director: Luc Besson
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language)
Screenwriter: Luc Besson
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Website: Valerianmovie.com| Facebook| Twitter| Instagram
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna , Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer, Elizabeth Debicki
Plot Summary: "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of "The Professional," "The Fifth Element" and "Lucy," based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
I am literally stunned by this post.
Stunned, I tell you!
I loved Fifth Element I am going to see this in 3D just to see the spectacle of it all.
I get a John Carter vibe off it.
Overly heavy CGI action-alien planet movies dont do as well as they think. Look at Jupiter Ascending.
Also throwing in too many non-actor famous people in prominent roles is a major red flag.
This will definitely be a flop, but with Luc Besson throwing everything he has at the screen, I'm definitely going to see it. Between The Professional, Fifth Element and most of Lucy, I know I'm going to get a show at the very worst.
“Valerian” is the most expensive non-US film ever made—but it’s actually not much of a risk
flopped HARD opening weekend.
Between that and the 54% its got on rotten tomatoes, looks like this is a dead on Jupiter Ascending.
I wanted to like it. There were even times where I would kinda get into it, but then another 10 minute chase scene would happen and I would tune out again.
Way too long, meandering plot, really bad acting, absurd action sequences that bordered on Transformers esque... Just not my cup of tea. I really wanted to see Dunkirk and my Dad was like oh cmon Valerian is gonna be cool! Then he slept through the whole movie while I suffered lol.
I guess some of the star wars references were kinda tongue in cheek, but still there were times when it felt like it was trying really, really hard to be star wars. The dude was even doing his best Han Solo impression for the first half, and yes, they end up in a garbage shoot at one point.
I liked the Jabba the hut guy; "Valerian wherever you go I will find you and kill you." It's like an anime troupe lol:
"This isn't over, you'll definitely see me again!" (and we'll never see him again!)
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