A Look Back: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Luc Besson, probably best known for his film The Fifth Element, takes us on a Journey across the Universe again and opens our eyes even wider than they were before…. yea that sounds about right…

Anyway, this film is just an all out fun Sci-Fi adventure flick. There were moments I felt like I was watching Star Wars, there were moments I felt like I was watching GOTG, and of course times I felt like it was The Fifth Element. But DAMN if it wasn’t a fun ride!

The CGI was rough to accept, but the scenery was down right BEAUTIFUL! Ideas and concepts of different technology and Other dimensions was intriguing.

The Story was a bit cookie cutter and familiar but just different enough to keep you intrigued from the moment the movie starts to the moment it…sadly and abruptly ends.

DeHaan and Delevingne are strong in portraying the main characters but could easily be the reason the film wasn’t as big as it could have been.

I have always had a weird distaste for Deehan and Delevingne has yet to get past simply being an attractive thing to look at on the screen. That isn’t to say her acting hasn’t improved since…say.. Suicide Squad.. but there are moments that are a bit cringy to watch when it comes to both of the actors in the movie.

With that though I highly recommend this movie to any Sci-Fi buff.. I will say don’t go in there thinking you are getting some new EPIC Space franchise…but go in simply ready to enjoy and accept the ride you will be taken on… it is well worth it.

Author: Robert Slavinsky

Robert Hosts Shootin' The Sith a Star Wars podcast and is a passionate fan of comics books and movies.

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