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When the title of the most expensive French film rolls all over the screen, you really wonder what you've been watching for over two hours. Luc Besson's ambitious comic filming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is an overwhelming visual sensation, but also a rather confusing and relatively simple plot, an unnecessarily complicated company. Just half a century ago, the cult stripper Valerian and Laureline appeared so you can not really tell Besson that he has played london with Star Wars and Avatar. The director will probably have to be accountable to the public. There are even scenes and characters that are literally referring to the titles mentioned. Thus, we meet a Jabba the Hutt-like gangster, ending the heroes who are serving in a garbage compartment and is the city where the title refers to a metropolis with the dimensions of the Death Star. In the successful opening scene, we see under the guidance of - how is it different in a scifi show - David Bowies 'Space Oddity' how humanity has penetrated the universe ever since the 1970s. The American astronauts meet other world citizens in space and, as technology advances, alien races continue. The immense space city of Alpha has become a knowledge and meeting center of intergalactic cultures that became so gigantic at one point that it has to detach itself from the earth. Valerian and Laureline, in the eighteenth century, were specially trained in the task of detecting crime. Valerian, who does not wrap his wipes that he has an eye on his female colleague, receives in a dream the fate of the people of the planet Mül. The pale lean alien breed lived in full harmony with the elements and the capture of magic pearls with unprecedented energetic quality, until their planet became the battle scene of a space battle. Mül goes on and the same applies to six million of her residents. What follows is a very comprehensive and cumbersome mission to help the people back up, which begins with the disappearance of a commander. Through many wanderings and submissions, which seem to be primarily aimed at transforming the most enchanting scenes on the screen, Valerian and Laureline try to complete their mission. And that's exactly the shoe. Valerian is especially a visual spectacle, which does not seem to cost a lot of effort and the green screen has turned overtime. In all the splendor, Besson forgot the scenarios that he also had to write a coherent story. It has resulted in a whirlwind science fiction adventure with a lot of action and speed and especially a lot of weird creatures. Apparently, Besson has stopped two hundred space bags in his comic film. To look up the comparison again, even the Galactic Senate of The Phantom Menace can suck a little more. Valerian is therefore a combination of highlights in loose scenes, which in turn should be the best. A walk through an immense bazaar with a million shops in a different dimension, only visible with fittings. Or the insidious dance of singer Rihanna, changing every second of shape. A true visual treat on a big screen, which also starts with our own Rutger Hauer in a sidebar, but with that alone, Besson does not save it. Especially towards the end there will be a mess. Additionally, he sometimes collapses in an exaggerated mode of explanation, where he introduces other things that suddenly come in handy with plotsklaps and, therefore, seek easy outreach. Then there is also the constant tension between the characters of Dane DeHaan (still the weaker of the duo) and Cara Delevigne. In addition, their endless achievements and flirting are boring and, moreover, do not testify to Besson's highly creative writing. Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets is a wonderful escape from reality, but above all a series of beautiful pictures and a rarity cabinet of weird creatures and concepts.

Directing:
  • Luc Besson
Writing:
  • Luc Besson
  • Pierre Christin
  • Jean-Claude Mézières
themoviedb icon 6.8/10
  • Release Date: 2017-07-20
  • Views: 111
  • Country: FR
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 137
  • Budget: $197,471,676
  • Revenue: $65,629,883

Dane DeHaan

Valerian

Cara Delevingne

Laureline

Clive Owen

Commander Arün Filitt

Rihanna

Bubble

Ethan Hawke

Jolly the Pimp

Herbie Hancock

Defence Minister

Kris Wu

Sergeant Neza

Rutger Hauer

President of the World State Federation

John Goodman

Igon Siruss (voice)

Elizabeth Debicki

Emperor Haban-Limaï (voice)

Sam Spruell

General Okto Bar

Alain Chabat

Bob the Pirate

Jonas Bloquet

K-Tron Warrior / Control Room Soldier

Sasha Luss

Princess Lïhio-Minaa / Creature 'Candy Dress'

Louis Leterrier

Captain Welcoming Mercurys

Olivier Megaton

Captain Welcoming KCO2

Sam Douglas

Male Tourist

Aymeline Valade

Emperor Haban-Limaï

Eric Lampaert

Guide Thaziit

David Michie

Pearl Tsuuri (voice)

Alexandre Nguyen

Japanese Delegate

Yun Lai

Valley Chinois

Xavier Giannoli

Captain Norton

Benoît Jacquot

Captain Welcoming Arysum

Gérard Krawczyk

Captain Welcoming Martapuraïs

Lee Delong

Tsûuri / Tourist (voice)

Ola Rapace

Major Gibson

Stefan Konarske

Captain Zito

Mahamadou Coulibaly

Major Gibon's Soldier / Igon Junio

Abel Jafri

Bus Driver

Akim Chir

Igon Sirus Guard

Paul Lefèvre

Siirt Guard / Siirt Salesman

Tonio Descanvelle

DA / Doghan-Dagui

Doug Rand

Doghan-Dagui

Robbie Rist

Doghan-Dagui (voice)

Claire Tran

Bubble / Glamopod / Control Room Sergeant

Sissi Duparc

Creature 'Louis XVI'

Philippe Rigot

Hero Merchant

Étienne Ménard

Red Zone Captain

Tania Dessources

Boulan Bathor Emperor's Wife

Cédric Chevalme

Bubble / Boulan-Bathor / Valerian
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