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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Movie Reviews

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12/15/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A flood of titillating images

“It’s our mission that doesn’t make sense, sir.”

After watching “Valerian and the City of a thousand planets” I can imagine how someone sees his surroundings while being under the influence of psychedelics. This SF-opera based on a comic is a cacophony of surrealistic and grotesque images from an immeasurable universe where all sorts of extraterrestrials make their appearance. Believe me, it really didn’t take long before I realized I no longer knew what it was about. The only thing left for me was to lay down in my cozy couch and marvel at the spectacle Luc Besson fabricated.

Visually, this SF is really overwhelming. Color tones splashing off the screen. And an infinite collection of aliens. Already during the opening scene you get a concatenation of delegations arriving at the spa...

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07/22/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Delight to the Senses

If Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets taught me anything, it is that Luc Besson is not afraid to take chances, and that he continues to be one of the most creative directors today. Billed as the most expensive independent film, and based on a French comic, Valerian follows a pair of intergalactic super agents (titular character Valerian and his female better half Laureline) as they attempt to save Alpha (also known as the City of a Thousand Planets) from a dark force that threatens the millions of species, and all their accumulated knowledge.

I love this opening to this film. Set to the late David Bowie's "Space Oddity" we see humanity go from 1975 to the International Space Station in our near future - as at first representatives from different countries (including ...

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