Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 8363

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 37

Theatrical Release Date: 07/21/2017

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/21/2017

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Luc Besson

Actors: Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen, Elizabeth Debicki, Sam Spruell, Rihanna

Plot: Valerian and Laureline are special agents of the human species, whose main goal is to maintain harmony and order across the universe. Investigating the every-expanding intergalactic city of Alpha (17 million inhabitants and expanding), all seems well but sinister forces seek to upset the balance and plunge the known universe into chaos. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/11/2019

The plot becomes lost in its fantastical visuals, but despite all its problems (and underperformance at the box office,) "Valerian" could likely earn a cult following similar to that of David Lynch's "Dune."

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Indyfreak - wrote on 01/31/2018

It's one of the most beautifully filmed science fiction movies I've ever seen and probably ever made. Too bad it's often nonsensical and doesn't seem content to tell just one single story. Fifth Element this ain't. Still, it does have a tremendous sense of fun with its stupidity.

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A flood of titillating images

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 12/15/2017

“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 …

Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
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A Delight to the Senses

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/22/2017

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 India, …

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