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Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (2017)

Luc Besson is at it again! And revisiting his roots again, too.

This time it's with an imaginative, colorful, alien tale of two agents/superheroes on a mission to save Alpha - the future human metropolis of thousand planets! Basically Alpha is giant glass dome floating around in space... or am I confusing it with that other much more fragile-looking one in Star Trek? Either way it looks a bit fragile, so you know the threat's a real thing... or is it really? Twists.

The world feels like a hybrid between Fifth Element (the color and personality) and Guardians of the Galaxy (the aliens)... with a little Avatar (the main ingredient) mixed in. It also features a masterful Rihanna cameo! She's a shape shifter showgirl, so you know that's something to look forward to.

The plot's a bit shallow sometimes. They cut out certain characters to cut out on competition, and the Avatar influences are clear as day, but it was a fun watch. So many species. So much color. I love the world, and Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne make an entertaining and passionate duo.

It feels like a teenage movie in the first moments but... it's more than that. I can't really place it. It's for all ages. It's full of fight, and full of races! Never complacent. Always amazing. It's both the future and refreshingly ancient, and though far from flawless refreshingly ranging, with all from the tragic demise of the old and aging reign of civilization to the tasteful angelic changeling! If naught else: I'm sure you'll find it entertaining.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle


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