Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha. A mystery is at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the city.
Publisher: [Toronto] :, eOne Films,, [2017]
Edition: Blu-ray
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Mar 21, 2018

Hilarious. The first time I saw it, I tried to take it seriously and didn't get it. The second time I watched it as an homage and a tongue in cheek comment on sci-fi and laughed the whole way through. (Director has a weird thing about women stretching their arms over their heads. maybe he thinks it is sexy??)

Mar 18, 2018

Beautiful scenery and well made. Not sure why so many negative comments. I like this much better than any Star War.

Mar 03, 2018

Not a great movie. Beautifully filmed, and special effects. No chemistry between the main couple. Rihanna was surprisingly good in her role.

Mar 03, 2018

It's a Sci-Fi Action Caper Comedy people, lighten up, jeesh! (Think '5th Element', 'Guardians Of The Galaxy') I watched it alone at 2AM with a couple of glasses of wine after working late. Eye Candy,i.e.,amazing, imaginative and well executed costume, creature and set designs, 'just go with it' convoluted story and character relationships. Entertaining if you value some esoteric mindless escapism on occasion.

Feb 26, 2018

It's very difficult to like a movie when you hate the main characters within 5 mins of meeting them. I am struggling to find anything good to say about this movie, the creature and mechanical designs were interesting, but that wasn't enough to save the movie, it was terrible...and I am pretty forgiving when it comes to science fiction and fantasy.

Feb 26, 2018

I like this film based on the French graphic novels from 1967. I found the actors having a chemistry together and liked the strength of the women special agent partner. I was at first struck with the youth of the two main characters, compared to their "rank" and high regard, with their jobs, but that did not linger, as the story takes place in the 22nd Century.
I found the story and imagination flowed well and the only other slight problem, was that it is an age old story, which borrowed from many different other films.
There is over an hour of special features on the DVD, which talks to the actors, writers, director and other aspects of the film.
Knowing the original date of the story, makes me see that this was a more of a trailblazer, than I had first thought, as film seemed to have borrowed from Star Wars, 5th Element (same director) and Avatar.

Feb 24, 2018

I gave up halfway through this travesty. That’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back.

Feb 22, 2018

This movie is awful. The special effects are incredibly superb but are tied to a plot that is nonsensical and mangled. The stars of the film are wooden and offer nothing for the viewer. Bad flic, untrue to it's genre. I didn't even watch it once but skipped through at 10 minute intervals hoping it would get better- it didn't it got worse.
Read the comic this movie was based on- THAT is worse reading.

Feb 21, 2018

this movie is excellent for what it is: based on a graphic novel. The special effects are incredibly superb (possibly the best I've ever seen) and the performances were exactly what they were supposed to be. Fun flic, true to it's genre. I watched it twice to appreciate the subtleties.

Feb 21, 2018

Terrible- the two leads have no charisma or presence- I had to shut it off they were so annoying. The CGI is overloaded to such an extent that it overshadows any semblance of story of plot- so in the end you're left with a meaningless jumble of mush and nonsense.

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Jan 07, 2018

The mythology of the people on Mül :

Our planet is very beautiful and we live in harmony with the elements. Our activities are fishing and collecting energy. That energy makes fertile soil, control the wind and the waves. Two years we performed on land and sea.
We lived in harmony for centuries. Until doomsday arrives. The sky outside our planet a big battle going on. The war between the two parties, we do not recognize. ...
Some one liners in IMDb except:
Why don't you think with your heart and not your head for once?
-I don't wanna be another name on your list of conquests. Thank you very much.
I did learn something.
I want only your name on my playlist.

Jan 07, 2018

The city of a thousand planets:
Welcome to Alpha, the city's thousands of planets... growing 7 percent this year. And since its off of the terrestrial orbit, where it's already ventured as far as 700 million miles.
Nearly 30 million. 3236 species from the four corners of the universe is here. Mixing knowledge and their culture. More than 5000 languages here, and not the language of the computer. Demographics. In the South there is a section setting inhabited 800 species in any type of liquid. Like farmers, who cultivate Polom Cobalt. In the North there is a carbonated areas inhabited by Azimo. That's because sensitivitasnya, they meant the question of Science and molecular components of the nerve. They can makes cells of any kind. To the East, the great Olight colony. They control information technology, finance, and banking. Finally in the West, in a pressurized atmosphere, we have 9 million man and similar species. ...

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