History YMMV / TheFifthElement

15th Jun '18 2:27:12 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg]] is a vicious businessman who abandons any semblance of humanity in the name of profit. Using the Mangalores to try and steal the stones of the four elements that would save the world from "[[EldritchAbomination Mr. Shadow]]", Zorg intends to allow Earth to be destroyed in return for payment from Shadow. Attacking a luxury ship to Floston Paradise, Zorg and the Mangalores kill countless innocents, before trying to blow up the ship and escape with the stones. [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Loyal to no one]], Zorg also seemingly sells weapons to the Mangalores, only for them to self-destruct and kill them, and [[LackOfEmpathy fires one million taxi drivers out of callousness]] during an economic downturn.

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* CompleteMonster: Though the film is mostly light-hearted, it does have the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive vicious businessman]], [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg]] is a vicious businessman Zorg]], who abandons any semblance of humanity in the name of profit. Using the Mangalores to try and steal the stones of the four elements that would save the world from "[[EldritchAbomination Mr. Shadow]]", Zorg intends to allow Earth to be destroyed in return for payment from Shadow. Attacking a luxury ship to Floston Paradise, Zorg and the Mangalores kill countless innocents, before trying to blow up the ship and escape with the stones. [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Loyal to no one]], Zorg also seemingly sells weapons to the Mangalores, only for them to self-destruct and kill them, and [[LackOfEmpathy fires one million taxi drivers out of callousness]] during an economic downturn.
28th May '18 2:05:43 PM CommanderAce
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* HarsherInHindsight: Terrorists shooting up an airport hits a little close to home nowadays. And Korben's kissing of Leeloo when she's asleep looks a lot less comic in the wake of the #[=TimesUp=] and #[=MeToo=] movements.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Terrorists shooting up an airport hits a little close to home nowadays. And Korben's kissing of Leeloo when she's asleep looks a lot less comic in the wake of the #[=TimesUp=] and #[=MeToo=] movements. Even more so now considering Luc Besson was accused of rape.
14th May '18 7:13:46 AM kyeo
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* HarsherInHindsight: Terrorists shooting up an airport hits a little close to home nowadays...

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* HarsherInHindsight: Terrorists shooting up an airport hits a little close to home nowadays...nowadays. And Korben's kissing of Leeloo when she's asleep looks a lot less comic in the wake of the #[=TimesUp=] and #[=MeToo=] movements.
29th Apr '18 9:25:48 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[TheHeavy Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive vicious businessman]] who abandons any semblance of humanity in the name of [[{{Greed}} profit]]. Using the Mangalores to try and steal the stones of the four elements that would save the world from the EldritchAbomination "Mr. Shadow", Zorg intends to allow Earth to be destroyed in return for payment from Shadow. Attacking a luxury ship to Floston Paradise, Zorg and the Mangalores kill countless innocents, before trying to blow up the ship and escape with the stones. Loyal to no one, Zorg also seemingly sells weapons to the Mangalores only for them to self-destruct and kill them, and fires one million taxi drivers out of callousness during an economic downturn.

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* CompleteMonster: [[TheHeavy [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive vicious businessman]] businessman who abandons any semblance of humanity in the name of [[{{Greed}} profit]]. profit. Using the Mangalores to try and steal the stones of the four elements that would save the world from the EldritchAbomination "Mr. Shadow", "[[EldritchAbomination Mr. Shadow]]", Zorg intends to allow Earth to be destroyed in return for payment from Shadow. Attacking a luxury ship to Floston Paradise, Zorg and the Mangalores kill countless innocents, before trying to blow up the ship and escape with the stones. [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Loyal to no one, one]], Zorg also seemingly sells weapons to the Mangalores Mangalores, only for them to self-destruct and kill them, and [[LackOfEmpathy fires one million taxi drivers out of callousness callousness]] during an economic downturn.
29th Apr '18 9:09:41 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[TheHeavy Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive vicious businessman]] who abandons any semblance of humanity in the name of [[{{Greed}} profit]]. Using the Mangalores to try and steal the stones of the four elements that would save the world from the EldritchAbomination "Mr. Shadow", Zorg intends to allow Earth to be destroyed in return for payment from Shadow. Attacking a luxury ship to Floston Paradise, Zorg and the Mangalores kill countless innocents, before trying to blow up the ship and escape with the stones. Loyal to no one, Zorg also seemingly sells weapons to the Mangalores only for them to self-destruct and kill them, and fires one million taxi drivers out of callousness during an economic downturn.
2nd Mar '18 11:45:00 AM LtFedora
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The model work that went into future New York City is still impressive twenty years later, especially considering that practical effects would soon fade in favor of CGI.
15th Feb '18 8:54:17 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* FashionVictimVillain: Zorg's tailor needs to calm the hell down. Pretty much ''any'' aspect of his goofy outfits - the transparent clear-plastic dome that only covers half his head, the hideous haircut and "Hitler soulpatch", the pinstriped trenchcoats - would be bad enough on their own, but together they go so far beyond merely "cheesy" that they almost circle around to being totally awesome again.

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* FashionVictimVillain: Zorg's tailor needs to calm the hell down. Pretty much ''any'' aspect of his goofy outfits - the transparent clear-plastic dome that only covers half his head, the hideous haircut and "Hitler soulpatch", the pinstriped trenchcoats - would be bad enough on their own, but together they go so far beyond merely "cheesy" cheesy that they almost [[NarmCharm circle around to being totally awesome again.]]
15th Feb '18 8:53:49 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* FashionVictimVillain: Zorg's tailor needs to calm the hell down. Pretty much ''any'' aspect of his goofy outfits - the transparent clear-plastic dome that only covers half his head, the hideous haircut and "Hitler soulpatch", the pinstriped trenchcoats - would be bad enough on their own, but together they go so far beyond merely "cheesy" that they almost circle around to being totally awesome again.
12th Feb '18 10:30:29 AM smasll_lordvoice
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* NarmCharm: Pretty much the ''entire movie'', as Besson wrote it when he was twelve. The whole thing comes across pretty much like a two-hour long big-budget Saturday morning cartoon in live action, and is arguably all the more entertaining because of it.
27th Aug '17 7:51:40 AM Silverblade2
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