Reviews: Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
A dazzling science-fiction funhouse - where only the title character is having fun.
I love this movie for what I expected it to be - the movie Luc Besson *wanted* to make when he made The Fifth Element - a Sci-Fi Kitchen Sink filled with weird and wonderful alien places and people. Unfortunately, Dane DeHaan is the only non-CGI character who is embracing the Ham and Cheese setting - being the hypercompetent ethical womanizer that Agent Valerian is supposed to be AKA Han Solo-with-a-badge. Every other human is pretending this is some kind of Tom Clancy-style military thriller Recycled IN SPACE! AKA Syfy's The Expanse. Still, anyone who enjoys any of Luc Besson's movies in general - and "The Fifth Element" in particular - should watch this. *Especially* in 3D.