Say what you will about Luc Besson, but his films has always entertained me. The latest, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (based on the comic book series Valerian and Laureline), has arrived, and we get an even deeper look at the world.
In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) 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—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.
I can not wait for the July 21, 2017 release of this movie. Sure, it looks a lot like The 5th Element – then again Steven Spielberg films look a lot like Steven Spielberg films…
If you want to learn more about Valerian, check out this year’s Thanksgiving Retro Review!