The adaptation of the French Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets full movie online Valerian stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne. Their characters are Valerian and Laureline finding themselves on an enormous space station called Alpha, which is home to thousands of species.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets full movie is considered a big gamble for Besson, who has dreamed of making the film for decades since days of his Fifth Element. Sizzle reels and trailers at conventions around the country over the past year have wowed with their effects, but the dazzling 3D seems to be not enough to win over many critics.
Todd McCarthy has a lot to say about the movie, but the first paragraph of his review sort of says it all: “The Razzies don’t need to wait until the end of the year to anoint a winner for 2017. The Golden Turkey Awards should be republished with a new cover. Euro-trash is back, while sci-fi will need to lick its wounds for a while. Dane DeHaan, who has starred in two of the most egregiously bloated misfires of the year with A Cure for Wellness and now this, should do a couple of indie films, while Cara Delevingne needs to learn there is more to acting than smirking and eye-rolling. Rihanna should pretend this never happened. And the Hollywood studio chiefs can breathe easy that, this time, at least, they’ll escape blame for making a giant summer franchise picture that nobody wants to see, since this one’s a French import.”
Things don’t get any better on New York Daily News as Stephen Whitty wrote “The movie itself is a big, black hole”. Whitty acknowledges Besson has fun with the effects, but “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets full movie is its own empty rocket ship, piloted by a giddy teenage boy and a crew of two sullen children, slowly creeping its way toward airless oblivion. It never stops for a minute, yet it never goes anywhere.”
David Ehrlich praises the impressive setting of Alpha, but even for that, the movie is no way to be saved from failure. Ehrlich wrote “Alpha is a miraculous place, a Wonderland in orbit, but this incredible world is desperately in search of a story worth its sights. Besson’s film is mesmerizing as long as Valerian and Laureline keep digging towards the center, diving through massive computer circuits and stealing parasites off the backs of giant alien scallops in their quest towards the big nothing at the end of the tunnel, but the vividness of this place only underscores the lifelessness of the people leading us through it.”
Chris Nashawaty was very kind as he not pulling any punches in his review “During Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets full movie intoxicating first 30 minutes, for example, I couldn’t decide whether what I was watching was brilliantly bonkers or total folly. Then, as the story went on, it came into sharper and sharper focus: Valerian is an epic mess” He did praise the movie’s “breathtaking” opening montage and first half-hour. For Nashawaty, DeHaan poses the biggest problem for the film. Even he gives Besson credit for not playing it safe, Nashawaty still wrote “Valerian and Besson strain so hard to sizzle your retinas and knock you out with the film’s oddness that it eventually becomes numbing and then just exhausting.”
On the other hand, some critics don’t get cold with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets online, but even for them, the movie still has plenty of flaws. As Eric Eisenberg finding out, there are “some elements just don’t work as they really should”. Those elements he mentioned includes the chemistry between the leads and a somewhat bloated second half.
Rare as diamond, Scott Mendelson goes so far calling the movie “a dazzling delight”. He praises the special effects as he comparing Valerian with other sci-fi classics such as Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy. Unlike Eisenberg, Mendelson calls the chemistry between DeHaan and Delevingne “terrific”, although he takes issue with the decision to separate the characters for a large portion of the film. “In an era of recycled and/or nostalgia-driven IP, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets full movie is the sort of ‘new to movies’ franchise that deserves to live long and prosper” is what Mendelson overall comment on Valerian, and it work well as a consolation prize for Besson and his Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets full movie.