Luc Besson’s goofy sci-fi Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets full movie may look a bit like his The Fifth Element (1997), but in any case, Valerian is derivative in more ways than that movie.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Full Movie is based on a French comic-book series with the same name has been running since the 1960s. It stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as Valerian and Laureline – sleek and preposterous space agents in the 28th century. Their mission is to rescue a certain animal that has the power to reproduce vital energy-enriched pearls that the indigenous people of a destroyed planet once used to mulch their crops and generally maintain their utopian agrarian lifestyle.
In Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Full Movie, because of vocal stylings that sound eerily like Keanu Reeves, DeHaan keeps making me thingk of Neo in The Matrix since his vocal stylings sound eerily like Keanu Reeves. In a meanwhile, this movie looks like the Wachowskis’ Speed Racer or something Robert Rodriguez might have made in his garage. Then, the movie gets round to comedy-stereotype aliens, we are so close to something that could be called Phantom Menace 2.0. It keeps striving for a kind of artless modernity, and yet it keeps looking like something from 10 or 20 years ago.
There are some cameo to be spot out in the Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Online movie. We have Ethan Hawke as pimp/club owner on a distant planet exercising a malign, abusive force over a shape-shifting singer called Bubble. The most interesting about Bubble is not the fact she having contact with our protagonist but that she is played by Rihanna. With an archly raised eyebrow, she occasionally resembles a bemused Dorothy Lamour getting led into a whole casbah of nonsense by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.
We also have high-ranking diplomats, politicians and military leaders, Herbie Hancock, weirdly appears in a shimmering cameo playing a stern defense minister. He looks faintly puzzled as if he can’t imagine how on earth he came to be doing this. There are Sam Spruell, playing fierce, hatched-face General Okto-Bar, and Clive Owen, playing unreliable Commander Arun Filitt, joining the movie in an outerspace military athleisure wear.
In Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Full Movie, there is one detail reminding audience about Apollo-Soyuz docking in 1975 – the real-life outer-space peace initiative between the US and the Soviet Union. The movie imagines this convention being repeated and evolved almost infinitely into the future with all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures striding forward after docking has taken place to shake hands with the earthlings. Thus, we move forward to the quaintly imagined and fabricated future worlds in which Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Full Movie takes place.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Full Movie is a summer movie that leaves the block unbusted. In fact, it leaves the block pristine and box-fresh and, if you kept the receipt, in a fit condition to be returned to the block store. It is a cordial addition to that genre of films that in a bygone age would lurk in the discount bin in a thousand vanished video shops, but is now destined to occupy a tiny space on iTunes, waiting for Rihanna fans bored enough to want to stream it.