You don’t often see giant outlandish sci-fi films anymore unless they are piggy backing off a historically proven concept (eg: Star Wars, Star Trek). Enter Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. This film has some strong points which left me hoping that there will be a sequel.
The acting is excellent with Cara Delevingne playing an inspiring protagonist. Alongside her is Dane Dehaan who is evolving into one of my favourite actors, and then there is Clive Owen who is my favourite actor. Clive Owen has a knack for pulling out the best performances in the actors around him which makes him an asset to everything he does on screen.
The visuals are a mixed bag. Whilst I loved the Fifth Element and Star Wars inspired characters and colours, the CG felt dated. This was noticeable from the very start of the film. To top this off, it wasn’t a very captivating story. With that said, I would like to see where they could take the Valerian universe and whether they can develop a story with more substance.
Directed By: Luc Besson