Luc Besson’s ridiculously long titled movie, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, looks to be this summer’s sci-fi juggernaut, sorry Guardians fans. Early positive buzz has covered all the bases, acting, visuals, directing, and music.
Based on the French comic book the movie takes place in the 28th century and two young special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevigne) are tasked with policing throughout human territories. On this adventure they must discover who or what is behind the threat to the city of Alpha, the city of a thousand planets.
Early screenings were shown to audiences and they have been generally positive.
Anticipation for Besson’s next spectacle are really high, and the film has a lot to live up to. The comic was first published in 1967, but is only now getting it’s feature film debut. We have had 50 years of great, good, and bad space operas. To be successful Valerian just has to be better than John Carter and Jupiter Ascending, and good enough to draw comparisons to Star Wars, which has been the poster child for great space operas.
Many have said that this looks to be Besson’s return to big scale spectacle after The Fifth Element. He has grounded his work lately, but Besson looks to be reentering the blockbuster game with a bang.
The film will be out in wide release July 21st. The supporting cast included Clive Owen, Rihanna, Kris Wu, John Goodman and Ethan Hawke.
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