Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

By Luc Besson

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2017-07-21
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Director: Luc Besson
  • Production Company: River Road Entertainment
  • Production Country: Canada, France, China, Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
6.7/10
6.7
From 1,202 Ratings

Description

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.

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  • Couldn’t get past the bad acting

    1
    By MovieChump
    Amazing visual effects couldn’t save this movie. The storyline was pretty good but unfortunately it seems not enough time or money was spent on actors. The lead female character was especially bad to the point that you were pulled out of the story and universe created by the director. Unable to finish this beast. Hopefully in 20 years it will be remade with a better cast.
  • Hard Sci-Fi from the Heart

    5
    By Lovefork
    If you can get past the visual overload, this is great entertainment. There is a lot happening, but underneath the effects is a great story and a forgiving essay on humanity. I recommend it for the story, the epic telling of that story, and the redemption given to our species. Enjoy and don't overanalyze.
  • Very Cool SFI - great to watch

    4
    By JoeTooCool
    I bought this movie because I figured I’d need to watch it a couple of times. I was right. The visuals are stunning. The first 15 minutes introduces the aliens and the Alpha station, both of which are really well done. The final 30 minutes are engrossing. The rest of the plot is so-so, but never boring. The sci-fi visuals really carry this movie. By the end, you get to like the two main characters. The level of creativity that went into making the film is unmatched. I recommend it for contemporary sci-fi fans.
  • Not Worth It - Seriously.

    1
    By moviesalad
    How can something with so much action and CG be just plain boring? Bad acting, too many borrowed ideas from prior movies and, once again, bad acting. If you are over 16, do not waste your time here.
  • I never criticize movies... what were they thinking?

    2
    By ThePROFESSIONAL
    Out of the thousands of movies I’ve seen I’ve never taken the time to review one. Even if it’s bad, I’ll look for the positive and just accept it. But all the money the spent on this movie’s special effects was tossed in the trash by the casting director. Dane DeHaan was “ok” in chronicle but every other film he’s been in, he’s terrible. I don’t know what casting directors see in him. However, he’s better than Cara Delevingne, who’s acting isn’t even suited for a Disney Channel made for TV movie. Add the aforementioned to the corny dialogue from these two horrible actors with atrocious writing, this movie was off beat the whole way through and fell flat on its face. Oh, let’s not forget to mention the “evil white man” and “white guilt” undertones. Yeah, I noticed and it’s getting old.
  • Amazing Visuals

    1
    By MexMS
    ...but absolutely no plot. Two teenagers saving the universe from something but I’m still not sure what. This is probably the biggest wasted opportunity to make a phenomenal movie I have ever witnessed. If you are over 6 yo, don’t waste you time...or money.
  • huge potential, not realized

    2
    By zidane2015
    Amazing moments and an incredible opening sequence cannot fight off atrocious casting (Valerian) a poor script, and extremely inconsistent FX. This is only marginally more watchable than Chris Tucker's garbage cameo in the Fifth Element. What a waste of $200 million. You could make the film "Get Out" 25 times on this budget, or the film "Midnight" 100 times! Do yourself and the industry a favor, watch one of those films instead.
  • Inspiring and confident!

    5
    By Torched39
    This was well written and amazing movie, I hope that they continue making movies like sequels this also usually nothing is as good as the first one, I think with the same people director and actor and writer that the second one would be awesome to
  • Horrible movie

    1
    By Robbie Kelley
    The dialogue was brutal to get through - overtly narrating/preaching how important it is to be a good person and how great love is. Poor character development. The movie was unorganized. Just not a good movie.
  • Great CGI

    5
    By Rinasandler
    Amazing CGI— best ever Main characters didn’t really work

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