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: Belga Films
  • Production Country: Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 1,903 Ratings


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.




  • Love it

    By mauppassant
    Great movie great story great special effects. It is like a parallel story. While the fifth element was happening on earth, valerian was happening on outer space.
  • Valerian

    By DVR415
    Movie was ok
  • Visuals are great, story not half bad...

    By Benedictat
    Ok, this review may contain a few spoilers. Nothing major however, as in you'd get more spoilers out of a preview. As *everyone* notes, the visuals are fantastic. On par with Avatar. No debate about that. Storyline could have used a bit more work, and the leading man really was more of a leading emo. Sure as heck did NOT strike me as a Major in a Federation Military. Too immature, squeaky voiced and young for a major. The movie was named after the male character lead. Frankly with him dragging the pace and such, I think the leading lady should have been named Valerian and the movie named after her. Cara Delavigne frackin' rocked her part. This was only the second movie I've seen her in, the first being Suicide Squad. Wasn't overly impressed with that one, but this one got my attention. She did a great job I think in her role here. I look forward to seeing her performances in the future with better scripts. The story is slow to start, as they *have* to take time to "world build". It starts moving faster after the first 30 minutes or so. The end actually does tie up story threads, so it wasn't a waste of time to watch. Kind of cliche' ending, almost scooby doo-ish. But after watching, I didn't feel that I'd wasted my money. If you can rent this, do so. It's definitely worth a rental. A purchase? Try for a discounted price on it, but it would be worth that too. Fair disclosure: I purchased.
  • 2 stars are generous.

    By ronansfo
    Visually appealing, but the story is weak. Anyone giving more than 2 stars must be smoking crack. I see some 5 star reviews for this and there is no way that this movie is great like Lawrence of Arabia, or The Godfather (both real 5 Star movies). The lead actor is AWFUL. Where did they find such a one dimensional actor? He reminds me of the guy that played Anakin Skywalker (Hayden whatever). Yes, that bad.
  • It’s what you expect, only a little worse

    By Kitbrown
    The story is decent, the SFX are outstanding, the acting is horrible. Delevigne delivers some of the worst lines with zero acting skills. She absolutely ruins what could have at least been a 3-Star movie.
  • Better than expected

    By tmnorbeck
    I really enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. I will probably buy it so I can watch it again!
  • Great scifi

    By Awakeinwa
    The negative reviews are wrong. Great acting, great story. Amazing vision and storytelling. This is fifth element but with nuance, grit, realism that plants markers of what the human condition will be like in the distant future. It is at once optimistic and realistic, dry witted and vivid. A well read individual would not be confused and frustrated by this movie. The multi dimensional nature of the flick literally and figuratively is both liberating and all too rare. Wish there was more out of box sci fi like this.
  • Don't Rent IT!

    By おらヴァンー (^。^)
    Rent it to watch but movie keeps stopping. Didn't get to watch the full show.
  • Favorite of 2017

    By GregoryXandrew
    Really an incredible movie, with an awesome story line and incredible visuals!
  • Worst leading actors

    By Månchot
    No chemistry, terrible dialogue delivery, 'nuff said. Even if the rest of the movie has compelling elements, getting beyond the two leading actors is nearly impossible.