Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Movie

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: Space odyssey of one-of-its-kind

Every time the world faces extinction, a savior comes and saves the world miraculously escaping all the attacks by the menace. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets narrates the same story of the savior of the planet.

The movie is set on the backdrop of 28th century where Alpha, the vast metropolis and home to thousands of species from different planet faces the risk of extinction. It is a beautiful planet of peace loving residents but a dark force engulfs the metropolis and start suffocating its residents. Suddenly, a savior arrives from the horizon and dramatically saves the planet. But it would be better to say that viewers know that the metropolis Alpha will be saved.

Special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are assigned with the task of saving Alpha and the duo race against time to win the battle against the dark force threatening the metropolis. And the task is completed but the movie became a mess of events that are difficult to separate. The biggest drawback pointed out of critics is that the protagonists try doing maximum within their thinly written roles. Critics are of the view that the protagonists were big responsibility but made toothless.

The Better Part of The Movie

It is visually stunning. Overall, the movie has many new and interesting things to see and talk about. Honestly speaking, the movie has the impression of the The Fifth Element that was a blockbuster. The screening won’t be in 3D but it will look more stunning in 3D visuals.

The worst part of the movie

The story isn’t moving in right direction and the scenes created aren’t supporting the story. Heroes rescue each other in full planetary destruction and it looks like everyone is pushing the story to the conclusion. After the first 100 minutes, you’ll feel the movie isn’t worth watching but the cinematography could keep you tied to your seat.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets First Look & Poster

The Sci-Fic poster of the movie reveals true colors of the film. It has all the stars and the species of the Alpha metropolis. A good thing about the poster is that is in the shape of V that resembles Valerian. Name of the movie and the release date is on the bottom. The poster gives no idea about the story and nor does it fuels excitement.

Why watch the movie?

First reason for watching the movie is its connection to The Fifth Element. Another reason is its relation to a popular novel. And third reason is its cinematography. The story is weak but the presentation and other things are strong. If you overlook what critics are saying about story and stars, you will enjoy the movie to the full.


• The movie shows over 200 different types of species
• It has 2734 special effect shots while The Fifth Element had only 188
• Cara Delevingne worked hard for months to fit into the dress of Laureline
• The movie wasn’t shot in 3D because bulky 3D cameras are unsuitable for this type of filming

Directed – Luc Besson
Produced – Luc Besson, Virginie Silla
Starring – Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Kris Wu, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke
Release date – 21 July 2017 (USA), 26 July 2017 (France)
Running time – 129 minutes
Country – France
Language- English

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