Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

DVD - 2017
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"Valerian is at times so mind-meltingly beautiful and strange that I'm still not sure I didn't just dream it all."--Village Voice.
"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a movie for science fiction fans who wish every minute of Star Wars was the cantina scene."--San Francisco Chronicle.
"An expansive, expensive adventure whose creativity outweights its more uneven elements."--Variety.
In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline 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. A mystery is at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the city.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD VALERIA 1DISC
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,surround,stereo,Dolby Atmos,Dolby digital 5.1,Dolby digitial 2.0
1 videodisc (approximately 137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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etaylor494
Jan 18, 2018

Stunningly bad.

KickyMcGee Jan 17, 2018

Kind of a mess, but a pretty one!

laurengail Jan 16, 2018

For SciFi fans and folks who love the source material this is pretty good. If you can get through the first awkward encounter with the two leads, it does get much better. The movie is visually spectacular and contrary to another reviewer, of course you should have Rihanna in your SciFi movie!

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charlottein
Jan 16, 2018

I really enjoy this movie. Good characterizations, awesome effects, and good balance of action. Starts a little slow, but considering they have to introduce the watcher to the intricate world that is understandable. If you like the movie, try checking out the anime series, which is enjoyable.

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myamber
Jan 12, 2018

Great graphics and special effects.
Not a great movie, but was enjoyable to watch and I definitely would watch a part two.

aavishkakumar Jan 07, 2018

It started off slow but as the movie went on, it started to become more interesting and captivating. It was a good movie with a decent storyline and the right amount of comedy, made better by the actors in the movie.

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jimg2000
Jan 07, 2018

Spectacular special effects, animation and set design, along with an outstanding soundtrack. The Rihanna performance as the shape shifting "Bubble" was jaw dropping great. Directed by Lux Besson (Fifth Element 1997 and Lucy 2014,) and with producers from France, Belgium, China and Hollywood, which might explain those lessor known actors outside of Clive Owen. The story was engaging but not overly complex, with believable sci-fic premise that drew parallel to present global conflicts over limited resources by corrupted imperialists. Lastly, enjoyed the central pair of characters as the young special operatives Valerian and Laureline who provided comic relief with tantalizing interactions that oozed mutual admiration, trust, respect or perhaps love. I am solidly with Roger & Ebert on this one:

49% Rottentomatoes
6.5/10 IMDb
4/4 Roger Ebert

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Ferrous1
Jan 05, 2018

The stunning visual graphics are not enough to save this movie. The two leads have no chemistry and are miscast; the script is very poorly written; someone needs to tell ‘Laureline’ that smirking, eye-rolling, and a few facial twitches are not acting; and the Rihanna sequence is totally unnecessary. In short, watch it for the spectacle (best on a big screen), but for the rest...

SPL_Robyn Dec 28, 2017

Beautiful effects well imagined, but the graphic novel was better.

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Longman1
Dec 26, 2017

Too stupid for words.

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jimg2000
Jan 07, 2018

The mythology of the people on Mül :

Our planet is very beautiful and we live in harmony with the elements. Our activities are fishing and collecting energy. That energy makes fertile soil, control the wind and the waves. Two years we performed on land and sea.
We lived in harmony for centuries. Until doomsday arrives. The sky outside our planet a big battle going on. The war between the two parties, we do not recognize. ...
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Some one liners in IMDb except:
Why don't you think with your heart and not your head for once?
-I don't wanna be another name on your list of conquests. Thank you very much.
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I did learn something.
-What?
I want only your name on my playlist.

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jimg2000
Jan 07, 2018

The city of a thousand planets:
Welcome to Alpha, the city's thousands of planets... growing 7 percent this year. And since its off of the terrestrial orbit, where it's already ventured as far as 700 million miles.
-Population?
Nearly 30 million. 3236 species from the four corners of the universe is here. Mixing knowledge and their culture. More than 5000 languages here, and not the language of the computer. Demographics. In the South there is a section setting inhabited 800 species in any type of liquid. Like farmers, who cultivate Polom Cobalt. In the North there is a carbonated areas inhabited by Azimo. That's because sensitivitasnya, they meant the question of Science and molecular components of the nerve. They can makes cells of any kind. To the East, the great Olight colony. They control information technology, finance, and banking. Finally in the West, in a pressurized atmosphere, we have 9 million man and similar species. ...

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