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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives 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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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson, the director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. 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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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language | See all certifications »

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€197,000,000 (estimated)
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Cara Delevingne worked out for several months to get in shape for her role as Laureline. See more »

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There's a dedication before the closing credits start rolling: To my father... See more »

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References The Fifth Element (1997) See more »

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I Feel Everything
(Cara Delevingne / Pharrell Williams)
Performed by Cara Delevingne
Produced by Pharrell Williams
Recorded by Mike Larson for i am OTHER Entertainment at Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
At Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA.
2nd Engineer: Ben Sedano
Electric Guitar: Brent Paschke
Editing, Arrangement and Programming: Mike Larson for i am OTHER Entertainment
Mixed by Tony Maserati at Mirrorball Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by David Kutch (as Dave Kutch) at The Mastering Palace, NYC.
(c) 2017 More Water from Nazareth / EMI Pop Music Publishing / Lions Den Music
With courtesy of EMI Music Publishing France
(p) 2017 Valerian S.A.S. / Talamasca, Inc.
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More fun than the last five Star Wars films
20 July 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What if the Star Wars prequels had been handed over to a better director? What if The Force Awakens and Rogue One had aimed at being original and fun science fantasy films rather than just playing on people's nostalgia?

This is what I found myself seeing as I was watching Valerian. A film that made Space Opera's fun and exciting again.

I was surprised by the two leads. The trailers made it feel like we'd be seeing a rehash of the two main leads from Ender's Game but I was surprised at how fun and spunky (and flawed) the two characters were to watch. The romance was not there and it did not need to be there because this film is not a romance nor centered around a romance.

This film is Luc Besson taking what people loved about the Fifth Element and stretching it to the entire movie.

And yes, it is true, it is visually the prettiest movie since Avatar. The kids I took with me to see this film had their eyes on the screen the whole time, no bathroom break, no water break, just a visually mesmerizing film that never tired its audience.

My recommendation is to go see it on the bring screen to experience the marvel of it. It's a shame it is not available in IMAX.


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