Valerian and the City of a Thousand PlanetsIn 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.Keywords:
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Directors of "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"
Luc BessonBirthdate: 18 March 1959, Paris, France
Creators of "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"
Pierre ChristinBirthdate: 27 July 1938, Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France
Jean-Claude MézièresBirthdate: 23 September 1938, Paris, France
Critic Reviews of "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"
Detroit NewsJuly 21, 2017
You come away admiring the effort while lamenting the execution, but swinging and missing is always better than not swinging at all.
New York ObserverJuly 21, 2017
A ripe visual adventure of limitless imagination hamstrung by an undercooked plot propelled by lackluster heroes.
San Diego ReaderJuly 21, 2017
Utterly unreal space story from Luc Besson (he of The Fifth Element fame), who seems to have watched James Cameron's Avatar and decided he could make it sillier, more scattered, and less emotionally engaging.
CNN.comJuly 21, 2017
If nothing else, those who lament Hollywood's over-reliance on special effects have a shiny new example of such excess by way of Europe, situated in a faraway galaxy that mostly makes one yearn to escape into the sunlight of planet Earth.
ReelViewsJuly 21, 2017
As a complete motion picture experience, it falls considerably short.
SlateJuly 20, 2017
Besson's trying to cram in as much as he possibly can, but the more he overstuffs the movie, the emptier it feels.
Ozus' World Movie ReviewsJuly 24, 2017
It's the kind of film you can go all in with its flow and love it, or roll your eyes by how bloated it is and hate it.
MovieCrypt.comJuly 23, 2017
A family friendly procedural space opera fantasy adventure... Nicholas Hoult (would) have been a better choice for lead actor... (the film's) not great - questionably good but definitely okay.
Screen InternationalJuly 23, 2017
Reportedly the most expensive European production ever mounted, the visually extravagant "Valerian" throws every Euro of its budget up on the screen, but there's little buoyancy to its spirit and not enough thrill in its action-adventure.
Creative LoafingJuly 22, 2017
The visuals are amazing, but the witless banter recalls Katherine Heigl and Gerald Butler far more than it stirs memories of Stanley Kubrick and Ridley Scott.
Birth.Movies.Death.July 21, 2017
It's a shame this sugar rush has no nutritional value, which becomes increasingly clear the further Valerian proceeds into its slight narrative.
L.A. BizJuly 21, 2017
Visually dazzling but narratively derivative and emotionally void, Luc Besson's out-of-this-world Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a Pop Rocks movie.
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