Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Aug 5, 2017, 2:51 PM |

So, after seeing Dunkirk, I wanted to see something with a little bit lighter theme.  So we went to see a matinee show for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (French: Valérian et la Cité des mille planètes).

It is a science fiction film based on the French graphic novels "Valarian and Laureline."  I don't have a very high opinion of movies based on comics.  Batman, Superman, Spiderman, etc., all bored me to death.  It is directed by the Frenchman, Luc Besson, and I did like his films about Joan of Arc, Taken, and the Fifth Element.

I had heard that it was a bomb at the box office, but that did not worry me.  It had some stiff competition.  This one might be a sleeper.  So I thought, what the heck!

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.  It is an outer space action film, first and foremost.  It wasn' preachy like "Avatar.'  The CGI was well-done and vry colorful.  The depiction of "aliens" were at time, humorous.

There were time I felt like I was inside of a computer game, but that did not detract from the fun.

It is a fun film to watch.  Especially if you don't want to be bombarded with anti-this and anti-that propaganda.  I recommend it.

7 stars out of 10