Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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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.

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mJJLnk7
Mar 25, 2020

It took me at least half an hour to get into the film, but it's well worth the wait...a lot of fun. Repeat. Lot of fun.

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akirakato
Feb 28, 2020

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This DVD has something definitely wrong!
The voices come out but no images on the screen!

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willpell
Dec 11, 2019

I think this movie is absolutely top-notch, with visuals rivalling "Avatar" and a plot comparable to "Star Wars". While I wouldn't characterize the writing as excellent, I do think it's well above the average for Hollywood blockbusters, and the film's failure to blow everyone away 2 years ago baffles me. It's definitely among my all-time favorites, though that is admittedly a long list, and this film would fail to beat out quite a few other titles - but mostly I just think I haven't compared it to enough of them, or else it would likely already be in my Top X Movies of All Time, for some yet-to-be-determined value of X.

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Ron@Ottawa
Sep 09, 2019

Heavy on CGI visual, the film has such a lousy plot that I simply could not have the desire nor patience to finish it. The two actors, whom I don't know, and their acting also do not bring any merit to the film. Definitely one of the worse films by Besson.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Sep 09, 2019

While the leads are young adults, this movie feels like it's more for teenagers. Perhaps it's the script - the leads' dialogue. My take away, it's an example of how peaceful people can continue to be peaceful people while still defending thenselves from over-bearing war-mongers. Peaceful people don't have to remain victims. Bystanders,YOU, have a choice on how you respond to bad behavior too. Be wiser. Tragedy belongs in fiction not history.

🚀 Almost everything good in this movie was stolen from other, better, SF movies. There are little animals that crap balls of pure energy, straight out of "Futurama." The space ship looks like the Millennium Falcon. And so forth. You've seen it all before. Well, the shape-shifting pole dancer, now, that's new. Some say these ideas came out of a moldy fifty-year-old foreign-language comic book, but where you've seen them before, is in other, better, SF movies.

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P58Jackson
Mar 29, 2019

This is a rather interesting movie with some peculiar aspects. Picture quality pretty good. Beginning sequence is visually as well as audibly good.

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3reading4stem2011
Jan 30, 2019

I found this one visually rich with really good detail to it. The moral of the story is one that is worth discussing after watching this all the way through. Plus there are other story details that are also worth discussion.

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ILoveYYC
Dec 06, 2018

I love sci-fi and I work in vfx, so there is lots here to potentially enjoy. That said, the dialogue between the two main characters, and between them and other characters, is utterly insufferable - like listening to teenagers loudly chewing gum with their mouths open. I watched the entire film with the sound off.

Every great film revolves around the writing. And most bad films meet their demise because of it. I rest my case.

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8217549
Nov 04, 2018

I think it's a nice little gem. I watched it twice and still liked it.

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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.
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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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xaviersegura
Apr 27, 2018

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