Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

2017 | 137 Minutes

Action | Adventure | Science Fiction

In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a missi...

Overall Rating

6 / 10
Verdict: Good
  • From the director who created one of my most favorite films (Leon) and a couple of other sci-fi films that I have yet to see, comes a movie that I placed a lot of bets on being really great earlier in the year, based on the fantastic trailer, and... Read the full review »
  • jorgefrancke

    6 / 10
    I expected two things coming into this movie: thrilling sci-fi action sequences and amazing visuals. And walking out of it I can say that it does deliver on the amazing visuals, not so much on the action, but that there a lot of other things to co... Read the full review »
  • TheReelBurke

    7 / 10
    The opening of this film provides a foundation that Besson uses to build an expansive, sprawling, and diverse world that feels lived in. The origin of Alpha is creative, imaginative, and feels grounded. All of the action sequences are exciting, we... Read the full review »
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a beautiful mess. That oxymoron is the best way to describe this space opera, a sub-genre that itself needs some resurrection (excluding Star Wars). Ridiculously long title aside, Luc Besson pretty mu... Read the full review »
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has numerous inventive ideas, and astounding visuals, but none of them are enough to overshadow the painfully simplistic dialogue, and the frozen stiff delivery from its two leads. The narrative is quite... Read the full review »
  • promovidal

    7 / 10
    Visually stunning. The character development was only so-so and I found it hard to like Valerian as a character, making me not care about his outcome too much. It was a fun ride, but not as good as The Fifth Element (also from Luc Besson). Read the full review »
  • Jpw030

    5 / 10
    Hoping to become a new franchise this film fails on so many levels but doesd it spectacularly. Its such an odd film, so beautiful to look at. The effort is there i just feel like it was misguided. The visuals are spectacular and a real cinematic a... Read the full review »