Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Reviews

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December 8, 2018
All in all, I would caution ... (those) just there to "see the visuals" to think twice ... It felt like a complete waste of time ... (and) I'm not alone in that sentiment.
November 24, 2018
Valerian is an imaginative, lavish visual feast. It's weird and wild, even wonderful. It joins a very small list of films I've seen where I was thankful to view it in 3D.
November 12, 2018
Valerian leaves the audience feeling like they should have stayed at home to rewatch Avatar or The Fifth Element again.
November 11, 2018
This spiritual sequel to The Fifth Element may be bloated and highly unfocused, but it compensates for it with a relentless sense of imagination and childlike wonder.
October 31, 2018
The first five minutes or so are some of the most beautiful visual storytelling anyone has put to film in decades and one of the most forward-looking and optimistic streams of sound and imagery the medium has been used to depict - ever.
October 31, 2018
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has a gorgeous look to it, but so many other factors of Besson's sci-fi epic leave much to be desired.
October 30, 2018
The plot and script might be among Besson's weakest, but the images he puts on screen more than make up for it with their unique, inventive beauty.
October 17, 2018
I saw Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets the other night, and my soul just tendered its letter of resignation. I have been dazzled to death, entertained to the brink of epilepsy, and I think I might have accidentally gotten Lasik.
October 10, 2018
Pop in 'The Fifth Element' again. It was, after all, Valerian before Valerian was Valerian.
August 28, 2018
For a world that brings together the four corners of the universe, it's a shame that we're being told the same empty tale that we've seen a thousand times.
August 27, 2018
Careens from hideous visuals to tedious love stories to rote intergalactic politics.
August 24, 2018
You could do a lot worse than this film for a couple hours of escapism. But with a story almost as slight as its title is long and a star outshined (just barely) by his cohort, this city may not warrant a special visit.
August 23, 2018
A visual viewing experience like no other, be prepared to see the world in much more than just technicolour.
August 21, 2018
With such attention to visual detail, I will never understand why Besson chose to skimp on a sloppy, annoyingly cliche script, and cast a couple of extremely inexperienced and maladroit actors in the leads.
August 21, 2018
Where's the sense of humor or romance? DeHaan and Delevingne fail to muster the kind of magnetic chemistry Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich conjured up in Besson's superior The Fifth Element.
June 13, 2018
The newest Luc Besson film delivers stunning visuals that make you feel like your eyes have taste buds and you are a foodie at a Gastro bar in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the screenplay makes you want to ask for the check immediately.
April 30, 2018
Luc Besson has solidified his status as a fantastic sci-fi maestro with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
January 25, 2018
Valerian was pretty, but it's a mess.
January 5, 2018
...a big, bright celebration of love and diplomacy among the shimmering poop-pearls of the outer reaches of the universe.
December 27, 2017
There is no soul, and no heart to the story. A good sci-fi is never merely about the effects, it's about the plot, character and thoughts they bring to life, all of which Valerian lacks in abundance.
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