Brian's Review of The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element(1997)
Rarely can I tolerate watching the same movie on a weekly basis; I can confidently say that I could watch The Fifth Element over and over and still be entertained by the 50th session. Besson's poppy, energetic, and colorful sci-fi adventure crafts a genuinely interesting future sprawling with the talent of Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, and even Chris Tucker. Many scenes progress like montages that are smoothly transitioned thanks to a silly, yet smart script. There's plenty of humor, much of it from comic relief Tucker or Holm, a good dose of action consisting of Willis kicking alien ass, a decent depth of drama, and even some romance. To summarize, the entertainment value of this movie is off the charts, and the cast and creative direction of the movie's world all supply it with a uniquely inspired, but by no means game-changing, take on science fiction. I for one love the hyper style and cyber-punk influence. The Fifth Element is one of my all time favorites.