I look forward to seeing this. Thank you for the thoughtful, provocative review!
Valerian is a highly evocative film that lends itself to two very different interpretations, one cynically political, and the other transcendently spiritual.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is not your typical Hollywood film. Created by Luc Besson, the visionary director of The Fifth Element (1997) and Lucy (2014), Valerian was crowd-sourced, and thus has the distinction of being the most expensive independent film ever made.
Being personally tired of recycled Hollywood blockbusters (with dark undertones), I am always delighted to see something that dares to be fresh, positive, and unconventional, as the trailer for Valerian certainly suggests.
Part Star Wars, part Avatar, part Fifth Element, Valerian still manages to create a unique and stunningly beautiful universe with a few original elements (like the shopping mall that exists in another dimension.)
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