‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ Trailer Is ‘Avatar’ On Acid

Full disclosure: I’m not a huge Luc Besson fan. For all his style and panache, he often forgets about core movie ingredients like story, pacing, and characters. Having said that, Luc Besson is good for the movie industry as a whole. Why? Because he’s absolutely bonkers crazy and isn’t afraid to go balls to the wall. Hollywood needs more of that these days.

Fans of The Fifth Element will be glad to see Besson returning to a sci-fi canvas in which he throws every single vibrant color and whacky design idea to see what sticks in the new trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Simply put, the movie looks absolutely nutty. Peep the trailer.

To paraphrase How I Met Your Mother, I’m down to eat a FAT sandwich and check this movie out in IMAX 3-D. I don’t think it will be good, per se, but it will be a wild ride. Sometimes, that’s all you need in your movie-going experience. Show me some dope visuals and a few WOW moments and we’re good.

Based on the French comic series Valérian and Laureline from writer Pierre Christin and illustrator  Jean-Claude Mézières, Valerian and the City of the Thousand Planet casts Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad) as agents for an intergalactic organization tasked with maintaining order throughout outer space. This new assignment brings them to the titular city of a thousand planets with all sorts of batty stuff is going down.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Release Date: July 21, 2017
Director: Luc Besson
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Rihanna, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke

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