Hi there bloggies, I’ve been seeing some post warning me of an A – Z Challenge and I was curious. I’ve seen this around before but have never participated, for some mad reason I thought I would give it a go.

So here I am.

My theme is the A-Z of Scifi moves, I’ve not given this a great deal of thought and I know of a number but I won’t lie there’s some I will struggle with. I hope you enjoy them!

V is for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

I haven’t seen this film so I looked it up. The plot line described was pretty complex… so I couldn’t summarise. So for this I have cheated and copied the gumpf off off google:

In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe.

Valerian

I’ve not seen this so I can’t comment much on it, but it’s on my list of films to watch and the trailer looked pretty good.

Any of you seen it? Thoughts?


With V done that means W is next… This will be a classic!



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11 thoughts on “A – Z Challenge – Sci-Fi Films V is Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

  1. Born out of a French comic strip series, collectible in volumes.
    I’ve recently watched this film and have to say I truly enjoyed it.
    Professional critics (not my favourite social grouping) enjoyed themselves jumping up and down on it.
    What I would say is, simple
    It is a Luc Besson film and the prospective viewer should be ready for all the spectacle, bizarre imageries and sometimes off-the wall humour which goes with any of his wild ride productions.
    Entertainment!
    I loved it!
    I think it is still on Netflix
    (Must get a dvd sometime)

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      1. I saw it yesterday, I thought it was pretty good. Visually exciting and pretty good story if I’m honest.
        Valerian is a bit of a young idiot but I think that’s part of his character curve.

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      2. Spot on Simon!
        Besson being familiar with original French books would know Valerian is something of a satire on ‘The Space Hero’. In the books he is a bit older, patronising at times, self-assured when he shouldn’t be, relying on Laureline to get him out of the mess (while not realising it).
        For me the film hit it just right, while making allowances for Besson’s touch.
        So pleased you enjoyed it.

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  2. I’ve watched this movie and though the premise is interesting, the acting is not. I’d recommend you not watch it but maybe if you did, you’d probably agree with my conclusion 🙂

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