Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

DVD - 2017
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In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha. A mystery is at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the city.
Publisher: [United States] : EuropaCorp, 2017
Branch Call Number: DVD SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY Val
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
laser optical,NTSC
widescreen,fullscreen
digital,optical,surround,stereo,Dolby
4 3/4 in
1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Merenwen
Feb 17, 2018

I don't understand why the critics hated this. Oh, wait - it's a Luc Besson movie.

I loved it: Laureline is a real pistol who doesn't take any crap from Valerian, the effects were gorgeous, the music was fun, and the plot moved along wonderfully. The only trouble I found was with the Blu-ray itself: the default sound setting is Dolby Atmos, so if you don't have surround sound, make sure you change the setting to 2.0 before you start the movie.

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PearlyKayAm1
Feb 15, 2018

All style, no substance and a future world where sexism and female objectification reign supreme. blechhhhh

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Palomino
Feb 12, 2018

Halfway in, it was at 2 stars and rapidly heading towards 1, in spite of a kind of brilliant, if far out, beginning. Credits and Rhianna's sexy dance were also very good. Yeah, so, just when I was about to write it off for being so stupid, it doubled the stakes, became more stupid, more fantastic, more action, more CGI, and somehow I just gave up and rolled with it. Today, upon sober refection, I really question an above -average rating, but that's how I felt when I watched it. I am sure this movie is better if you are high.

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doges
Feb 10, 2018

Do you like French Sci-Fi comics? Did you like the Fifth Element? If so this movie is everything you imagine it is going to be from seeing the trailer. The main actors are fine, though I would say the movie revolves more around the spectacle of the world they inhabit than the characters themselves. Not as well crafted as Luc Besson's 1997 Fifth Element but well worth the rent.

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MB333
Feb 08, 2018

It was basically a mash up of every Sci Fi movie you have seen. It was predictable and there was no chemistry between the main leads. The only thing that saved it was the special effects.

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LSbook
Feb 07, 2018

For some reason, when I searched for Kris Wu in the HPL catalogue, this movie title does not show up in the 3 results that are attached to his name. He was part of the Alpha command crew in this movie.

Vilka Feb 03, 2018

Though the story wanders, the attractive visuals, cool futuristic technology, and interesting concepts compensate for that. I didn't feel the romance AT ALL and there was some flip-flopping in certain characters about halfway through, but the movie does well as action-laced eye-candy entertainment and world-exploration (even if I did spend most of the film wondering why it was named after Valerian and not his infinitely more competent and interesting partner).

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rus_r_us
Jan 31, 2018

love the comment that this movie stole everything from other movies
when those other movies stole that material from the comics this movie is based on
don't know why people hated this so much
i thoroughly enjoyed it
yeah, it's a dumb scifi movie

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stedder
Jan 30, 2018

Almost everything in this movie was stolen from other, better, SF movies. There are little animals that crap balls of pure energy, straight out of "Futurama." The space ship looks like the Millennium Falcon. And so forth. You've seen it all before. Well, the shape-shifting pole dancer, now, that's new.

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hammer59
Jan 30, 2018

Total treat! The FX were outstanding, and it wasn't overly difficult to follow. Imagination runs wild in this movie! ENJOY!!!!!!

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jimg2000
Jan 07, 2018

The mythology of the people on Mül :

Our planet is very beautiful and we live in harmony with the elements. Our activities are fishing and collecting energy. That energy makes fertile soil, control the wind and the waves. Two years we performed on land and sea.
We lived in harmony for centuries. Until doomsday arrives. The sky outside our planet a big battle going on. The war between the two parties, we do not recognize. ...
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Some one liners in IMDb except:
Why don't you think with your heart and not your head for once?
-I don't wanna be another name on your list of conquests. Thank you very much.
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I did learn something.
-What?
I want only your name on my playlist.

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jimg2000
Jan 07, 2018

The city of a thousand planets:
Welcome to Alpha, the city's thousands of planets... growing 7 percent this year. And since its off of the terrestrial orbit, where it's already ventured as far as 700 million miles.
-Population?
Nearly 30 million. 3236 species from the four corners of the universe is here. Mixing knowledge and their culture. More than 5000 languages here, and not the language of the computer. Demographics. In the South there is a section setting inhabited 800 species in any type of liquid. Like farmers, who cultivate Polom Cobalt. In the North there is a carbonated areas inhabited by Azimo. That's because sensitivitasnya, they meant the question of Science and molecular components of the nerve. They can makes cells of any kind. To the East, the great Olight colony. They control information technology, finance, and banking. Finally in the West, in a pressurized atmosphere, we have 9 million man and similar species. ...

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