• Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Release Date: July 21st, 2017

DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2017

PG-13 |2 hr 17 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna , Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock, Kris Wu, Rutger Hauer

Director: Luc Besson

Genres: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure

Production Co: EuropaCorp, Fundamental Films, STX Entertainment

Distributors: STX Entertainment

Keywords: Survival, Office, Brooding, Quest, Emotional, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Sam AdamsSlate

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a luxurious, appealingly daffy spectacle, a true vision unchecked by the standards of good taste, and that in and of itself is a quality worth savoring. But its design is pixel-deep, without the underlying thought that makes great science fiction worth revisiting. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen Daily

    Twenty years after The Fifth Element, writer-director Luc Besson has once again delivered a widescreen, sci-fi spectacle full of rampant whimsy, lavish effects and creaky social commentary, resulting in a nervy, go-for-broke opus whose audacity is more laudable than its execution. show more

  • 60
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    The latest from the French filmmaker is a dazzling feast of spectacular visuals and exhilarating set pieces. It’s Besson’s most ambitious film to date, and the most original big-budget adventure you’ll see on screen this season. But such ambition doesn’t always come without flaws. show more

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