Paul Scheer sheds some light on The Room, lets us in on a secret in The Disaster Artist, and answers your questions. Plus, we explore the origins of midnight movies and take a look at IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.
In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando Major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cartoonist Jean-Claude Mézières of "My Fifth Element", also says that Luc Besson approached him for ideas, telling him: "I want to make a movie based on your visuals. But I am ready to pay you for the work." The nuance is because there has long been a controversy that many elements in the Star Wars saga (several aliens, Darth Vader's costume, Leia's golden bikini, Han Solo's carbonite) were lifted almost unmodified out of Valerian (in particular 'L'Empire des Mille Planètes', published in 1971), of which George Lucas is known to own several original editions, as seen during interviews in his study. See more »
In the penultimate scene in the temple, Ruby, unable to light the fire stone because he has no matches, claims that he would have some if he had not quit smoking. However, he is seen smoking earlier in the film, the cigarette being lit by one of his toadies: Ruby has not so much quit smoking as he has, being a galaxy-class VIP, quit lighting his own cigarettes. See more »
THE FIFTH ELEMENT is a complex film....if you WANT it to be! It offers
varying levels of analysis depending on the tools you have to dig
On the surface, a "leave your brain in the cloakroom" sci-fi yarn, you may
well find wanting! As far removed from STAR WARS as Austin Powers is from
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. this film is pitched uniquely at those who can laugh
at life but who have deep down an unquenchable desire for adventure and
Set on a futuristic earth, where really nothing has changed except the
technology, Bruce Willis is STILL John McLane, a has-been stormtrooper
reduced now to driving air-cabs for a living...same old premise for him -
nothing's changed much since STRIKING DISTANCE, except maybe the yellow
hair-rinse. Now, legend has it that in a time long long ago, the forces of
darkness visited earth and were repelled by the unification in close
proximity, of four stones representing the four elements. earth, wind,
and water together with a fifth "element" of unknown origin.
Dear old Ian Holm is Priest Cornelius, an expert authority on the five
elements and keeper of all knowledge on things magical and
Gary Oldman in arguably his most way-put role is General Zorg who has done
deal with "The Dark Side" and whose sole purpose is to take possession of
the elemental stones. The scene wherein he demonstrates the new weaponry
his alien henchman (from which the one-line "summary quote" above is
is an absolute classic of cinema.
Milla Jovovich (Married to Besson at the time of the flick) is absolutely
rivetting as Leeloo, the cloned/unzipped humanised fifth element. She must
have practised long and hard perfecting her ancient language
amazing. She strikes exactly the right note as a being of purity,
and warrior woman. As the film progresses she assumes the identitiy of the
perfect girl any man would wish for and want to protect.
The comedy angle is hysterical, the action sequences in your face, and the
fx generally impressive if not mega weird at times. Color and visuals play
major role in this pro-European production, the continent where not
surprisingly it was most successful. The outcome naturally is predictable
and in the best traditions of "will love save the day?" as if it wasn't
always going to???
So, there u have it. Watch it one-dimensionally and that's what you'll get
back. let it flow, immerse yourself in IT and you couldn't fail to have a
good time, unless of course you are clinically dead or devoid of any sense
of fun or fantasy ....but in that case you'd be wasting your time anyway,
wasn't MADE for you!
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