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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director:

Luc Besson

Writers:

Pierre Christin (based on the comic book series "Valerian and Laureline" by), Jean-Claude Mézières (based on the comic book series "Valerian and Laureline" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane DeHaan ... Major Valerian
Cara Delevingne ... Sergeant Laureline
Clive Owen ... Commander Arun Filitt
Rihanna ... Bubble
Ethan Hawke ... Jolly the Pimp
Herbie Hancock ... Defence Minister
Kris Wu ... Sergeant Neza
Sam Spruell ... General Okto-Bar
Alain Chabat ... Bob the Pirate
Rutger Hauer ... President of the World State Federation
Peter Hudson Peter Hudson ... Captain Crowford
Xavier Giannoli ... Captain Norton
Louis Leterrier ... Captain Welcoming Mercurys
Eric Rochant ... Captain Welcoming Palm Müret
Benoît Jacquot ... Captain Welcoming Arysum (as Benoit Jacquot)
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Storyline

In the Century XXVIII, the space station Alpha is a city where beings from different planets live together exchanging their knowledge and culture. Peace is granted by a human force, including Major Valerian and his partner Sergeant Laureline. They are assigned by the Defence Minister to retrieve the last species of converter in a dangerous mission. They succeed and back to Alpha, unknown humanoids abduct Commander Arun Filitt expecting to steal the converter. They head to a forbidden area that is infected but Valerian and Laureline follow them and disclose a hidden secret about the race and the infected area. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A universe without boundaries needs heroes without limits. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language | See all certifications »

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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$177,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,007,624, 23 July 2017

Gross USA:

$41,189,488

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$225,874,228
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Valerian is in Big Market and a wanted notice is released, the bounty hunter that follows Valerian is at a bar named "Korben's." Korben Dallas is the name of the character Bruce Willis played in director Luc Besson's The Fifth Element (1997). See more »

Goofs

In Big Market, Valerian lures the weighted metal balls onto a thug's body, who then crashes through the floor. When Valerian is chased out moments later, the hole in the floor is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
President of the World State Federation: [broadcast appearance] The Alpha intergalactic space station has reached critical mass in orbit. Its weight and size now poses a serious threat to mother Earth. In its great wisdom, the Central Committee has decided to use all resources necessary to release the space station from Earth's gravity. Its new course is set with the Magellan Current. Like the great explorer Magellan, the Alpha station will journey into the unknown. The symbol of our values and knowledge, it will carry a ...
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Crazy Credits

The subtitle of this film, (City of a Thousand Planets,) is an amalgam of the titles of the first two Valerian comics, "City of Shifting Waters," and "Empire of a Thousand Planets." See more »

Connections

References Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Rappcats (Instrumental)
(Madlib (as Otis Jackson, Jr.) - G. Sims - F. Robertson - J. Cash)
Performed by Madlib (as Quasimoto)
Madlib Invazion Music (BMI) / Simeon Music (BMI)
With courtesy of Gerald Sims
With courtesy of Stones Throw Records
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More fun than the last five Star Wars films
20 July 2017 | by yesterdayman2002See all my reviews

What if the Star Wars prequels had been handed over to a better director? What if The Force Awakens and Rogue One had aimed at being original and fun science fantasy films rather than just playing on people's nostalgia?

This is what I found myself seeing as I was watching Valerian. A film that made Space Opera's fun and exciting again.

I was surprised by the two leads. The trailers made it feel like we'd be seeing a rehash of the two main leads from Ender's Game but I was surprised at how fun and spunky (and flawed) the two characters were to watch. The romance was not there and it did not need to be there because this film is not a romance nor centered around a romance.

This film is Luc Besson taking what people loved about the Fifth Element and stretching it to the entire movie.

And yes, it is true, it is visually the prettiest movie since Avatar. The kids I took with me to see this film had their eyes on the screen the whole time, no bathroom break, no water break, just a visually mesmerizing film that never tired its audience.

My recommendation is to go see it on the bring screen to experience the marvel of it. It's a shame it is not available in IMAX.


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