Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets

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Nobody does futuristic movies like Luc Besson. It was incredibly visually stunning. The aliens, technology, and environments were really mind-blowing. Sure, there was some really silly Jar Jar Binks level silliness and plenty of stuff seemed to be ripped off from his earlier work, specifically The Fifth Element. But I really enjoyed the overall movie. I even enjoyed Rihanna’s scenes but I felt that Herbie Hancock’s cameo was a little confusing; his performance wasn’t up to snuff for how much of the film he’s in. I’m sure there’s some production backstory or something as to why he was in the film that I’m not aware of but I don’t think that it would make up for his choppy line delivery and poor acting performance.

I give the movie a 4 out of 5 stars.