Movie Review Podcast: Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets.

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Movie Review Podcast: Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets.

Luc Besson’s new film is perhaps one of the worst I’ve ever seen.  We talk about it.

Movie Review Podcast: Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets.
This poster is meant to suggest Star Wars. The movie itself suggests the prequels.

This weekend Luc Besson, the director behind such gems as Leon: The Professional, La Femme Nikita, and The 5th Element, released a sprawling space opera called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.  Reportedly a passion project, Besson directed and wrote the screenplay, and co-produced it with his wife.  He also ponied up some of the staggering 210 million dollars the movie cost.  What was the result of his labor of love?

Valerian is an astonishingly bad movie. 

It could be the new #1 worst movie on my list of the most horrendous films of my lifetime.  Nathan and I both sat through the film, and both of us wanted to walk out well before the final scene.  To find out what exactly went wrong on this interstellar train-wreck, check out our podcast review.  If we’ve done our job and you plan to stay away from this dumpster fire, but still want to know EXACTLY how bad it is, check out our spoilers review as well.

Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets Review:

Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets (Spoilers) Review:

There you have it.  Despite some excitement heading into the theater, both of us left with a two and half hour gap of missing time.  I should have stuck to my first instincts when I put this bad boy on the least anticipated films of 2017 list.  Horrible acting, hollow special effects, a convoluted plot and the worst screenwriting I have every personally witnessed all add up to a joyless experience.  On that note…Join us next time as well bravely venture forth to cover next week’s new film, Atomic Blonde!

 

 

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