Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review

Rating: 5 out of 10 Cast: Dane DeHaan as Valerian Cara Delevingne as Laureline Clive Owen as Arün Filitt Rihanna as Bubble Ethan Hawke as Jolly the Pimp Herbie Hancock Kris Wu as Sergeant Neza Rutger Hauer as the of the Human Federation John Goodman as the voice of Igon Siruss Debicki as the voice of Haban Limaï Sam Spruell as General Okto Bar Alain Chabat as Bob the Pirate Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets : There are all kinds of directors. There are directors who focus on words, delivering intellectual and complex works amid flat or basic backgrounds. There are directors with visual storytelling sensibilities, not just able to a mesmerizing mise en scène but to deliver pertinent information with it. And there are the rare, rare few who are both, letting words and pictures intermingle and support one another without playing favorites. Luc Besson is not one of the rare ones. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that a founding member (so to speak) of Cinéma du look is more capable with visuals than words, and in that’s not necessarily a drawback. As long as a filmmaker understands how […]

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