Was hoping for a return to The Fifth Element, but the appalling narrative structure & fatal miscasting of the two heroes leaves Besson's comic book fantasy dead on arrival. Both leads have a vacant, dead-eyed quality to them; lacking both the personality & charisma necessary for the audience to feel invested in their adventures. The sub-Phantom Menace world-building & horribly dated sexual politics don't really help.
Niente di speciale, grandi effetti speciali, bellissime ambientazioni e personaggi variopinti. C'è un po' troppo di Star Wars, con tutti questi pianeti e tutte queste razze. I buoni vincono anche stavolta, la storia d'amore ce l'abbiamo anche stavolta. Si è lasciato guardare, ma non mi ha trasmesso emozioni particolari, non mi ha fatto ridere, piangere o fatto paura. Un film semplice, utile in un lungo viaggio aereo.
ugh, yet ANOTHER movie about a time-displaced alien race trying to build a pocket universe to restore their homeworld because the vestiges of their civilization were sucked up by a planet-sized galactic tugboat and the army that's trying to destroy them. get some new ideas, Hollywood
I've been into Besson's insistent middling wide-eyed filmmaking - his million dolllar Arthur and the Minimoys film passion project is ridiculously stubborn - this being a similar work of a very rich enthusiast. I think it's a quality romp: he went for both adventure, sex appeal, and his full creative vision - both the opening and that lovely first act with the same marketplace in two dimensions at once are standouts.
Les 5 premières minutes du film sont fantastiques : une défense de la diplomatie comme instrument pour assurer la paix. Très Star Trek, bravo! Ensuite le film devient une suite sans fin d'explosions, de pirouettes et de péripéties exagérées et ne faisant aucun sens. Dommage aussi que le film soit tellement sexiste qu'il devient par moments difficile à écouter. Ark. Une très décevante adaptation de cette BD culte.
Welcome to 2017's "Jupiter Ascending." Luc Besson has reportedly dreamt of adapting the beloved "Valerian" comic book since at least his "Fifth Element" days. It shows: the film arrives onscreen with enough dazzling spaceships, creatures, and planets to fill an entire Disney "Star Wars" trilogy. It's a shame that the massive production hinges on the cast-against-type Dane DeHaan, whose character seldom proves heroic.
A highly entertaining hot mess of a movie, stuffed full of visual treats and a surfeit of bonkers ideas - I predict a reappraisal and midnight screenings within a decade. Its real problem are the two leads, who I don't doubt are fine dramatic actors, but who possess neither the charisma or chemistry to carry this kind of roaring tentpole.
As nice to look at as it is stupid to sit through. The best effects money can buy won't make up for two leads with no chemistry spouting dialogue that would be tepidly sexist in the early 90s, let alone now. There aren't enough characters left in this box to explain the movie's subtextual racist tendencies, so you'll just have to trust me on that score. Bloated, boring, beautiful colors.