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Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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.