Tuesday 20 June 2023

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

It's chaos.

This space Sci-Fi flick is deep in future territory where after a super long intro we find protagonists Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) on an undercover mission which lets the film show off its clearly heavily funded CGI that backs the many interesting ideas all rolled into it.

At least there's decent eye candy.

Unfortunately, despite the nice ideas and heavy budget the plot is a bit of a mess. It also doesn't help that Valerian is quite unlikable and remains so throughout the film. In fact the duo are quite happy to use and abandon people as collateral damage as long as it advances their own goals. It's frustrating because it feels this could have been a really good movie but... nope.


  1. I thought the interdimensional bazaar scene was pretty cool, but the rest... as you say, it was a mess.

    1. That's actually one part that I didn't get into as I couldn't rationalize in my head how the chasms in the bazaar thing would work if the other world was on an otherwise flat desert. And then the rest of the movie happened so I turned my brain off. Lol :D