This weeks trailer of the week is:
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (final trailer)
Avatar meets the Fifth Element…I hope. That’s how I would describe what Valerian is to someone who’s never heard the name, and that sounds pretty good to me honestly. Valerian and the city of a thousand planets is the latest from long time director Luc Besson. Based on the Valerian and Laureline, a french 1960s comic book series, it sees the title characters on an adventure set on the planet like city of Alpha, a city thats home to a vast array of species and creatures.
The movie stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevigne in the title roles, but also boasts a solid supporting cast of well known actors and personalities. I’m personally a big fan of DeHaan’s acting, and think he brings both an intensity and a down to earth-ness that gives him a presence on screen while keeping him identifiable. Delevigne on the other hand, still has yet to impress me, and even in her best on screen performance so far in Paper Towns, I still don’t know if she can hold her own both against DeHaan and as a co-lead here.
Valerian is set to be one the most visual journeys of the year, but will it be able to put the backbone of story that a movie like this needs. If Besson can deliver another movie on the level of his Fifth Element, but with the added benefit of modern day technology. Are you excited for Valerian? Were you planning to see it, or are you considering it now?