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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

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Captain Welcoming Mercurys
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Captain Welcoming Arysum (as Benoit Jacquot)
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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the new adventure film from Luc Besson, the director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

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From the visionary director of The Fifth Element and Lucy See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$177,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,007,624 (USA) (23 July 2017)

Gross:

$39,272,263 (USA) (21 August 2017)
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Trivia

Luc Besson first premiered some footage at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. This footage received a standing ovation from the crowd in Hall H. See more »

Goofs

When Valerian and Laureline are talking. Laureline is not wearing a safety harness, but on the next shot,she is. Cut back to Valerian, and she isn't. They then put on the safety harness she was already wearing. See more »

Quotes

Commander Arun Filitt: A soldier will always choose death over humiliation.
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Crazy Credits

There's a dedication before the closing credits start rolling: To my father... See more »

Connections

References Cabaret (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
(Charles Bradley - Thomas R. Brenneck - Michael Deller - David Guy (as David Anthony Guy) - Homer Steinweiss - Leon Michels)
Performed by Charles Brad
Publishing Extraordinaire Songs / Songs Of Big Deal / Music Of Big Deal / BMG Gold Songs / BMG Platinum Songs / EMI Music Publishing Ltd and The Menahan Street Band
With courtesy of BMG Rights Management (France) and EMI Music Publishing (France)
With courtesy of Daptone Records
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Amazing movie in every way!
24 July 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Decided to ignore the lackluster critic reviews and saw Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets tonight at the movie theater. Bottom line......this movie is downright brilliant! It has a great, fast-paced plot, stunning visuals, and the acting is great! I can't even fathom why anyone would give this movie a bad review. Go see it...this is Sci- Fi at its best people!!!!


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