6.7/10
29,962
360 user 255 critic

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Trailer
1:51 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In 5 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

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.

Director:

Writers:

(based on the comic book series "Valerian and Laureline" by), (based on the comic book series "Valerian and Laureline" by) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
12 ( 5)

Take a Trip to 'Valerian'

Immerse yourself in the world of Valerian with our guided photo gallery and the eye-popping "Director's Trademarks: A Guide to the Films of Luc Besson" original video.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Director: David Leitch
Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man when a new threat emerges.

Director: Jon Watts
Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr.
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves
Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn
Baby Driver (2017)
Action | Crime | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm
Wonder Woman (2017)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins
Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.

Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In a world where families are limited to one child due to overpopulation, a set of identical septuplets must avoid being put to a long sleep by the government and dangerous infighting while investigating the disappearance of one of their own.

Director: Tommy Wirkola
Stars: Noomi Rapace, Marwan Kenzari, Willem Dafoe
Dunkirk (2017)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem
Girls Trip (2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Defence Minister
...
Sergeant Neza
...
General Okto-Bar
...
Bob the Pirate
...
President of the World State Federation
...
Captain Crowford
...
Captain Norton
...
Captain Welcoming Mercurys
...
Captain Welcoming Palm Müret
...
Captain Welcoming Arysum (as Benoit Jacquot)
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A universe without boundaries needs heroes without limits. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets  »

Box Office

Budget:

$177,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,007,624 (USA) (21 July 2017)

Gross:

$38,359,317 (USA) (11 August 2017)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(DTS: X)| | |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Valerian is in Big Market and a wanted notice is released, the bounty hunter that follows Valerian is at a bar named "Korben", Korben Dallas is the name of the character Bruce Willis plays y Luc Besson's "The Fifth Element". See more »

Goofs

At the climax, Laureline comments to Valerian that he did want to go to the beach, however, her lips are not moving at the end of the comment when we see her face. See more »

Quotes

Bubble: I leave you my Kingdom, take good care of it.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Jamming
(Bob Marley)
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Publishing Blue Mountain Music Ltd
Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd
(p) 1984 Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
With courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Film & TV and Tuff Gong International (Jamaica)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Visually stimulating, but it limps along with its script
22 July 2017 | by (San Antonio) – See all my reviews

Luc Besson's The Fifth Element has gained a cult following due to its weird story and out there set designs. Now Besson is tackling another wacky space opera type movie with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets which is a graphic novel that was an inspiration for Star Wars. Now we did have a similar scenario with John Carter as an inspiration for multiple films receiving a modern film adaptation after many films have been released that have taken inspiration out of it. There is the danger of it feeling cliché despite the age of the source material, but the result results in a gorgeous looking movie with a weak script and characters.

Good: The main draw are the visuals and they are wonderful. The world that is displayed looks lived in and fascinating with its technology and alien beings. The CG is well rendered and explodes with an array of colors. The action scenes are fun with a good dose of creativity such as an multi-dimensional chase scene in the beginning of the movie. Rihanna also receives what could possibly be the best scene in the movie that is both creative and fun.

Bad: The script is the biggest detriment to this whole movie. The attempts of humor are lame with unfunny jokes and banter that barely warrants a laugh. The script also adds some cheesy lines that are more eye rolling than cheeky fun. Dane DeHaan as Valerian is miscast because I just can't believe him as this super soldier. He also puts on a tough guy voice that is annoying. Cara Delevingne has a better character, but she's also fairly wooden. This means there is no chemistry between them thus making the banter ineffective. Like I mentioned earlier, the story showing its age because other movies released since the graphic novel has shown the same elements and pulled them off later.

Overall, this movie could've been fun. It has the visuals and the action, but the script and characters were way too weak to match the surreal world. It is good for a rental, but I say stick to The Fifth Element.


79 of 123 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?