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Old 05-15-17, 05:59 AM   #101
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

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It does not hold up well.
Wow, I strongly disagree. I think it's just as great today as it was 20 years ago.
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Old 05-15-17, 07:32 AM   #102
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Wow, I strongly disagree. I think it's just as great today as it was 20 years ago.
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Old 05-15-17, 08:04 AM   #103
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

I think The Fifth Element holds up very well. Story is interesting, visuals are striking, the bizarre is still bizarre, I still enjoy watching it every time it comes up in the rotation.


To me, Valerian looks like a cross between The Fifth Element and Jupiter Ascending as far as visuals go (apparently I'm one of the few who actually enjoyed JA). I know nothing about the story behind Valerian as I'm one of those Americans who have never even heard of it before this movie, but I'm interested in seeing it, if not in theaters, then on my 53" WS HDTV. I hope it does well in this country, I know it will where it's better known.
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Old 05-15-17, 03:08 PM   #104
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

To be honest, I wasn't crazy about it the first time, but I thought I should give it another look. Well, I did and it was even sillier than I remembered.
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Old 05-15-17, 03:51 PM   #105
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To be honest, I wasn't crazy about it the first time, but I thought I should give it another look. Well, I did and it was even sillier than I remembered.
Well it wasnt animated

I think Fifth Element is SUPPOSED to be silly it is part of what makes it so good.
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Old 05-15-17, 04:03 PM   #106
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I'm not sure why but Fathom Events tends to run that (single) Weekend/Weekday schedule a bunch. I've missed out on a lot of their events, not being physically able to make it to various cities during Rush Hour.

The Screening that I went to today was about half full. A few large families, which was a bit surprising.
I'm sure they run their showings when it's not peak time for new movies.
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Old 05-15-17, 07:54 PM   #107
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Well it wasnt animated

I think Fifth Element is SUPPOSED to be silly it is part of what makes it so good.
Yep, and part of the charm is the practical effects and costumes. Plus, Gary Oldman is fucking brilliant as always.
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Old 05-16-17, 08:35 PM   #108
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

I got a sample of the GN as part of Free Comic Book Day and while it is definitely different and interesting, I just don't see it connecting with American audiences. The storytelling method is more like that of Heavy Metal magazine than a traditional comic, except more watered down. While I don't think they need to move the release date too far back to somewhere like February, I don't think a time frame like late October would hurt . Putting it out between Thor:Raganrok and Justice League would be suicidal.

I don't know if the studio distributing this in the U.S. also funded it or not. I do remember reading that Fifth Element was more or less a foreign film and Columbia did little more than pay for US advertising and film prints. While it only made a bout $70 million domestically, it apparently turned a good profit for the studio.
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Old 05-18-17, 12:09 AM   #109
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I'm sure they run their showings when it's not peak time for new movies.
That makes sense.

I caught a second screening of the 4K Restoration of The Fifth Element this evening. The 7pm screening was almost full!
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...still looks fun to me
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Old 05-24-17, 10:23 AM   #113
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Yeah, Im looking forward to this big time.
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I think this in IMAX 3D is gonna look spectacular.
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Old 05-24-17, 12:43 PM   #115
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I think this in IMAX 3D is gonna look spectacular.
I agree. Had a mild interest in it but after watching that last trailer, I think myself and my son will definitely be seeing this on the big screen. Looking forward to hopefully some good 3D!
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Old 05-24-17, 12:51 PM   #116
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I can't wait for this but it is going to bomb harder than a King Arthur film directed by Guy Ritchie.
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Old 05-24-17, 12:55 PM   #117
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I can't wait for this but it is going to bomb harder than a King Arthur film directed by Guy Ritchie.
I wouldn't be surprised if this does bomb, but for some reason I think this will do better than King Arthur.

I will see this in theatres for sure.
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

So much hinges on the chemistry, between DeHaan and whatsherface.

All those beautiful, packed to the gills visuals won't mean squat if it's lacking as a basic buddy picture.

Don't know why people keep thinking it will outright bomb though. It looks fresher to me than just about all the domestic tent poles.
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Don't know why people keep thinking it will outright bomb though. It looks fresher to me than just about all the domestic tent poles.
While I hope that it's a hit (since I like a lot of Luc Besson's work) it's essentially a "B" flick with an "A" budget. It's not a knock on the film since I haven't seen it, but neither Dean Dehaan and Cara Delevigne are proven box office draws, it's based on somewhat obscure French comics and directed by someone who has never really had a huge hit in the US(Lucy being his biggest directorial success domestically/worldwide).

This would normally be right up my alley since I love sci-fi adventure, but I'm not sold on the leads and some of the visuals are a little over the top CG. It also doesn't help the the underwater scene with the giant monsters look straight out of Phantom Menace.
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Old 05-24-17, 06:18 PM   #120
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Don't know why people keep thinking it will outright bomb though. It looks fresher to me than just about all the domestic tent poles.
Same here. I think this is destined to be a modest hit at $150M+. Had zero interest in King Arthur. But am all ready to watch this.
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Old 05-24-17, 08:04 PM   #121
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I think this in IMAX 3D is gonna look spectacular.
Good luck finding it in that format. Dunkirk opens the same day and is also booked for IMAX. I have a feeling that will draw more casual movie goer interest.
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Re: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, D: Besson) S: DeHaan, Deleving

Barely a word spoken by either lead....in the final trailer. I'm trying to remember Avatar's trailers....but you at least need to identify with the characters on some level. I can't recall atm pure 'spectacle' or visuals alone selling a film domestically. I'm certainly interested in the film...but I just don't see this doing much domestic business. Hopefully it'll be a big international hit.
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Definitely interested but this is one I will most likely wait and hope to grab on 3D bluray for home viewing. Should be visually mind blowing but not sold on the story at all.
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Really? To me, this is one of those movies that must be seen on the big screen, getting enveloped by the visuals.
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While I hope that it's a hit (since I like a lot of Luc Besson's work) it's essentially a "B" flick with an "A" budget. It's not a knock on the film since I haven't seen it, but neither Dean Dehaan and Cara Delevigne are proven box office draws, it's based on somewhat obscure French comics and directed by someone who has never really had a huge hit in the US(Lucy being his biggest directorial success domestically/worldwide).

This would normally be right up my alley since I love sci-fi adventure, but I'm not sold on the leads and some of the visuals are a little over the top CG. It also doesn't help the the underwater scene with the giant monsters look straight out of Phantom Menace.
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Yeah kinda agree, this movie looks destined to be lost in the shuffle. Most of the advertisement sells it like a carnival ride. There is little hint to the plot or the characters quest. Its mostly just look a the pretty lights.

I will watch it for sure but on home video
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