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The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

Old 01-21-22, 06:13 PM
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

I didn't like this movie very much when it was first released, but over the years it's become one of my absolute favorites. It just has a certain charm in my opinion. The 4K UHD looks amazing and is one of my best sounding discs. I love it more every time I watch it.
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

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I didn't like this movie very much when it was first released, but over the years it's become one of my absolute favorites. It just has a certain charm in my opinion. The 4K UHD looks amazing and is one of my best sounding discs. I love it more every time I watch it.
I didnít like it the first two times I saw it in the theater - I kept thinking about itÖ and then after the third time, it clicked. I LOVED IT!

I watch it two or three times a year.

Its my personal favorite.

When I get a 4K TV, Iíll be watching it that way.
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Old 01-21-22, 10:23 PM
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

I loved this movie instantly. I believe in theater. Have seen few times. Beautiful to look at. Fun as hell. Has a thin story, but thatís the sarcasm. A nice love story, great characters, and people playing them. Before Willis started sleepwalking. Tucker was just the right bit of annoying. Itís like he is, but doesnít cross the line to roll ur eyes when heís on screen. Oldman super per usual. Tiny Lister as President. Fucking Brion ďBlade RunnerĒ James. Great escapism and that Besson did it makes it the better. Loved Nikita and Leon. Love Besson and TFE will always have soft spot.
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

I love the scene when Leelo escapes and you see the flying cars in full traffic. This scene always reminds me of how our future might look one day. Beautiful music in that scene as well.

But I will always remember this film as having one of the most ugliest and erroneous mistakes. Before Leelo escapes there is already the shaped crack on the chamber where she punches it out. Did they ever fix this mistake on the 4K?




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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

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I love the scene when Leelo escapes and you see the flying cars in full traffic. This scene always reminds me of how our future might look one day. Beautiful music in that scene as well.
Eric Serraís score is amazing. I listen to it all the time.
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Old 01-22-22, 06:39 PM
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

Since the release, seeing it in a theater in Japan, I have loved this movie.
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Old 01-22-22, 09:45 PM
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

My favorite movie of all time. Saw it in the theater with my GF at the time, and she hated it. I probably have watched this 30 times. Just so unique and has such a cool story.
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Old 01-23-22, 04:52 AM
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Ahhh, the days when Willis spent weeks on a production and not just hours.
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Old 01-23-22, 02:15 PM
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

I love this movie. It's cool that all the posts since the thread was bumped are positive. There used to be so much hate.
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Old 01-23-22, 04:55 PM
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

Itís not a top tier movie for me, but every so often I get the urge to watch and throw in the DVD and end up having a good time with it.

Even Ruby Rod doesnít seem out of place anymore compared to modern social media stars.
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Old 01-23-22, 05:52 PM
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

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I love this movie. It's cool that all the posts since the thread was bumped are positive. There used to be so much hate.
OK Nick, I accept your challenge. I loved this movie for many years, my last rewatch with my teen leads me to think it hasn't aged all that well. Still mostly love it though!
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

I enjoyed it, but Chris Tucker's performance keeps it from being one of my favorites.
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I enjoyed it, but Chris Tucker's performance keeps it from being one of my favorites.
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

One of my all time favs. It's playing on flashback cinema in a couple of weeks. Will be good to see it again in theater
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

This aired on TBS everyday for what felt like a decade, and I watched it everytime I flipped by it.
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

I need to pick up the 4k.
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

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OK Nick, I accept your challenge. I loved this movie for many years, my last rewatch with my teen leads me to think it hasn't aged all that well. Still mostly love it though!
How could a teen not love The Fifth Element? That's the target audience. It was based on a story written by a teenage Besson!
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How could a teen not love The Fifth Element? That's the target audience. It was based on a story written by a teenage Besson!
My teen is of a different ilk!
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

Love this film because it's so different. It's over the top, doesn't take itself seriously, Stylish AF, is funny, has fun action, lots of well known talented actors in crazy rolls, lovable characters...yes even Ruby is lovable, a cool story, and so much more.
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

Damn, I thought I was the only one that loved this flick. Everyone is coming out of the woodwork. I thought this forum largely hated this movie for the longest time. First movie I decided to watch on my 4k projector when I bought it.

It's one of the rare movies where I walked out of the theater thinking "what the fuck did I just watch?" Not in a bad way, but just "huh." Didn't love it, didn't hate it, just kinda "alright, then." It wasn't until my second viewing (also a theater I want to say), that it just clicked and the appreciation just grew with each viewing. One of those rare movies (outside of biggies like Star Wars and BTTF) that I've bought multiple times in each format dating back to VHS.
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

Chalk me up as another one coming out of the woodwork to declare my love of this film. I remember enjoying it in the theater, but it really was when I had a chance to watch the film several times over the years on home video where I fell in love with the film and feel that all the love it gets from fans is well-deserved.

Believe it or not, I have not bought the 4K and should do so one of these days.

This film has some stunning visuals, great action set-pieces, and one of the more emotional scenes I have seen in a movie acted by of all people, Bruce Willis (as noted, when he really showed up for a role and did not perform on auto-pilot in a movie just to earn his millions).

There is the great scene where Leeloo is fighting off the dog warriors but it quickly becomes clear she is going to be overwhelmed. We cut to another scene, and then when Willis goes looking for her and she falls from the ceiling and he carries her in his arms, to me it just felt like you could feel how heartbroken Willis is as he carries the gravely injured Leeloo to a ship to escape. He is devastated that she is at the brink of death and yeah...it would be nice if we saw more of this quality of acting from Willis in his latest endeavors. Even direct to video films can be elevated in quality when an actor puts a bit of effort into their performance.
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

Love this movie too. From Gary Oldman chewing up the scenery to Chris Tucker being just annoying enough to the cut scenes between the Diva's performance and Leeloo's fight in the hotel room. Good stuff! Could do without Tiny Lester's terrible acting, but love everything else!
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

Loved this movie from the first time seeing it theatrically opening week.
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

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I enjoyed it, but Chris Tucker's performance keeps it from being one of my favorites.
First time I watched it I was confused by Ruby Rod, but now I really dig it. Shamelessly over the top.
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Old 01-26-22, 08:33 PM
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Re: The Fifth Element (1997, D & Co-Writer: Luc Besson)

I am a meat popsicle! I liked Ruby Rod as well as Zorg.

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