Friday, January 13, 2017

So Is This Something? Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

I've always like Luc Besson's stuff before.  It looks reasonably promising.


bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) said...

Besson is a bit hit or miss for me. The 5th Element succeeded because it knew it was camp and supposed to be fun and funny. for this reason, we forgave all logical incoherence and ridiculous plot devices.

Unleashed was interesting, although i wasn't convinced as to the efficacy of the conditioning that Danny was supposed to have received.

three things i'll note about the Valerian trailer:

1 - it doesn't indicate any significant humor. if he tries to play this serious i ... don't think it's going to go well

2 - i'm already bored of "just barely escaping the big, bitey monsters" ( three times in < 90 seconds )

3 - if your protaganists effortlessly dispatch mobs of hundreds of cannon fodder, all you've really done is tell me that you're going to use your authorial omnipotence to manufacture things such that there is no in-world threat to your Mary Sue/Stu.

bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) said...

even worse, the comic it's based on is one of the progenitors of the Stupid Man / Hyper Competent Woman genre.

Cataline Sergius said...

I know.

The casting is a bit odd as well. Cara Delevingne smells like a flavor of the month choice.

That worked out well in Fifth Element because Milla Jovavich can to an extent actually act.

I have serious doubts about Cara Delevingne. She's a tatted out and trendy model/bisexual/actress in the Gia/Young Angelina model.

Still given Besson's track record I'll give it a shot when it comes out. I'll let you know if I think it's any good.