“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”: An Exercise in Meaningless Filmmaking

Originally written November 19th, 2017.

Last night I saw “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”. I was looking forward to this film because it was directed by Luc Besson, who had directed “The Fifth Element”, a film close to my heart. So I was excited, and many were for different reasons than I was, notably over the much hyped special effects, and Rihanna’s cameo. This movie was ultimately a disappointment as it fell very flat for me. Yes, the special effects are there and they…