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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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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.

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Captain Welcoming Arysum (as Benoit Jacquot)
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Storyline

In the Century XXVIII, the space station Alpha is a city where beings from different planets live together exchanging their knowledge and culture. Peace is granted by a human force, including Major Valerian and his partner Sergeant Laureline. They are assigned by the Defence Minister to retrieve the last species of converter in a dangerous mission. They succeed and back to Alpha, unknown humanoids abduct Commander Arun Filitt expecting to steal the converter. They head to a forbidden area that is infected but Valerian and Laureline follow them and disclose a hidden secret about the race and the infected area. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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 »

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Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$177,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,007,624, 23 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,479,370, 21 September 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,545,173, 21 August 2017
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Trivia

The film is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline, written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mézières. See more »

Goofs

When Alpha is initially boosted from Earth's orbit, the detachable rockets propel the station in the opposite direction of Earth. However, in order to leave orbit, it is necessary to propel the station in the same direction as it is traveling in its orbit, parallel to Earth. See more »

Quotes

Bubble: So, what will it be, soldier?
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Crazy Credits

The subtitle of this film, (City of a Thousand Planets,) is an amalgam of the titles of the first two Valerian comics, "City of Shifting Waters," and "Empire of a Thousand Planets." See more »

Connections

References Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Doc's Duck
(Grégoire Musso - Bruce Keen)
Performed by the Parasols
Saxophone: Cédric Ricard
Guitar: François Bodin
Bass: Greg Musso
Drums: Bruce Keen
Sound engineer: Bruce Keen
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You've seen this before
27 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

You've all seen this before. Stereotypical and shallow characters, predictable plot, ever present and boring dialogue, iced with overproduced CGI action scenes.

Acting isn't half bad, nor are the costumes and visuals. All the aliens and creatures are done well, and there are tons of them. Most of them are nothing more than backdrops, which I don't mind, and none of them are explored in any great detail.

The plot is as predictable as they come. From the beginning I could've pointed out the obvious; That alien is too happy so she's gonna die, he's the bad guy, those robots are gonna kill everybody and so on. A child could have come up with a better plot.

It seems like they wanted to put everything from the comics into one movie. The end result is a flat mess of a pancake.


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