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Old 07-27-2017, 02:17 PM
 
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People keep telling me what a great filmmaker Luc Besson is. I have seen several of his movies. They are seeing something I am not.
He is an acquired taste. I only like a handful of his movies. The Big Blue was the first movie of his that I saw. I was in junior high and was obsessed with everything about the ocean and diving. Then I saw this film (US version) and just fell in love with the story. Most people I know hate this film. I love it.
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Maine
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He is an acquired taste. I only like a handful of his movies. The Big Blue was the first movie of his that I saw. I was in junior high and was obsessed with everything about the ocean and diving. Then I saw this film (US version) and just fell in love with the story. Most people I know hate this film. I love it.
I have seen LEON, THE FIFTH ELEMENT, and THE MESSENGER.

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Old 07-27-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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I'm surprised you didn't like The Fifth Element, Mark. Cool movie. It's like a full-length, live action take on the "Harry Canyon" segment from the 1981 animated Heavy Metal movie.
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Old 07-27-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Gorgeous visuals.
The "sexual tension" and dialog between the main characters was 80s puerile.<>
Space suit armor with female cups. Really.
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Huge freaking plot holes. Biggest one: How in the world did the bad guy know what he knew?

Look, I'm usually entertained by most movies the critics don't care for. I'm like the wino who thinks Boonesfarm is pretty good. But when the wino spits out a wine, you know it's garbage.

I seriously considered walking out of Valarian.
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Did you notice his breast cups are bigger than hers, sort of like an old movie gladiator?
I'd like to thank you for saving me $40
"Dinner and a movie"
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Old 07-27-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I'm surprised you didn't like The Fifth Element, Mark. Cool movie. It's like a full-length, live action take on the "Harry Canyon" segment from the 1981 animated Heavy Metal movie.
I didn't hate it. I just wasn't wowed. It was meh.
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Old 07-27-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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I didn't hate it. I just wasn't wowed. It was meh.
Well, FE was much better than Valarian, so

"Well you can take it as a warning
Or take it anyway you like
It's the lightning, not the thunder
You never know where it's gonna stri-i-i-ike"
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:00 PM
 
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I agree with you, Ralph_Kirk. Gorgeous visuals, horrible storytelling, wooden leads completely lacking in chemistry. The visuals were so stunning I wanted to like it, but no.
Everyone seems to agree that the two leads lacked "chemistry."

It occurs to me that on stage, "chemistry" isn't a matter of magic or happenstance, it's simply being a very good actor. It means an actor can mimic all the micro-expressions and subtle movements of a person in love (or lust, or serious attraction).

Maybe he's a "method actor" who can convince himself--for the moment--that he really does love that woman. Maybe he's just that freaking good and knows how to do it.

But "chemistry" on stage is really just extremely good acting.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:28 PM
 
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Just thought of something.

How come Valarian in his armored suit can smash through walls of every kind of environment, but Laureline in her suit can't even break out of a wicker basket?
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Leesburg, VA
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I agree with you, Ralph_Kirk. Gorgeous visuals, horrible storytelling, wooden leads completely lacking in chemistry. The visuals were so stunning I wanted to like it, but no.
I second that. The movie deserved to bomb. I knew something was wrong when the person seated next to me started playing with his phone halfway through the movie!! That is never a good sign.
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Old 08-05-2017, 06:13 AM
 
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Saw the movie last night. While the plot was weak and the two main characters didnt really fit their roles the visuals alone were worth the price of admission.
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