Is 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' worth seeing? | The Tylt
Is 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' worth seeing?
Below is the synopsis of "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," per IMDB.
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.
NPR's Mark Jenkins thinks "Valerian" is OK! He writes:
Valerian is exuberant, extravagant, and generally likable. Yet many parts of the movie just don't work. Sticklers for things like acting and dialogue are likely to be dissatisfied.
Watch the trailer below, and then tell us does this look like a blockbuster worth seeing.
CNN's Brian Lowry disagrees. He argues the film felt empty. He writes:
If nothing else, those who lament Hollywood's over-reliance on special effects have a shiny new example of such excess by way of Europe, situated in a faraway galaxy that mostly makes one yearn to escape into the sunlight of planet Earth.