‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Drops Final Trailer

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Based on the groundbreaking graphic novel comes VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, a vision a lifetime in the making, and they just dropped the final trailer.

There is a ton of hype around this film but it’s just not doing a whole lot for me. The only thing that really trips my trigger are the massive space hog monsters. Other than that it feels like an over visually stimulated mosh of FX.

While we are all getting use to seeing more and more CGI used in films – I still can’t help but wonder when we reach the point of oversaturating films with fake worlds. I would rather take the approach of the new STAR WARS installments and blend it appropriately with practical elements and CGI treatments to help tell stories rather than lean on it completely. Check out the new trailer below along with the official synopsis.
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha-an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Coming to theaters July 21, 2017.

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