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Valerian Movie(General Discussion)

Discussion in 'Film' started by NotQyteNeo, Jun 8, 2017.

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    I really liked Leon but that's his only movie I really like.
     
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    Nikita is the better one.
     
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    I honestly probably haven't seen that in 20 years
     
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    It's his second movie I guess, I don't know if there is an english version to be honest.

    The other problem with Besson is that he always casts the actress he's dating or the one he wants too.
     
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    Trying the Tarantino route
     
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    That's what I typed at first !!
     
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    Have to disagree there. Messenger has a ton of depth and is an example of brilliant cinematography. Same goes for The Professional. Though he has had his misses as well(as have all of accomplished directors).
     
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    I was talking about his story treatment not cinematography.
     
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    And I was referring to both.
     
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    Taste and colors ...
     
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    I was hoping to be able to say this movie was so much better than it's 6.9 IMDB score. But instead, it further justifies why I rely on the IMDB score in lieu of other "rotten" sites. The IMDB score is about right. And obviously, I won't be quitting my day job to begin a career as a Box Office prognosticator. I thought this movie would DO better, because I thought this movie would BE better. I was wrong. Luc Besson has lost his touch as a director(much like Roland Emmerich). The really sad part is this property had SOOOOOOO MUCH potential. But thanks to his piss-poor directing job, we've probably seen the last of it. #facepalm. :(
     
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    I'm sure we'll get a reboot in 20 sum od years.
     
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    I really liked it, it looks fresh, and the story is great (and colorful). Of course, miss Delevigne :D, and the love story itself - fantastic performance.
    I knew there are some comics, and now I'm interested to read them all.

    Cheers
     
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    I liked how it began with thhe station growing.
     
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    I agree with @Darth Basin The Greatest. The opening was very good. But overall the first half had very uninspired acting and just seemed to drag on. The second half was actually pretty-good. But the poor first half had already tainted it for me. Overall, I actually consider it to be a good movie. But good is a HUGE under-perform for all the potential that franchise had. Besson totally dropped the ball on this one.
     
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    Well. Valerian is one of the first comics I ever picked up, and plays a big part in why I love SW, I couldn't be happier for Besson, and hate myself for contributing to the box office failure, looking forward to seeing this movie I am.
     
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    Nnno. I refuse to believe that. I can however believe in studio pressure and shareholder pandering, many a great film ruined by financiers. I've seen Luc at his purest, he is a master.
     
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    Believe it or not, I'm a Luc Besson fan. And I'd love to give him the benefit of the doubt that the issues with the film are not his fault. But all the issues I saw stem from directing ... so I can't :(
     
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    The Fifth Element is one of my favorites and I loved Valerian.
     
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    Funny thing is .... after watching the BRD a few times now, i actually really like it. I don't think it is as bad as I originally thought.
     
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