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The GOOD Luc Besson movie, a.k.a. LeelooDallasMultipass

Posted on: July 29, 2017

Instead of bitching for 1200 words about how unwatchably terrible Valerian And the City of a Thousand Planets was (and I wanted to like it! I tried SO HARD to like it!) I will instead point you in the direction of this love letter to Luc Besson’s masterpiece The Fifth Element.

(click the link, not the picture)

I was finishing high school when this movie came out, and I’ll admit, I was just a smidgen obsessed with it.  I still remember the vague promos that came out months ahead of this movie. They didn’t say anything about what the movie was about, or who was it in.  Yes, I was a very impressionable teen, but wow those promos made an impression on me! I had no idea what this movie was going to be about, but I knew I had to see it.

 

When the movie finally came out, I’d never seen anything like it, I didn’t know movies like this could exist. I had no idea if I was watching a movie, or a music video, or both at the same time.   Great art direction, fun set design, fun soundtrack, great aliens,  snarky script, and it is even more over the top than Baz Lurhmann’s Moulin Rouge.

 

If you can believe it, there are people who have never seen The Fifth Element!  What would you tell someone who has never seen this movie to get them to see it? How would you convince them that this 20 year old scifi flick is worth their time?

 

Also?  LeelooDallasMulitpass!

 

 

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10 Responses to "The GOOD Luc Besson movie, a.k.a. LeelooDallasMultipass"

Bruce Willis. ’nuff said.

I didn’t watch this until I was in my 30’s and a coworker said he enjoyed it a lot. But since I’m already a SFF fan, it wasn’t a hard sell 🙂

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I wanted to like Valerian too- so badly!- but alas…

Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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“If you can believe it, there are people who have never seen The Fifth Element!”

I told you I was sorry.

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we’ll just have to have a viewing party. 😀

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Yesssssss. I *love* this movie! So quotable. So bonkers. So much fun. MULTIPASS.

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Actually his masterpiece is Leon, the Professional. I can’t watch Fifth Element without fast forwarding thru the Chris Tucker scenes.

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Leon, the Professional is a truly incredible movie. Not quite as much fun factor as the fifth element, but then again that movie isn’t about a fun subject.

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I love this movie too. It’s a great mix of aliens, archaeology, power hungry mad man, reluctant down on his heels hero, a born hero who feels lost in this big galaxy, hidden artifacts, and music.

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Like Like Like! The Fifth Element is a zany, technicolored alien adventure, with crazy, badass characters hilariously contrasted with a hero that finds it all insufferable 😛

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Big badaboom! I love this movie and now I want to watch it again. And Leon – I love that too – so completely different in every way.
Lynn D:

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