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Film, DVD, and TV Discuss the latest movies at the theatre and on DVD, as well as what is on TV. ACG film reviews will also be found here.

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Loved it. Variety and texture.
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The graphic novel that inspired a generation?
Doesn't take much to inspire the present generation apparently..
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The graphic novel's first installment was published in 1967.
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Well, I went and saw it.

I think Besson did a great job of subtly making great satire of many recent sci-fi movies in this one. The alien race at the center of the movie were right out of Avatar but not the pathetic whiners of that movie.
In one scene in what's the equivalent of a "red light district" you catch Valerian being propositioned by Jessica Rabbit... (my son said the same thing so I didn't just imagine that).
The bad guy was out of Star Wars.
The "prime minister" was an obvious send up of the President in the Fifth Element.
Valerian's ship looks like a finny version of the Millennium Falcon.

It was just full of really subtle jokes if you looked for them.
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I had to chose between this movie and Dunkirk and Dunkirk won. The start times for Valerian were over two and a half hours away.

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I had to chose between this movie and Dunkirk and Dunkirk won. The start times for Valerian were over two and a half hours away.

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I went to Dunkirk in the morning and joined the wife for the evening showing of "Valerian". We'll make similar accommodations for "Murder on the Orient Express." I already know who dunnit.
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