Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

By Luc Besson

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2017-08-04
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 2h 16min
  • Director: Luc Besson
  • Production Company: Belga Films
  • Production Country: Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 2,188 Ratings


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.



  • Very enjoyable film

    I liked this film. It is a long film but don’t let that put you off as the effects are great. Story was good and on the whole the acting was ok. I’m not going to take a star off for the acting as I really did like it and that be just petty. I rented this but I may buy it when it’s cheaper.
  • Valerian

  • Great film

    By guitar wierdo
    It’s an awesome film! I really recommend this film to action lovers!
  • Entertaining fun

    By Matt Prescott
    I enjoyed this movie. It was highly imaginative and full of stunning visuals. Cara Develigne was good but Rihanna stole the show with just a few minutes of amazing dancing and editing. The love story wasn't convincing but this movie deserves to become a family sci-fi classic over time.
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

    By pixyboy
    Watched the new Star Wars film the other day. Then watched this. Brilliant! Visually stunning. Quirky comedic spells from cara and dean and generally had a good time
  • Cara Delevingne...

    By Antastic in 3D
    Anything with Cara Delevingne gets a 1 star from me.
  • Amazing special effects, but...

    By Mors Magne
    Good special effects and world-building. However, there is no chemistry between the two lead actors and that was essential to the film.
  • Dire

    By Bong
    First five minutes of the alien utopia is lovely...then meh....terrible terrible film, dialogue cliched and lame, acting poor and stilted, narrative pointless and contrived. Few great visuals, but 90% pants, avoid.
  • 4K?

    By jonmilford
    Beautifully made movie as you would expect from this director.. but why not 4K. I can only imagine how much more beautiful this would look!!
  • No 4k HDR because U.K. Lionsgate too lazy. A good film. Mostly.

    By carefulsquid
    Wonderful film visuals wise but I was a bit lost at times. The narrative and plot are somewhat confused. This is mainly due to so many side ventures that do and don’t relate to the plot. It’s one of those you have to keep track of but it doesn’t quite engage enough to make you do that. So the danger is if you drift off a bit you’ll find yourself lost. 4k hdr please.