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 1,445 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.



  • 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.
  • Still not managed to finish it

    By themightybuddha
    I am trying so hard to get through this movie 3 weeks and lots attempts. I still have 40 minutes to go. Its slow, not funny, average effects and the acting and script writing is questionable. Typically a fan of this genre but really not on the same wavelength for this movie.
  • Besson what happened!

    By 23wertq
    possibly one of the worst films I've ever seen....Luc Besson what happened? Dreadful acting and script, do not waste your time or money with this phish.
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    By Mickyripple
    Remember Blakes 7, that had better story lines and better acting!!!!
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  • Great Film

    By JP QUINN 40
    A Great Film
  • So much promise, so little payoff

    By Rabidfish88
    The opening sequence is easily the strongest part of the movie. The visuals are stunning and the story setup is compelling. Unfortunately it never lives up to the potential shown here. My biggest complaint is that the dialogue is appaling throughout. A spectacular number of groan-inducing lines. My second biggest is that the central relationship is frankly disgusting to watch. He's a nasty creep who gets the girl. I am so tired of this obnoxious cliche. Thirdly, a large part of the movie appears to be wacky for the sake of being wacky. If you like that, fine, I think it brought the movie down. There is a decent story here, however, and the central plot is one that I would like to see explored by competent writers. Additionally the perfromances were fine, Rhianna the standout but with woefully little screen time. The leads could have been stronger but they weren't distractingly bad. Finally the effects work is first class and the action is exciting and memorable. Definitely a rent not a buy. I probably wouldn't watch this again.
  • Sadly a waste of time

    By Blech!
    Massively let down by terrible dialogue and a storyline that just gets completely lost. I’d say the actors were not great as well, but they really didn’t have much to work with I’m afraid. Honestly don’t waste your time watching it, you’ll just be disappointed.

    By CheekyChief
    This is now my favourite movie.
  • Rottentomatoes is a bad place for review

    By Lukuxider
    Cos of places like Rotten Tomatoes Flixster or IMDb, thousands of strange people who don't understund or don't like Sci - Fi or Luc Bessone I avoid to go to the cinema for this movie, what now after watching it I am totally regret. This is very good sci-fi/fantasy movie with very good story and great special effects. I was thinking maybe Cara who is not actress did bad performance but she was excellent ! It was fun all two hours over and I am definitely going to watch this again. Like a Fifth Element this is a great show with great word created for it. No dissapointment at all. People who didnt like it are just too complicated to understund entertiment and good show.