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: BNP Paribas
  • Production Country: Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 3,064 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.



  • Dreadful!

    By savedandforgiven
    I must be getting too old. The whole thing was simply shallow and unconvincing ... Sorry!
  • Why the 4K downgrade?

    By Jon PR Evans
    When I bought this on iTunes it was available as a 4K film, now that option is no longer available. Any idea why I’ve lost this option?
  • Great!

    By Jazzster5000
    Loved this. Really great movie - imaginative with two great leads. Much like The Fifth Element, but I prefer it. If you liked that then this is a safe bet. Crazy how it wasn’t more popular really! 👍
  • Dreadful Acting

    By Antu Asar
    Was looking forward to this movie - can anybody try their hand at the movie bussiness these days? Maybe I should try acting - cause believe me, it would be an improvement on these no talent cardboard actors - so so bad - watch it for a laugh!
  • DeHaan can’t act

    By Gsuss
    No idea how Dane DeHaan landed the lead in this movie. This is the worst film I’ve seen since The Winter Soldier
  • Subtitles

    By Monkey_Andy
    Please add English Subtiels for Deaf / HOH
  • Just doesn't cut it

    By kk10001000
    I will love sci-fi and I wanted to love this movie but aside from intermittently good visuals it is just a very flawed movie. Terrible plot, far too much yap yap yap,, poorly cast, not very enthralling action scenes and while some of the CGI is excellent in other places the CGI (or indeed the character creations) are so poor they really distract from the movie. Apparently it's based on a comic from a long time ago, and this really shines through in this movie, it feels outdated many times. It's hard to get big budget sci-fi wrong (as usually they're just nice to look at anyway) but this movie is so poor in so many ways it's not very watchable.
  • Epic sensation. MORE!!

    By BrySadhu
    Awesome movie! I loved everything about it.
  • 5
    By Ace7Q
  • V pleasant surprise

    By sunshine lucas
    Mostly underwhelmed and sniffy reviews for this film on its release... but what a ride. Love Besson’s bonkers non-Hollywood sci-fi. Incredible visuals and creativity all over the show. It’s just great fun.