Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

In the 28th century, Valerian and Laureline are special operatives charged with keeping order throughout the human territories. On assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two undertake a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where species from across the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence, and cultures. At the center of Alpha is a mysterious dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Directed by: Luc Besson Louise Molière Charles Jodoin-Keaton Elise Cresson Emmanuelle Fourault Stéphane Gluck Grégoire Jeudy Abigail L.S. Yardley Jawahine Zentar Marie Gennesseaux
Genres: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action,
Production Company: BNP Paribas, Belga Films, River Road Entertainment, Grive Productions, EuropaCorp, UFA, Fundamental Films, Gulf Film, Novo Pictures, TF1 Films Production, Orange Studio,

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets - A universe without boundaries needs heroes without limits. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 20-07-2017
  • Runtime: 136 Minutes
  • Popularity: 43.74
  • Vote Count: 5,713
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6
  • Budget: USD 177,200,000
  • Revenue: USD 225,874,228
  • Region: Belgium ( BE ), Canada ( CA ), China ( CN ), France ( FR ), Germany ( DE ), United Arab Emirates ( AE ), United Kingdom ( GB ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Dane DeHaan - Azwaad Movie Database Dane DeHaan Valerian
Cara Delevingne - Azwaad Movie Database Cara Delevingne Laureline
Clive Owen - Azwaad Movie Database Clive Owen Commander Arün Filitt
Rihanna - Azwaad Movie Database Rihanna Bubble
Ethan Hawke - Azwaad Movie Database Ethan Hawke Jolly the Pimp
Herbie Hancock - Azwaad Movie Database Herbie Hancock Defence Minister
Kris Wu - Azwaad Movie Database Kris Wu Sergeant Neza
Rutger Hauer - Azwaad Movie Database Rutger Hauer President of the World State Federation
John Goodman - Azwaad Movie Database John Goodman Igon Siruss (voice)
Elizabeth Debicki - Azwaad Movie Database Elizabeth Debicki Emperor Haban-Limaï (voice)
Photo Name Department
Luc Besson-Directing Luc Besson Directing (Director)
Luc Besson-Production Luc Besson Production (Producer)
Luc Besson-Writing Luc Besson Writing (Writer)
Thierry Arbogast-Camera Thierry Arbogast Camera (Director of Photography)
Nathalie Cheron-Production Nathalie Cheron Production (Casting)
Alexandre Desplat-Sound Alexandre Desplat Sound (Music)
David Farmer-Sound David Farmer Sound (Sound Designer)
Tom Johnson-Sound Tom Johnson Sound (Sound Re-Recording Mixer)
Juan Peralta-Sound Juan Peralta Sound (Sound Re-Recording Mixer)
Philippe Hubin-Visual Effects Philippe Hubin Visual Effects (Special Effects Supervisor)

See Full Cast & Crew of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


A spectacular spectacle of a movie that faithfully adapts a French 1970s sci-fi comic book. If you think you might see it some day, you owe it to yourself to catch it in 3D on a big screen now. In a world of paint-by-numbers blockbusters, this is an invigorating slap to the eyeballs. The flick would benefit from more focus and deliberation; often, story beats are glancing blows instead of precision hits. The biggest flaws, however, are found in the dialogue, which is at best serviceable and at times painful, probably owing to its transition through times, languages, and mediums. Valerian isn't perfect, it's a bit clunky, but the sheer unusualness, whimsy, and wonder overpowers the movie's faults, making it well worth watching.

id : 5971fc55c3a368712803aa03
Movie Queen41

It's a fun movie, but it's not what I would call a sci fi classic. It's all spectacle, with eye popping visuals. It creates some really interesting side characters and alien worlds. The drawback is the two leads. They seem rather bland and one dimensional. Their romantic bantering is quite boring. The supporting characters are more colorful and interesting. If you are a fan of Luc Besson's The Fifth Element, you will probably enjoy this. Just don't expect anything too deep from this movie.

id : 5972e6f8c3a3687c7d0225ed

Well, the scenes start comin' and they don't stop comin'. Aaaand that's basically the whole movie. No, honestly by the end of it I was actually pretty on board. It took me a lot to get to that point though. The ham-fisted romance subplot they kept awkwardly grinding the movie to a standstill for was chief amongst the swill I felt I had to wade through to get to that point of enjoyment. The primary alien race being the most poorly animated was another. But somewhere between the Rhianna actually being bearable in this, and the Ethan Hawke character I want to see 500 more times, I did actually somewhat enjoy _Valerian_... Somewhat. _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._

id : 5a1cc2b1925141032405cc04
Per Gunnar Jonsson

I guess I am going to disagree both with the critics, wich of course is not at all unusual, as well as with a lot of the actual viewers of this movie by saying that I really liked this movie. I guess that I can to some extent understand that some viewers are disappointed. That would be the viewers that have read the comics that the movie is based on. Unfortunately someone in the production team decided to take bits and pieces from several comic books and mash them together as well as change some key elements. It is really annoying when that is done. It is usually an indication that somewhere some dumbass who did not understand, and certainly did not respect, the source material had way too much influence on the production. It is really a shame since the comic book from wich the core of the of the story seems to be taken is certainly more than good enough to stand on its own. Well luckily the mashup that they produced is actually bloody good. Something wich in my experience is quite rare. The Valerian comics lends themselves very well as a base for some spectacular sci-fi with plenty of weird creatures and spectacular scenery. Add Luc Besson to the mix and you have to spell spectacular in all caps. This is definitely a Luc Besson movie. Plenty of action, spectacular (yes I repeat myself but this movie deserves it) scenery, a fair amount of weirdness. In short a lot of stuff this particular viewer likes. The mashed up story is not too bad. It is predictable as hell of course, even though it is not following the comics, but it is making a decent job of tying together all the action and FX and the action and FX is really the main reason to watch this movie after all. I have to say that I think most of the characters were pretty okay. It seems that the performance of the two main characters where generally not so well received by a lot of people. I guess I can somewhat understand that but I still cannot refrain from saying: Read the fucking comics! Okay it is a French comic and there are probably few people outside of France (or at least outside of Europe) that have read them. Me being one of the few of course. Anyway, Valerian and Laureline are supposed to be somewhat weird, silly and a little bit childish. Personally I think they did a fair job of interpreting the comic book characters the way they should be. We probably have Luc Besson to thank for not getting a some Hollywood, thirteen on a dozen, characters. I do miss some bits of the real comics though. The transmutation animal played a much more visible role in the comic and so did the three information peddlers wich gave a much more professional impression in the comic book by the way. I also think it was a shame that they changed the story of the Muh so much. Their role in the comic book was much more impressive to me. Still, most of the bits and pieces that is taken from the different comic books and mashed together are quite faithfully reproduced, at least visually and the results turned out really really good as far as I am concerned. To wrap it up, to me, this movie was a fun, spectacular, action filled sci-fi extravaganza. A typical Luc Besson movie and I mean that in a good way.

id : 5a3824f4c3a36814ab06fc79

I like this Movie very much. It reminds a bit about Avatar & John Carter. I can not Understand why it did Not make it to the Australian Cinemas. For this type of High Budget it would be worth watching in 3D Cinemas. I gave it 10/10 **********

id : 5a40bc00925141740300d87e

A disorrienting but somewhat delightful run through all manner of sci-fi imaginations. The acting was not good, and the storyline was sometimes incoherent, yet I have this strange urge to rewatch this thing. It's harmless, fascinating fun, in ways like the original starwars experience (though much more visually spectacular, and much less narratively coherent).

id : 5bf9710392514104d80146d7

Recommendate Movies

The Dark Tower

2017 - 5.7

A boy haunted by visions of a parallel world aids its disillusioned guardian in preventing the destruction of the nexus of universes known as the Dark Tower.

Ghost in the Shell

2017 - 6.0

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping ...

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

2017 - 7.0

When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency known as ...

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

2017 - 6.5

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur ...

The Mummy

2017 - 5.5

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing ...

Tomb Raider

2018 - 6.4

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Atomic Blonde

2017 - 6.4

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Pacific Rim: Uprising

2018 - 6.1

It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program ...


2017 - 6.2

In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.

The Hitman's Bodyguard

2017 - 6.8

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work ...

The Great Wall

2016 - 5.9

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.


2016 - 6.3

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize ...

Around The Web