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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

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Immerse yourself in the world of Valerian with our guided photo gallery and the eye-popping "Director's Trademarks: A Guide to the Films of Luc Besson" original video.

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Captain Welcoming Mercurys
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Captain Welcoming Arysum (as Benoit Jacquot)
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Storyline

In the Century XXVIII, the space station Alpha is a city where beings from different planets live together exchanging their knowledge and culture. Peace is granted by a human force, including Major Valerian and his partner Sergeant Laureline. They are assigned by the Defence Minister to retrieve the last species of converter in a dangerous mission. They succeed and back to Alpha, unknown humanoids abduct Commander Arun Filitt expecting to steal the converter. They head to a forbidden area that is infected but Valerian and Laureline follow them and disclose a hidden secret about the race and the infected area. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence and action, suggestive material and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$177,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,007,624, 23 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,479,370, 21 September 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,545,173, 21 August 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After suffering a record loss of $135 million in the previous year, EuropaCorp had set its hopes on Valerian to turn in a much-needed profit. However, after the commercial failure of the film and a subsequent drop in company stocks of over 40%, deputy CEO Edouard de Vesinne was forced to step down from his position. See more »

Goofs

As they are leaving the big market planet Laureline says "Leaving Exospace in 5 seconds" when it should be Entering. See more »

Quotes

Doghan-Dagui: We know how humans work.
Doghan-Dagui: They're all so predictable.
Sergeant Laureline: Clearly you've never met a woman.
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Crazy Credits

The subtitle of this film, (City of a Thousand Planets,) is an amalgam of the titles of the first two Valerian comics, "City of Shifting Waters," and "Empire of a Thousand Planets." See more »

Connections

References Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

A Million On My Soul
(Alexiane Silla - Igor Kempeneers / Alexiane Silla - Mathieu Carratier)
Performed by Alexiane
Artistic Director: Mathieu Carratier
All instruments by Mathieu Carratier
Drum programming: Michael McHenry
Produced by STARGATE for and on behalf of 45th and 3rd Music LLC and Sandy Vee for and on behalf of One Man Crew LLC.
Recorded by Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (as Mikkel S. Eriksen) & Thomas Warren at The Stellar House, Venice, CA.
Mixed by Sandy Vee
All programming & additional instruments by Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (as Mikkel S. Eriksen), Tor Erik Hermansen (as Tor Hermansen) & Sandy Vee
Additional synths: Guillaume Roussel
(p) & (c) Reserved Rights
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Hugely Enjoyable!
21 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Although I too enjoy super hero movies, action movies blah blah - they are getting tired. Good directors can get the pacing, directing and acting so right that the same-ol story can be told while still be entertaining. Especially in science fiction, it seems there are no original ideas any more.

Then comes along Valerian - WOW! What a refreshing and imaginative world they've developed and an exciting movie they've created! The trailers truly do not do this movie justice. I watched this movie just for Luc Besson, because the trailer made the movie look like the usual Hollywood drivel. What I got instead was an extremely pleasing and original story that was superbly executed.

What I love about the movie is that the plot isn't your typical sci-fi plot. It plays like a detective story intermingled with action and amazing visuals, culminating in a very satisfying ending that made me yearn for sequels to learn more about the universe Besson has created.

Well done! This movie deserves to live on! Watch it in the theaters and be thrilled!


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