‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Early Buzz: What Are the Critics Saying About Luc Besson’s Sci-Fi Epic?

Slashfilm | 6/28/2017 | Jacob Hall
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‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Early Buzz: What Are the Critics Saying About Luc Besson’s Sci-Fi Epic?

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets may prove to be a tough sell for audiences unfamiliar with the source material: the French comic book series Valérian and Laureline by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières. However, those eye-popping trailers should grab the attention of regular moviegoers and the involvement of Leon, The Fifth Element, and Lucy director Luc Besson should ensure the attention of cinephiles.

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But now, the film has begun to screen for critics and the social media embargo has come down. What are the first reactions? Is Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets going to be a breath of fresh air for a summer where even the best movies feel a little familiar? Or is it just going to be more of the same?

So far, the reactions have been mixed-to-positive. Everyone seems to agree that the visuals are just as impressive in the context of the film as they are in the trailers, but some critics are taking issue with the generic story and stilted dialogue. At the very least, this movie sounds like it’s going to be a true visual treat worth seeing on the big screen.

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First, here’s the mixed but ultimately positive reaction from our own Peter Sciretta:

The first half of #Valerian is visually stunning, gleefully inventive, unpredictable and bonkers insane….

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Despite its problems, #Valerian needs to be experienced in 3D on the biggest screen possible. I want to experience more of this world.

And here’s what other critics and writers are saying (we’ll update this list...
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