I signed out a Valerian and Laureline graphic novel from the library so I figured I knew what to expect. Big mistake. Sometimes the critics (who widely panned this movie) are right!
Dane DeHann (A Cure for Wellness, Tulip Fever, Two Lovers and a Bear) as Valerian can add this to his list of poor choices (or get a new agency.) Model/actress Cara DeLevingne isn’t a model of models who have tried their hand at acting, she is a bad example.
But the chief culprit is Luc Besson. who wrote and directed this movie. Hard to believe the man who brought the world the modern classic La Femme Nikita is turning into a French Michael Bay (Michel Baye?) before our very eyes.
My take on this: think of a goofy Star Wars parody on acid. (But I’m sure you can find much more clever headlines from American critics who pummelled this movie.