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.
In the twenty-eighth century, 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 (Dane DeHaan) and his partner Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne). They are assigned by the Defense Minister (Herbie Hancock) to retrieve the last species of converter in a dangerous mission. They succeed and back to Alpha, unknown humanoids abduct Commander Arun Filitt (Clive Owen) 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
There are two hundred different alien species in this movie. Writer, producer, and director Luc Besson wrote a six hundred-page book describing in detail all the species. The actors had to read that book prior to filming so they could adjust their performances, depending upon the species with whom they were interacting. See more »
Before Laureline and Valerian meet the Commander, she places the converter into the uranium unit and her diamond earring is visible in her right ear. Then when the meet the Commander for the briefing, her earring is gone. In the next scene when she removes the converter from the unit, she removes her diamond earring from her right ear and feeds it to the converter. See more »
President of the World State Federation:
The Alpha intergalactic space station has reached critical mass in orbit. Its weight and size now poses a serious threat to mother Earth. In its great wisdom, the Central Committee has decided to use all resources necessary to release the space station from Earth's gravity. Its new course is set with the Magellan Current. Like the great explorer Magellan, the Alpha station will journey into the unknown. The symbol of our values and knowledge, it will carry a ...
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There's a dedication before the closing credits start rolling: To my father... See more »
We Trying To Stay Alive
(Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Pras Michel (as Michel Prakazrel), Wyclef Jean & John Forte)
Performed by Wyclef Jean feat. Refugee Allstars
Sampling "Stayin' Alive" performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of Barry Gibb, The Estate of Robin Gibb and Yvonne Gibb, under exclusive license to Capitol Music Group Brothers Music (BMI), The Estates of Robin Gibb & Yvonne Gibb, all rights administered for the World by Universal
All Rights on Behalf of Crompton Songs Administered by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
With courtesy of Warner Chappell Music France and Universal Music Publishing Film & TV
(p) 1997 Sony BMG Music entertainment
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I was hoping this would be really good especially since Star Wars and Star Trek have fallen into the hands of Hollywood corporate hacks now.
It wasn't great, but it is good and worth the time, although it is too long. Movies are becoming longer and longer and it is like editors are taking aback seat at studios. Now, unlike the rebooted Star Trek and remade Star Wars films this one had interesting colors and a beautiful woman, but the actor and actress did not have much of a chemistry. The director should have had the co-workers have sex to improve their chemistry. The actress is really thin and comely after all. Still, watchable and as you see from my rating much better than Hollywood crap.
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