Well, lots of amazing trailer this week. This morning, I caught a new look at the upcoming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, the newest from Luc Besson.
This trailer gave us a bit of scope in terms of who Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are and what drives them in the film. We also get a ton of epic sweeping footage and some interesting space creatures along the way.
What I really liked about the trailer was, for me, a return to what made Luc Besson an incredible visual filmmaker with work like The Fifth Element. I want to return to a film like that, a crazy spectacle action extravaganza, and I think that’s what we’re going to get here.
Faults? Yeah, it felt like the CG wasn’t all entirely finished yet, which may still be fixed, but I’m not sure given that all of Besson’s films are made for lower budgets. I also wasn’t big on Lucy, and there was a slight vibe of that in the trailer.
All in all, I enjoyed the trailer and it did make me more excited to see the film, which opens July 21st.
So what did you think? What’s your favorite Luc Besson film? Let me know/Drop a comment below!
-Kyle A. Goethe