The movie is filled to the brim with one unique and exiting heist, but leaves everything else (especially the characters) bland and bare. The end result is a somewhat confusing ride of twists and turns that makes it hard to even care about its conclusion. The premise is good, but simply doesn't fit into one movie. They should have put it into a TV series with much more back story.
This was a really intense experience. Heavy symbolism, dark satire and an outstanding cinematography set the frame for great actors in an equally great but unsettling movie.
The only problem I had with the film was the fact that many call it a black comedy. It's not, at least not in the sense that many viewers would imagine a typical black comedy. On the other hand I'm happy I was fooled by that label, because otherwise I probably would've never watched it.
My knowledge in Japanese cinema is not really great apart from some animes I've watched. I can say the same about experimental movies as well. So I really didn't know what to expect when I chose this film as the first in the What To Watch Challenge 2018.
After watching this experimental dystopian sci fi movie, I'm still not really sure what to think of it. But despite it having no real ending, I was kind of satistfied when the…
Wow, I didn't expect to like this one so much. After watching the trailers I expected overwhelming, but a bit too unusual visuals and underwhelming acting. While the first part came true, the second did only partly.
While it took me some time to really like the otherworldly inventive and truely unique alien worlds I never really got to like the eponymous Valerian played by Dane DeHaan. On the other hand I was pleasantly surprised by Cara Delevingne aka Laureline,…