Based on 226 votes and 82 reviews
Not as bad as the reviews claim. Just go on the ride - it is beautiful to look at and something isn't blowing up every few minutes, which passes as plot nowadays. The story is actually pretty easy to follow, despite the reviews. The sheer imagination at play is worth the experience. Good for families and older kids, as well.
One of your critics said he watched it for 20 mins & thought it sucked. He must be a glutton for torture. I watched it for 10 mins. & that was excruciating. Terribly childish even for children. Stephen Wong
This is an amazingly well thought out movie as practically every scene has a twist that keeps the viewer engaged. One of best Science Fiction movies since the release of Riddick in 2013. A Must See!!!
Now I understand why Besson and Cameron don't like each other. Besson is a serious and mature creator who delivers stories for kids while Cameron is a technical geek bent on superb special effects and extreme technical accuracy who creates stories that try to be mature but feel a lot like they were written by a kid. Valerian is inspired by cartoons and feels much like an extension of the 5th element. It is no more and no less than what it claims to be. It doesn't pretend to be more than an entertaining adventure. It looks very nice too.
Watched 20 mins. and left what a waste of time
The movie was a visual treat. The two young leads gave a solid, captivating performance. The trailer didn't give folks much of an idea what the movie about but this movie was terrific!! It was visually stunning and was exciting from front to end. If you haven't seen this yet, get out and check it out. You will not be disappointed!!!
soooo visually stunning, this will be a bigger cult classic than any of Besson films to date
Great movie. visual well done, very similar to Star Wars
Great film sorry for the folks that did not understand it fully.
Fun and incredibly well-done visuals. Really just a feast for the eyes. Plot is '70s style comic book (think Heavy Metal). Don't take this too seriously and its enjoyable. Felt it kind fell apart a bit at the end.
I hate the rating that all of the professional movie goers give, they suck. It was a fun action packed movie. The story was fun and funny to watch. Reminds you of what it takes to get a good woman in your life. Special effects were awesome and would recommend it to friends and family.
SO glad I disregarded the reviews and made my own opinion, this movie was a BLAST!! They managed to capture the feel of "old school" comics- both visually and in the dialogue, The graphics were SO great! Felt like I was in a video game version of the comics, if that even makes sense to you. So..summary: REALLY glad I went. Loved it.
I went in thinking it would be visually great and poor acting as many have already said and that was basically what I saw. Had so much more potential with good acting! 3 stars for the big screen effects...1 star for the acting!
I liked it, corny at moments, but it pulled through. Would like to see sequel :)
Some of the best CGI I have ever seen. So believable. Actually beautiful! Better than Avatar. We loved this movie. Great story, great humor.
Very clean good special effects, and actors, makeup artist on time
Very clean good special effects, and actors, makeup artist on time
Good lord !!!! Who makes movies likes this ? Straight garbage
Stunning visuals, suspenseful and fun. The plot doesn't wander off in a thousand different directions, so I could understand what was going on. The criticisims of DeHaan have merit, but he's good enough for the part. Overall, a job well done.
This was one of my worst movies of all time. The acting was so weak. Where do they get these useless baby driver kind of male actors, kindergarten obviously. Special green screen effects were endless and boring. I felt stupid sitting through the entire flick. Save your money.
I never walk out on movies. I sat through "The Rum Diaries". I sat through Johnny Depp's other dumpster fire "The Libertine" and others much worse. This movie was so horrible that I had no choice. Please save yourselves the agony and see something else. Thank you for your time and kind indulgence.
Horrible! As an adult that has always enjoyed a good sci-fi space movie, this was simply awful. If this was a book it would appeal to a Young Adult audience... maybe to those 11 - 12 years old. A long, drawn out show that I thought would never end. 1 - 1 1/2 Stars. RAN
I read the comics a long tome ago. I loved it . This movie respect the world,the universe of this comic
I see people complaining that it looks like a video game but that's kind of the point it's like the simulation theory of the world. Y'all just need to watch a Shane Dawson simulation theory video and then you'll understand. Look it up on YouTube. Valerian was AMAZING.
LOVE IT SO MUCH. MY NEW FAVORITE MOVIE. BETTER THAN STARWARS AND STAR TREK. Maybe not as popular but definitely better to me personally. I love that it's funny, scary, sci fy, action, and romance all in one. I LOVE that it takes place in the future and touches on the simulation conspiracy theory of life and the future.
I so wanted to like this movie. I am a fan of Luc Besson and had really high hopes for the movie. I liked the story line. The CGI and cinematography were breathtaking. However, Dane Dehaan is apparently the love child of Keanu Reeves and Kevin Kostner and brings new lows to wooden acting. I was left feeling that Dehaan singlehandedly brought down what was visually a thrilling, rich visual experience and sucked every ounce of humor and vitality out of the script.
I will watch it again and again. There should be more movies like this. Lots of the ideas were original and the movie is definitely one of my favorites. Luc Besson did a terrifix job with this movie. My favorite movie is The 5th Element. But do not go in comparing this to that it is it's own unique story telling experience and different ideas.
Complete lackluster script, I'd be ashamed of producing a farce like this
Awful Script and cast
What a visual spectacle!! The make-believe world just blew my mind! The story keeps you entertained from start to finish with lots of action, humour and a little romance ;) It was an bsolutely fun day at the theatres.
this wasnt a movie it was more like an amazing ride through another atmosphere!! kids and i loved it in 3D , wouldnt have watched it without 3D
Great special effects. Probably mostly for kids. Loved the beautiful people of Mul. Also a strong performance by Haley Berry. Over all well worth the money and I am an older person.
If you like shitty movies this one is for you
WTF did I just watch, Worst story line and acting I ve seen in a long time
Psychedelics and this movie equals a GREAT time. I read this in comic form decades ago and Luc Besson NAILED it. Incredible visuals. Engaging actors. Interesting plot. Go see it!
WORST MOVIE EVER
Amazing just to look at and it delivered a really good ride.
It was very entertaining action and sci fi on the move constantly love it
This is visually stunning and yet disappointing. It is Star Wars on steroids with many characters and images borrowed from the blockbuster film series, most obviously Jabba the Hut. If you are not concerned so much with plot and character development, this could be your movie; but be warned, it looks more like a video game.
stunning a must see!!!!
Great movie for all ages. Great storyline
the 3D must see movie of the summer.
Just a comment for those saying that the plot is old and "déjà vu" and the actors look like comic book characters: do remember that this is based on a comic book from the 1970's... And Besson wanted it to stay close to the original story and feel. If you go in expecting Star Wars or Avatar you'll be disappointed. If you go in with an open mind to see an old comic book on film, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Nice and stays true to the original story but with some sections too long and lame.