A scattered movie whose characters I just couldn’t connect with. ‘Valerian’ is a sci-fi set in the future where millions of races co-exist in space, and a special human police division help preserve the peace. Our main duo played by Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne play hot and cold couple Major Valerian and Sergeant Laureline. A better script or acting would be required to make up for either’s mediocrity. Emotional moments were also frequently spoiled by a rudimentary and overly dramatic musical score. A quirky mess focusing too much on visual spectacle over substance. All flaws aside, ‘Valerian’ is still worth the watch for sci-fi fans and teens alike.

Reminds me of:

  • Avatar
  • Ender’s Game
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • The Fifth Element
  • Guardians of the Galaxy