Michael and I went to the Moviehouse & Eatery on Saturday, this time to see Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. I don’t have a real comprehensive review like I usually do, but instead, just a few thoughts to share.
- It’s definitely a movie to see on a large screen, maybe even 3-D. It is visually stunning, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets a couple of award nominations for the CGI or the costumes.
- The plot, to me, was like being on a rollercoaster. There was a slow build up at the beginning, then they hit you with a lot of information all at once (kind of like they are trying to catch you up to everything so you can understand the story), and then it was one action scene after another until you come to a complete halt at the end.
- I liked the idea that love was defined not by chivalrous acts or protection, but by trusting the other person enough to make their decisions on their own.
- I was a little disappointed by the ending (no spoilers, don’t worry). I respected one of the character’s values all throughout the movie. It was the loyalty to those values that helped the other character to grow. Then the character just throws those values away in the end. Not a fan.
- I loved the Pearls. They definitely made this movie what it is. Loved what they portrayed about beauty, love, and forgiveness.
- Rhianna’s character was interesting. I liked the idea of her character, but I wish I could have seen a little more depth to her story.
Would I recommend this movie? If you are a 3-D kind of movie watcher, then definitely see it in the theaters. Otherwise, I think a home rental is sufficient enough to enjoy the film. I wished that the movie would have been a little meatier with the plot, but the visuals are spectacular.