Recommendation: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (with the sound down)

It all started the morning after a bout of insomnia, when I was trying to get stuff done but was too tired to reasonably function. I wanted something on in the background, but nothing that would confuse or irritate me. (I have reached that age where 70% of all media irritates me.) And I found this on Netflix, and it was perfect. Or, at least... it was when I watched it with the sound turned off. I've learnt my lesson with Luc Besson over the years. His sci-fi films look amazing, but they are very, very silly.  And I'm not being snobby here, they really do look amaaaazing. But I always feel you should treat them like a really large, beautiful screensaver.
Current Favourite Thing: This is probably my favourite scene.
Also, I don't care whether the two leads have any chemistry, because I have absolutely no idea what the fuck is going on.

By James Bell

Trad singer, songwriter and romantic fundamentalist.

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