Can Valerian Save Us From Mediocre Space Operas?

Sci-Fi epics (or space operas) are few and far between these days in popular movies. Especially when they aren’t based on a well known brand like Star Wars or Star Trek or Marvel Studios. On occasion, a fresh face will appear on the scene with mixed reviews (Avatar, Ender’s Game), or straight up awful ones, (Jupiter Ascending, John Carter).

Enter Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Directed by The Fifth Element’s Luc Besson, the trailer promises a potentially thrilling entry and I’m hoping it begins the work of redeeming the genre; helping it to branch out beyond the known brands.

Based on French comic series, Valérian, here’s hoping it’s not one more, mediocre popular movie.

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  • Brenden Bell

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    Brenden Bell is a screenwriter, video producer, editor, teacher, and Visual Content Manager with The Initiative Production Company. He loves eating ice cream, everything nerdy/dorky, thinking too much, and dogs (mostly just the big ones, but he’s open-minded)

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