The City of a Thousand Planets

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February 8th, 2017 at 4:12:01 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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From 23 October 1969 to 19 March 1970 the French comic book science fiction series Valérian and Laureline created by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude Mézières. Bad Dreams is the first volume in the series. The City of Shifting Waters is the 2nd volume in series. The City of a Thousand Planets is the 3rd volume.

The original writer and the illustrator are both alive at age 78.

Now two decades after "The Fifth Element", Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is being produced, written and directed by Luc Besson. The director's 2014 film Lucy had worldwide success in 2014. The budget is by far the largest ever assembled for a French film although the principal actors are British and American and the film will be primarily in English.

February 8th, 2017 at 5:03:23 AM permalink
terapined
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In a somewhat related genre
Manga - comics from Japan
The movie I am really looking forward to is Ghost in the Shell
I watched all the anime episodes
Major Motoko Kusanagi kicks ass
A future where people are a mixture of human and machine.
Some are mostly human, some half and half, some mostly machine
The Major is mostly machine
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February 8th, 2017 at 5:30:22 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: terapined
The movie I am really looking forward to is Ghost in the Shell. I watched all the anime episodes


That movie was made 20 years ago.
February 8th, 2017 at 6:29:08 AM permalink
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Quote: Pacomartin
Now two decades after "The Fifth Element",


What comes to mind is "Fool me once..."
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February 8th, 2017 at 7:30:09 AM permalink
TheCesspit
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Quote: Pacomartin
That movie was made 20 years ago.


It appears to be a shot for shot live action reproduction. With a Caucasian lead.
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February 8th, 2017 at 8:29:30 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Luc Besson is one of my favorite director/producers. "The Professional" (with Jean Reno and an elementary school aged Natalie Portman as an assassin in training), and "The Transporter" (which was a breakout for Jason Statham) are excellent films. He loves slick car chases and his films are known for their action sequences.

I recall some time ago, he said he was only going to direct five films, then retire from directing. I wonder where he's at with that.
February 8th, 2017 at 8:36:53 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: TheCesspit

It appears to be a shot for shot live action reproduction. With a Caucasian lead.

I'm ok with it
A lot of anime characters are not necessarily Japanese
Many are generic with round eyes
A lot of Anime not set in Japan
My alltime favorite anime, Cowboy Bebop, takes place in space
My favorite character, Alucard of Hellsing takes place in England
Attack on Titan takes place in a fictitious land
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February 8th, 2017 at 8:42:38 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Ayecarumba
[Luc Besson is one of my favorite director/producers. "The Professional" (with Jean Reno and an elementary school aged Natalie Portman as an assassin in training), and "The Transporter" (which was a breakout for Jason Statham) are excellent films. He loves slick car chases and his films are known for their action sequences.


The professional rocked, great movie
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February 8th, 2017 at 9:04:56 AM permalink
terapined
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The character is 99.99999% machine, not Japanese.
Many on her team are part machine but she is just about all machine.
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July 24th, 2017 at 6:34:42 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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It's a shame that this low budget comedy sold almost twice as many tickets as Valerian.

On the other hand, it's impressive how a sex comedy with a $19 million budget and three women in their 40's can make $22.8 million in two days.
Queen Latifah (age 47)
Regina Hall (age 46)
Jada Pinkett-Smith (age 45)
Tiffany Haddish (age 37)

Larenz Tate (age 41)
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